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.