Linux noob here. I keep getting "Unable to create repository" when trying to add the repo url on the qgis download page to YaST: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/<version>/

I've tried replacing <version> with a few things with no luck:

  • 1.8
  • 1.8.0
  • 12.3
  • qgis-1.8
  • qgis-1.8.0

My search has not come up with any similar cases so far. Anyone know a working repo for installing qgis on openSUSE 12.3?


openSUSE_12.3 would be the correct version string. You can enter the url


in a browser to see what choice is offered.

But you will have no luck in installing QGIS 1.8.0, as there is a dependency bug in the current rpm. RuntimeError: the sip module implements API v9.0 to v9.1 but the qgis.core module requires API v9.2

At least that's what I got with Opensuse 12.3 yesterday.

With QGIS 2.0 being released soon, there will be not much hope of getting the old rpm repaired.

  • After correcting the repo URL, I was able to run the 1.8 install without issue. I haven't done anything indepth yet, but I was able to open QGIS and install a couple plugins. – msayler Sep 12 '13 at 21:25

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