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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Yast Sources


    Hello everyone,

    I was having a problem adding the yast source from the suse ftp.

    This is what I did:
    1. Went to Change Source of Installation under Software in Yast.
    2. Went to Add and then FTP
    3. For Server Name, I put ftp.suse.com
    4. For Directory on Server, I put pub/suse/i386/9.2/suse/i586/ (which I believe is the directory I want)

    After clicking OK, I get the error message
    Code:
    Unable to create installation source
    from URL 'ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.2/suse/i586'
    Details:
    ERROR(InstSrc:E_no_instsrc_on_media)
    Try Again?
    I have managed to get some other Yast sources to work, but I would greatly appreciate getting the official one to work.

    Am I using the wrong directory? Am I not following the proper steps?
    I remember doing this on 9.1 personal and it taking 5 seconds and this is becoming quite the task for 9.2.

    Thanks in advance,
    Bryan

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    try just leaving it at the 9.2

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    Thanks for the response lakerdonald,

    I was successfully able to get the Yast source for the suse ftp server on my list.

    A weird thing is that there seems to be no software or much less than I remember from 9.1 when I search something. For instance, Eclipse is not there but I'm pretty sure it was when I used 9.1. That is just one example. Any time I do find anything, it is already installed.

    By the way, I have the Suse 9.2 DVD as a source in Yast as well.

    Is everything on the ftp server on the DVD? Is this possibly the wrong directory? Should I remove the DVD from the source list?

    Thanks,
    Bryan

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    Just to make sure it uses the FTP source, try disabling the DVD source, and mive it to the bottom of the list in the sources part of YaST, i think if you have the DVD above the FTP and enabled, it will use that.
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    Thanks everyone for your responses,

    I was able to get one of the complete mirrors to work, so now I have access to all of the software.

    For anyone who has had the same problem I did, if you go to http://www.suse.com/us/private/downl...t_mirrors.html you can find a list of mirrors that are hopefully close to you.

    I believe when you are adding a source to Yast, you have to choose the directory with the "content" and "directory.yast" files (at least for 9.2).

    Thanks again for the help,
    Bryan

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