Adding SUSE Package Hub repositories to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

This document (7018288) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
 

Situation

SUSE Package Hub consists of packages that are built and maintained by a community of users and packagers using the SUSE Open Build Service. Thus, it is possible to install such packages in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server  and Desktop systems; there is no need to build everything alone.
Such packages are not officially supported by SUSE, but the SLES and SLED systems remain supported and supportable when using these packages.
The Package Hub packages should not replace or update SUSE supported packages. 

Resolution

Using SUSE Package Hub is simple:

  1. Register your SUSE product:
    SLES12:
    https://documentation.suse.com/sles/12-SP5/html/SLES-all/cha-planning.html#sec-planning-registering
    SLES15:
    https://documentation.suse.com/sles/15-SP2/html/SLES-all/cha-planning.html#sec-planning-registering
     
  2. Enable the SUSE Package Hub extension
    This is possible either with the YaST2 Registration Module or with the SUSEConnect tool.

    * With YaST2
    Do the following:
    yast -> software
      -> Add-on Products
         -> Add
           -> Extensions and Modules from Registration Server...
             -> SUSE Package Hub


    * With SUSEConnect
    The following command line can be used (replace the architecture and the SLES version with the appropriate one for your platform)
  3. SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP2:
    SUSEConnect -p PackageHub/15.2/x86_64 
    

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1:

    SUSEConnect -p PackageHub/15.1/x86_64 

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP5:

    SUSEConnect -p PackageHub/12.5/x86_64 
    

    SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP4:

    SUSEConnect -p PackageHub/12.4/x86_64 
    

     

    Hint: Use the following command to list all available modules and extensions:
SUSEConnect --list-extensions

  • Search for and install packages
    zypper se sushi
    zypper in sushi

Cause

SUSE provides packages via Package Hub to allow SUSE customers to easily install community packages and have their SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers remain fully supported.

Additional Information

The primary goals with SUSE Package Hub are:
  •     Provide quality packages
  •     Protect customer investment in SUSE support
  •     Ease of use
Regarding support:
  •     No commercial support from SUSE
  •     Community maintained/supported
  •     SUSE does NOT support the packages themselves nor any issues related to the packages
KDE is one of the most interesting examples in Package Hub for customers. The only required architecture is x86_64, all others are optional (although they are usually available).

More information is available at https://packagehub.suse.com

https://packagehub.suse.com/support/
While the packages from the SUSE Package Hub are not officially supported by SUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server remains supported and supportable when using these packages.

The software delivered by the SUSE Package Hub comes without guarantees of functionality and without commercial support services from SUSE. That means that while we hope the software is useful for our customers, we are not offering support in the context of "how to use" the software, or resolving any defects. On the other hand we want SUSE Package Hub to be useful and based on user feedback will do our best to keep it that way.

While there is no commercial support from SUSE, can I file a bugreport ?
Yes! Since the packages in SUSE Package Hub are community maintained your feedback is always welcome. Feel free to open a bugreport at SUSE Bugzilla for Package Hub related issues.
The bugreport should contain:
  • Problem related to a software package from SUSE Package Hub
  • Troubleshooting steps taken related to the software package from SUSE Package Hub
  • Suggestion for an enhancement

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:7018288
  • Creation Date: 18-Nov-2016
  • Modified Date:14-May-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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