Well, I’ve been having issues with our SMT. Basically after the release of SLES11 SP2 in February, I’ve been waiting for the repositories to turn “mirrorable”, which they haven’t yet. So I wrote a mail to the EMEA customer support.
And yesterday I got a reply, stating that my mirror credentials had been regenerated. And guess what ? I can mirror stuff again. So if you ever have any issues like the ones I described (or any of the people in the forum threads experienced), write a mail to your Novell customer support. 😛