13.1 Installing Modules and Extensions from Online Channels

The following procedure requires that you have registered your system with SUSE Customer Center, or a local registration server. If you are in the process of registering your system, you will see a list of extensions and modules immediately after having completed Step 4 of Section 18.11, Registering Your System. In that case, skip the next steps and proceed with Step 3.

Installing Add-ons and Extensions from Online Channels with YaST

  1. Start YaST and select Software > Add-On Products. Alternatively, start the YaST Add-On Products module from the command line with sudo yast2 add-on.

    The dialog will show an overview of already installed add-on products, modules and extensions.

  2. To add repositories from SUSE Customer Center (or a local registration server), select Add > Extensions and Modules from Registration Server.

    YaST connects to the registration server and displays a list of Available Extensions and Modules.

    NOTE: Available Extensions and Modules

    The amount of available extensions and modules depends on the registration server. A local registration server may only offer update repositories and no additional extensions.

    NOTE: Modules Life Cycles

    Life cycle end dates of modules are available on https://scc.suse.com/docs/lifecycle/sle/12/modules.

  3. Click an entry to see its description.

  4. Select one or multiple entries for installation by activating their check marks.

    Figure 13-1 Installation of System Extensions

  5. Click Next to proceed.

  6. Depending on the repositories to be added for the extension or module, you may be asked if you want to import the GPG key with which the repository is signed or asked to agree to a license.

    After confirming these messages, YaST will download and parse the metadata. The repositories for the selected extensions will be added to your system—no additional installation sources are required.

  7. If needed, adjust the repository Properties as described in Section 12.3.2, Managing Repository Properties.

NOTE: For More Information

White paper SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Modules.