Software app showing updates from Opensuse repositories?!

I created a live media of Tumbleweed. While this USB is connected to the system, the software store shows updates from the Tumbleweed repository. I checked the Software Repositories option; there was an entry for Opensuse Tumbleweed, and it was enabled. When I remove the drive, the updates and repository disappear. What is going on? Is this expected? I usually update using dnf, and there are no issues there. I happened to open the software store and found this.

Fedora Version 39
Gnome Software Version 45.3
Opensuse Tumbleweed in USB (20240326 Snapshot)

Output of ls /etc/yum.repos.d/

_copr:copr.fedorainfracloud.org:phracek:PyCharm.repo
fedora-cisco-openh264.repo
fedora.repo
fedora-updates.repo
fedora-updates-testing.repo
google-chrome.repo
rpmfusion-free.repo
rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver.repo
rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
rpmfusion-nonfree-steam.repo
rpmfusion-nonfree-tainted.repo
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo

which is no surprise as dnf is normal.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Copr repo for PyCharm owned by phracek 1.8 kB/s | 2.1 kB 00:01
Fedora 39 - x86_64 15 kB/s | 3.4 kB 00:00
Fedora 39 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64 5.5 kB/s | 989 B 00:00
Fedora 39 - x86_64 - Updates 12 kB/s | 3.2 kB 00:00
google-chrome 5.7 kB/s | 1.3 kB 00:00
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Free 1.4 kB/s | 1.5 kB 00:01
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Free - Updates 2.6 kB/s | 2.0 kB 00:00
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Free - Updates 51 kB/s | 241 kB 00:04
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Nonfree 1.8 kB/s | 1.5 kB 00:00
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Nonfree tainted 14 kB/s | 14 kB 00:01
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Nonfree - Updates 2.9 kB/s | 2.0 kB 00:00
RPM Fusion for Fedora 39 - Nonfree - Updates 23 kB/s | 86 kB 00:03
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.
Complete!

So to get it clear (I am totally confused)

  1. You are on Fedora
  2. You downloaded the .iso for Opensuse tumbleweed and flashed it to a USB stick, how?
  3. You have the finished install stick connected and GNOME Discover shows the Opensuse repos but not DNF?

this is really strange and may be wanted

  1. Yes
  2. Yes. Using Fedora Media Writer (Could that be an issue?)
  3. Yes. If I disconnect the stick, the repo will disappear. If I connect again, it’ll appear again. It’ll appear whenever I connect the stick and refresh the gnome-software. DNF is unaffected.

One more info that could be useful. I ran a virtual machine in Gnome Boxes using the same ISO. That VM is not in use (deleted a week ago). Both /.local/share/gnome-boxes/images/ and /var/lib/libvirt/images are empty. Then later loaded the same ISO into the USB Stick.

Also the snapshot I used was 20240326 which was affected by the xz backdoor issue (if it is relevant).

GNOME Software relies on PackageKit which is not related to DNF and has its own logic.
Some software like Freeplane is not packaged for Fedora, but can be installed from the openSUSE Tumbleweed repos.
However, you should refrain from enabling that repo, unless you fully understand what you are doing and know how to configure priorities correctly.

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thanks! so this is not something I should be worried about?

I would honestly ask GNOME Software or PackageKit devs, as this is really strange .