Friday, June 3, 2016

How to Install packages from my hard drive.

Most if not all packages (files ending in *.rpm) are on the online repositories. In some cases you have the rpm from your pc or you have downloaded it from some site/server etc.  Question is how would one install it?

Thursday, June 2, 2016

How to revert packages from the previous repo

 The most common usecase doing a vendor change of packages

You did a dup to a specific repository but you want to revert back the packages to the previous repository.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Curl and download error of packages

Most of the time i am behind a NAT router either at work or at home and those error are pretty common on my openSUSE system.

The old school trick i always do is ping those hosts.

 ping download.opensuse.org 

 ping downloadcontent.opensuse.org 

now edit the file /etc/hosts  and add

 RESULT-OF-IP-FROM-PING  download.opensuse.org 

 RESULT-OF-IP-FROM-PING  downloadcontent.opensuse.org 

eg. something like this.

 195.135.221.134  download.opensuse.org 
 195.135.221.157  downloadcontent.opensuse.org 
 

That trick always saves me from choosing a local mirror manually. It works for me and I'm not saying it will work for everyone, just try it and see.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Disable autorefresh

Disabling auto refresh of your repositories has some benefits. If you are on a limited internet connection or you just do not want to refresh every time you invoke zypper or yast sw_single then this post might be of interest for you.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vboxwebsrv with systemd on openSUSE

This works if you need to restart vboxwebsrv using systemd in openSUSE. Some folks  will raise some eye browse with this configuration for sure :-). The USER-NAME in the entry below is the username of the user who will access vboxwebsrv.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

VirtualBox Autosave Autostart of vms

This assumes that you are the only user on your system if not then you can try my Phpvirtualbox  guide. You do not need your favorite sudo utility nor running su just to set your vms to auto. Enable the systemd service one time and use VBoxManage to set your vms to auto.