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Packman Software Repositories
Packman is the most popular third-party repository available for openSUSE. It contains many packages that aren't in the openSUSE version; either because they cannot be included for legal reasons, because the distribution contains an older version, or simply because it was never packaged for the distribution release.
This is the repository where you can acquire the relevant mp3 and other codecs, as well as many multimedia applications (such as mplayer), torrent clients, games, etc...
Adding the Packman Repository
For adding the Packman repository, see Repositories.
The quickest option is to add the repository using the command-line package manager frontend zypper:
- for 11.3: zypper addrepo --repo http://packman.inode.at/suse/11.3/packman.repo
- for 11.2: zypper addrepo --repo http://packman.inode.at/suse/11.2/packman.repo
- for 11.1: zypper addrepo --repo http://packman.inode.at/suse/11.1/packman.repo
Note that for the commands above, you must be in a terminal (konsole (KDE), gnome-terminal (GNOME), urxvt, xterm, ...) as the root user (use
su - to switch from your regular user to the root user).
- an RSS feed is available here: http://packman.links2linux.org/rdf/packman_en.rdf
- use the website's interface: http://packman.links2linux.org/updates
Please use one of the following mirrors for the Packman repository:
Note that you must add /suse/ followed by the version (e.g. /suse/11.3) to those URLs to add them as installation sources
- 6 hours:
- 30 mins:
- 15 mins
- 30 mins
- 4 hours:
- 60 mins
To import the Packman GPG key, enter the following command:
The Packman repository homepage is located at: http://packman.links2linux.org/ Over here you can find a very deep search of the Packman repository, as well.