On 08/06/2012 10:04, kwirschau wrote:

> I am rather new to SLES (mostly used Debian-based Linuxes before) and
> having difficulties installing development-related packages on a SLES 11
> SP2 server, which I recently got.
>
> I found my way around with 'zypper' and realized that these
> repositories are setup on my machine: SLES11-SP1-Pool,
> SLES11-SP1-Updates, SLES11-SP2-Core, SLES11-SP2-Extension-Store,
> SLES11-SP2-Updates, SUSE-Linux-Enterprise-Server-11-SP2 (the
> installation medium).
>
> When trying to search for/install (in my opinion rather basic)
> dev-packages like libopenssl-devel, libmysqlclient-devel or git, I
> realized that these are only available via third-party repositories and
> not included in the default repositories mentioned above.
>
> Is this correct or am I still misunderstanding the 'zypper' ecosystem?


No you're not misunderstanding the zypper (or SUSE) ecosystem.

The above repositories all match those listed in TID 7010225 so you're
not missing any for a standard SLES11 SP2 install.

Devel-packages are provided through the SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK which
is available for download @
http://download.novell.com/Download?...d=NgW3ToaagDQ~ or it's
possible you may be able to add some online repos (I'll have to check on
that).

HTH.
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Simon
Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner

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