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Failed to install an openrepos repo

asked 2016-07-20 16:51:52 +0200

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updated 2016-08-23 13:56:40 +0200

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I'm a new Jolla user with a Jolla C, but familiar with SUSE linux. I needed to install gnupg-pinentry from here:
I tried to install the repo following the guidance here:

devel-su rpm --import
(That hung first time, but worked - i.e. no error - a second time)
devel-su zypper ar -f
devel-su pkcon refresh - OK
devel-su pkcon install gnupg-pinentry - Command failed: This tool could not find any available package: could not find gnupg-pinentry
listing repos with ssu lr showed that the repo was not added

1 Why didn't that work?

I then downloaded the rpm and installed it with:
devel-su pkcon install-local Downloads/pinentry-0.8.3-1.armv7hl.rpm
which worked OK.

2 Is there any disadvantage of doing it that way?
3 Is there anything I should check, perhaps after the first failed attempt at adding the key?

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May I ask why you are not using the warehouse app: ?

bomo ( 2016-07-20 19:58:56 +0200 )edit

@bomo No particular reason. I read about warehouse but didn't see what advantage it would have, given that I knew exactly what rpm I needed. I'm comfortable using zipper and rpm over ssh so I did what I rormally do, rather than using a gui on a small screen. But I suspect there's something about repos in sfos that I misunderstand.

DaveRo ( 2016-07-20 22:12:00 +0200 )edit

Trimmed the headline and added tags instead. :)

vattuvarg ( 2016-08-23 13:57:23 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-08-23 08:18:38 +0200

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updated 2016-08-23 09:42:08 +0200

Use Warehouse if you not sure about your commandline skills

If you really sure you want to use shell do following:

pkcon remove zypper
ssu ar openrepos-inte
ssu ur
pkcon repo-set-data openrepos-inte refresh-now true
pkcon install pinentry
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@coderus Thank you for that suggestion. As I wrote in my OP I did install pinentry. My question was - why didn't my method work? (I want to understand how package and repo management is different to what I'm used to in openSuSE.)

Does zypper not work with SFOS - in which case the instructions given on openrepos (2nd link in OP) are wrong? Or is it a bug?

DaveRo ( 2016-08-23 14:53:03 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-08-22 15:58:32 +0200

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I had the same issue and verified. The zypper ar command does not write into /etc/zypp/repos.d I tried. I haven't verified whether the openrepos structure is compatible with the expectations from zypper. So for the moment, people have to surf to, install the warehouse client via web - download and start from there, which is horribly insecure. I would STRONGLY suggest, that jolla integrates the warehouse app into the jolla store that comes with every device.

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Warehouse/OpenRepos itself is horribly insecure - you need to have total trust in everything you download, because anyone can upload anything.

nthn ( 2016-08-23 11:01:33 +0200 )edit

Several Android stores claim verification and the CNIL and others reported excessive invasive behavior that I haven't seen in jolla apps so far. So it is also a matter of the community building those apps. And on the long run, I think jolla needs to have a serious business model around an app store.

Flight406 ( 2016-08-24 18:46:01 +0200 )edit
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