Smart Repositories

While Yast works, it is sometimes a pretty slow process. If you have ever used Apt you will be right at home with Smart. It just makes life much more simpler. Lets begin:

1. Smart already come preinstalled on 10.2, but you should also install the gui portion through Yast.

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2. Now you want to add some Smart Channels, here you will have access to all the main repositories for opensuse. Open a terminal, become root, and just copy and paste the code below into your terminal.

smart channel --add suse-oss102 type=yast2 baseurl=http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/ftp.opensuse.org/opensuse/distribution/10.2/repo/oss/ -y
smart channel --add suse-non-oss102 type=yast2 baseurl=http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/ftp.opensuse.org/opensuse/distribution/10.2/repo/non-oss/ -y
smart channel --add update10.2 type=rpm-md name="update 10.2" baseurl=http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/ftp.suse.com/suse/update/10.2/ -y
smart channel --add packman102 type=rpm-md name="Packman 10.2" baseurl=http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/10.2/ -y
smart channel --add guru102 type=yast2 name="Guru 10.2" baseurl=http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/suser-guru/rpm/10.2/ -y
smart channel --add http://software.opensuse.org/download/X11:/XGL/openSUSE_10.2/X11:XGL.repo -y
smart update

3. Now you can start Smart-Gui and see the channels and software selection that you have available.

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