A few days ago, I blogged about using
r.opensu.sefor shorter package repository URLs, including passing e.g.
zypper ar -rto add a repository. Turned out it didn't work, because
zypperwouldn't follow the redirect. So I rewrote that part by handing over such URLs to a CGI script that reverse proxies the
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/(it fetches the proper
.repoURL and passes the result to
zypper). To cut the long story short, this stuff actually works now :):
zypper ar -r http://r.opensu.se/network:utilities/11.2/r