Following these instructions I'm trying to build the sync client for owncloud. Since building the client installer for Windows is only officially supported on openSUSE I installed openSUSE in Virtualbox.

I now need to "add the following repository using YaST or zypper ar" using the following command:

zypper ar https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/isv:ownCloud:toolchains:mingw:win32:stable

So I copy pasted this command into the terminal, but I get an error, saying:

If only one argument is used, it must be a URI pointing to a .repo file.

The url is obviously not pointing directly to a .repo file, but to a website. I'm not really familiar with opensuse, so I'm unsure of what I'm looking for.

Does anybody know how I can adjust this to get it working? All tips are welcome!

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Alright, I found the answer. In the end I found the link by opening the link in the command,

click the "Repositories" tab click the "Go to download repository" link under my version of openSUSE (openSUSE_Leap_42.1 for me)

There the file is listed. Click on the file and then copy the link from the browser address bar and run it with zypper ar. For me it turned out to be:

zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/isv:/ownCloud:/toolchains:/mingw:/win32:/stable/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/isv:ownCloud:toolchains:mingw:win32:stable.repo

I hope this someday helps someone else with the same problem

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