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    Default oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    Please, can you tell me what applet/application should be used for automatic checking of new updates, specially patches and security?

    Thank you,

    Martin

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    Red face Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    Quote Originally Posted by atilius View Post
    Please, can you tell me what applet/application should be used for automatic checking of new updates, specially patches and security?

    Thank you,

    Martin
    If you're familiar with SuSE/openSuSE, it's still Online Updater (which can still be configured to run in the background). To configure it, run (in a terminal window):

    sudo YOU

    I started with 11.0 RC1, but did upgrade to the GM bits yesterday (thank heaven for CHSI Blast!). Because 11.0 RC1 and Vista refused to play nice together, I've gone really old-school and have them on separate hard drives (not merely separate partitions) and am using the boot-selection switch in the BIOS to switch between the two.

    I've used openSuSE before, but sheered away from it due to time constraints imposed by other projects (including helping shake down Wubi, Ubuntu's slick Linux-within-Windows installer) and openSuSE's failure to support certain hardware I had at the time.

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    Default Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    There's actually one running in the RC, but it crashes after every login.
    Now there are quite a lot of updates in the OSS and NON-OSS repos,
    to get them do as follows:

    Goto Yast>Software>Software repositories, disable the DVD-repo,
    enable Automatically Refresh for the OSS and NON-OSS repos and
    then click the Refresh button. That finished open up a terminal,
    su to root and issue the following command:

    zypper dist-upgrade -l

    Now beware, it was a whopping 1+ GB this morning, so you'll need
    a fast and stable connection. All finished, reboot and you'll
    have an updater running, though this one won't show up in the
    panel until there are updates.

    This worked for 32-bit, but it shouldn't be different if you
    are on 64-bit. And what you get should be very close to
    the final release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank_se View Post
    There's actually one running in the RC, but it crashes after every login.
    Now there are quite a lot of updates in the OSS and NON-OSS repos,
    to get them do as follows:

    Goto Yast>Software>Software repositories, disable the DVD-repo,
    enable Automatically Refresh for the OSS and NON-OSS repos and
    then click the Refresh button. That finished open up a terminal,
    su to root and issue the following command:

    zypper dist-upgrade -l

    Now beware, it was a whopping 1+ GB this morning, so you'll need
    a fast and stable connection. All finished, reboot and you'll
    have an updater running, though this one won't show up in the
    panel until there are updates.

    This worked for 32-bit, but it shouldn't be different if you
    are on 64-bit. And what you get should be very close to
    the final release.
    Yup; it was indeed Rather Large (over a thousand packages!), and it changed so much (included was a kernel update) that I had to rebuild my Catalyst drivers (I'm using the closed-source Catalysts for a reason).

    One thing I got seriously addicted to with openSuSE 11.0 RC1 was Compiz (and Compiz-Fusion); however, because of my graphics card (X1650PRO AGP), I couldn't use the open-source driver (no 3D support for R5xx yet). However, if you follow the linked walkthrough on using the Catalyst drivers in 10.3 (you have to use the *hard way*, as beta builds aren't supported targets, naturally), you'll have 3D/DRI (and thus Compiz) support in jig time (and with surprisingly little effort). However, the *hard way* isn't really *that* hard (I've had to do more fiddling at time to get hardware working in Windows). In fact, this is the first distribution I've been able to get *any* DRI support working in with this particular ATI card (and that includes the last three versions of Ubuntu). Once you see what you can do with Compiz, you'll wonder why you chose to go without!

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    Default Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    I'm waiting for the official repos for 11 to go live after this update.

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    Default Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    Hi all:
    I have just finished a download of 1+GB update of 11RC1. My question is:
    Could I safely reboot my system now? Or is there any reconfiguration required before rebooting?
    I mean do I have to rebuild the "initrd" or edit menu.lst?
    I am a bit apprehensive now to shutdown the system lest not being able to get back on.
    Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    I just rebooted my system and all went smoothly, but do note
    that's my system, which was pretty much plain vanilla at that
    moment, and we are on a beta!
    So go give it a try!

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    If you just updated from factory your running the gold internel release. Assuming no major bugs pop up, you are most likely running final release.

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    Default Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater

    same here - all went well

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    Red face Re: oS11 RC1 - opensuse updater - asking for safety gpg-keys

    ... again ... and again ... and again ... and again, and if you say cancel, it even comes harder. For the moment, I deactivated the Packagekit Update Applet.

    Oh yes, it happened after updating it (and the kernel to 2.6.25.5-1.1) - two hours ago.

    Or better to say for understanding, after I was asked the third time for the same gpg-key, I said cancel, went over to my chincilla, and coming back to the pc, I had more then 30 questions for the gpg-key, and more coming.

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