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After installing with autoYaST, zypper show cryptic name for add-on or repository

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2


After installing a server with AutoYaST the names and alias for add-on products and/or repositories are cryptic.

When running a zypper command, it is not possible to determine the proper name of the repository providing the rpm.

A 'zypper sl' shows cryptic names for repositories and/or add-on products. An example is:
# | Alias                                         | Name                                           | Enabled | Refresh | Type  
1 | http-                       | http-                        | Yes     | Yes     | yast2 


The alias is based on the file name during creation and cannot be changed. The name of a add-on and repository have to be defined in the autoyast. This can be done by adding the name of the add-on product or repository between the tags <name> </name> in the add-on part of the xml used for the autoyast installation.

An example looks like:

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  • Document ID:7010011
  • Creation Date: 16-Jan-2012
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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