heimdall78 packages for opensuse

fschuett shared this idea 8 years ago
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Hallo,

geogebra is the standard math application in my school (Gym. Himmelsthür, Hildesheim). We use

the openSUSE Version currently in 12.3. I did always like the heimdall packages because it

was just simple to stay current. I could just include the repository to every installation.


I think geogebra is a great application and I did use even the beta version becaus of the 3D

modus. Now this packages disappeared. Why did this happen?


I would very much like to see those terrific packages again. To my understanding it has to

do with licensing issues.


Pleas reconsider your policy.


Bye,

Frank

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Hallo Frank,


schreib Heimdall doch mal direkt an ...

https://www.geogebra.org/fo...


Meine Paket funktioniert aber noch ... ich nutze auch OpenSuse.

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Hi,


you may use the package from http://www.geogebra.org/download AFAIK it also provides automatic updates by adding the geogebra repository to your system.


Cheers,

Zbynek

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Hi,

I tried the mentioned download area but there is no possibility for using it as update source.


The openSUSE site is definitely not available any more. On the site it says that geogebra licensing changes are the reason for this.


If more people like me did like the heimdall packages, maybe we could

make the people behind geogebra reconsider.


Bye,

Frank

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Hi,


I believe that geogebra repository (http://www.geogebra.net/linux/rpm ) will be added by installing the package.


Cheers,

Zbynek

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Hallo,

the mentioned repo does not work anymore. OpenSUSE is not able to use it with the error:

No valid metadata found.


What happened to the repo?


I need it. I use it to install to about 700 computers in my school setting.


I would appreciate any advice.


Bye, Frank

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Up-to-date links here:

http://wiki.geogebra.org/en...

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Hallo Michael,


I do know this links.


The openSUSE rpm based repo is supposed to be in


http://www.geogebra.net/linux/rpm/


but this repo gives me errors. I attach a file showing the error message.


62489823c59d2e03776a508fdd71f021


Bye,

Frank

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Dear Frank,


I tried to reproduce your problem on openSUSE 12.3 64 bit. The link on page http://wiki.geogebra.org/en... to download "64 bit / 32 bit installers for .rpm based systems (Red Hat, openSUSE)" should work. If not, please provide more information (more screenshots and much more details).


Thanks, Zoltan

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Hello,


There is indeed something wrong about the rpm repository with openSUSE.


I checked the zypper log (/var/log/zypper.log) and it looks like that zypper get a http 300 response when it tries to get repomd.asc and repomd.key.


Indeed, it seems there is no such files in the repodata folder. But the server send a 300 because repomd.xml.key and repomd.xml.asc "looks like" repomd.xml. I don't understand the reason behind this.


I don't know well the standards for rpm repository but I believe these files are important for signing. Anyway, zypper is supposed to handle things if there is no such files and ask the user to confirm… but not I'm not sure it should if the server answers with a 300, like in this case. zypper just reports "Invalid metadata" as fschuett wrote.


Is it possible to provide repomd.xml.key and repomd.xml.asc in this repo?

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The problems still persist (OpenSuse 13.2, using zypper for package management). There might be two options to solve this. The easiest and most secure way would be to sign the repomd.xml files and to but the repomd.xml.asc (and possibly repomd.xml.key) in the repodata folder. I suspect that it would also help if the http server correctly responded with '404' (file not found) to the request for these files, and not with '300' (multiple choices). The response to a request for http://www.geogebra.net/lin...] is stored as a temporary file, and zypper/rpm try to interpret these temporary files as signature and key files, respectively. It would be excellent if this could be solved.

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