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

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Environment

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

Situation

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-147.2.90.3-4e7eac83                       | http-147.2.90.3-4e7eac83                        | Yes     | Yes     | yast2 


Resolution

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:
     <listentry>
       <media_url><![CDATA[http://update-server/zenworks-yumrepo/SLES11-SP1-Updates-bundle]]></media_url>
       <product>SLES11-SP1-Updates</product>
       <name>SLES11-SP1-Updates</name>
       <product_dir>/</product_dir>
     </listentry>

Additional Information


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  • Document ID:7010011
  • Creation Date: 16-Jan-2012
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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