How to add the SLE 11 SDK online repositories without media

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES 11 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)


A SLES 11 SP3 system should be configured to access the SDK online repositories. Adding the product as outlined in TID 7007133 - How to use and register SUSE Linux Enterprise add-on products is not possible for given reasons.


The following steps should only be used if access to the ISO media is not possible. Adding a product as outlined in TID 7007133 - How to use and register SUSE Linux Enterprise add-on products
still represents the official way.
  1. Install these two RPMs for SP3:$RCE/SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool/sle-11-x86_64/rpm/x86_64/sle-sdk-release-11.3-1.69.x86_64.rpm$RCE/SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool/sle-11-x86_64/rpm/x86_64/sle-sdk-release-SDK-11.3-1.69.x86_64.rpm

    Install these two RPMs for SP4:$RCE/SLE11-SDK-SP4-Pool/sle-11-x86_64/rpm/x86_64/sle-sdk-release-11.4-1.55.x86_64.rpm$RCE/SLE11-SDK-SP4-Pool/sle-11-x86_64/rpm/x86_64/sle-sdk-release-SDK-11.4-1.55.x86_64.rpm

    The above RPM is only valid for SLE 11 SDK SP3/SP4 x86_64, if the package is required for different architectures, please use$RCE/SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool/ and then navigate through the architecture you need. For other service packs please adjust the URL accordingly (e.g.$RCE/SLE11-SDK-SP4-Pool/).

  2. Install the rpms using rpm -ivh sle-sdk-release-*

  3. Make sure the product metadata shows the sle-sdk as installed. This is indicated by the "i" in the first column:
    sles11sp3:~ # zypper pd
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    S | Repository | Internal Name | Name                                                  | Version    | Arch   | Is Base
    i | @System    | sle-sdk       | SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP3 | 11.3-1.69  | x86_64 | No    
    i | @System    | SUSE_SLES     | SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3                   | 11.3-1.138 | x86_64 | Yes

  4. Run suse_register
  5. Check the active repositories using zypper lr -E:
    sles11sp3:~ # zypper lr -E
    #  | Alias                                            | Name                                             | Enabled | Refresh
     5 | SMT-http_test_site:SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool    | SLE11-SDK-SP3-Pool                               | Yes     | Yes   
     6 | SMT-http_test_site:SLE11-SDK-SP3-Updates | SLE11-SDK-SP3-Updates                            | Yes     | Yes   
    12 | SMT-http_test_site:SLES11-SP3-Pool       | SLES11-SP3-Pool                                  | Yes     | Yes   
    13 | SMT-http_test_site:SLES11-SP3-Updates    | SLES11-SP3-Updates                               | Yes     | Yes   
    14 | SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Server-11-SP3 11.3.3-1.138 | SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Server-11-SP3 11.3.3-1.138 | Yes     | Yes


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  • Document ID:7015337
  • Creation Date: 07-Jul-2014
  • Modified Date:12-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit

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