An RPM repository, also known as a repo, is a storage location from which you can retrieve the software packages and install them on your device. You can also maintain these repositories on Internet servers.
For example, many Linux distributions use Advanced Package Management tools like YUM, ZYpper, or YaST to download and install the RPM packages from the repositories.The following sections explain the different types of repositories and the distributions they are used in:
The NU repository is a collection of YUM repositories. The NU repository hosts RPM packages and patches. It also contains several metadata files that contain all the required information about the packages and patches. This repository updates the distributions that are supported in ZENworks. For more information, see ZENworks 2020 System Requirements.
The NU repository is available at the Novell update. This server requires authentication with your Novell account name and password.
The RCE repository contains metadata files that contain the packages and patches along with their information. This repository updates the distributions that are supported in ZENworks. For more information, see ZENworks 2020 System Requirements.
This repository is available at Red Carpet Enterprise. This server requires authentication with your Novell account name and password.
The YUM repository, also referred to as the RPM-MD repository, is a collection of packages and metadata containing information about packages and patches. The metadata is hosted in the RPM-MD format that is used by the package management functionality.
You can use the ZENworks Linux Management repository to replicate content from the ZENworks 7.x Linux Management Server to the ZENworks Configuration Management Server.