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    Angry openSUSE Updater Trying to Update Non Installed Package

    I'm running KDE 4.1 on openSUSE 11.0. openSUSE Updater (KDE4) keeps bugging me to install the patch "desktop-data-openSUSE-extra-gnome". I checked and that package isn't even installed. When I tell the Updater to go ahead and install the patch it goes through the usual process of asking for the root password, then it gets to "Updating...". It then stops and starts from the beginning to where it tells me the same package needs updating. I feel like I'm stuck in a temporal loop and every time I get to the end of the tunnel I come out on the other side. Argg!

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    Default Re: openSUSE Updater Trying to Update Non Installed Package

    Maybe it sound silly, but how if you turn off the updater applet (don't allow it to autostart) and do the update using Yast -> Software -> Online Update?
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    Default Re: openSUSE Updater Trying to Update Non Installed Package

    I have noticed this as well, somtimes I need 168 updates and when ok click install, I get 168 errors. The same advise from me: stop the auto-update, like Beagle, it is not worth running it.
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    Default Re: openSUSE Updater Trying to Update Non Installed Package

    Quote Originally Posted by init7 View Post
    Maybe it sound silly, but how if you turn off the updater applet (don't allow it to autostart) and do the update using Yast -> Software -> Online Update?
    Usually I just click K-Menu->Computer->Install Software and tell it to update all.

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    Default Re: openSUSE Updater Trying to Update Non Installed Package

    Quote Originally Posted by Cinq-Marquis View Post
    I have noticed this as well, somtimes I need 168 updates and when ok click install, I get 168 errors. The same advise from me: stop the auto-update, like Beagle, it is not worth running it.
    Update at your own convenience
    Use YaST !
    Beagle has been replaced in KDE 4.x with Nepomuk/Strigi.

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    Default Re: openSUSE Updater Trying to Update Non Installed Package

    Quote Originally Posted by njdube View Post
    I'm running KDE 4.1 on openSUSE 11.0. openSUSE Updater (KDE4) keeps bugging me to install the patch "desktop-data-openSUSE-extra-gnome". I checked and that package isn't even installed. When I tell the Updater to go ahead and install the patch it goes through the usual process of asking for the root password, then it gets to "Updating...". It then stops and starts from the beginning to where it tells me the same package needs updating. I feel like I'm stuck in a temporal loop and every time I get to the end of the tunnel I come out on the other side. Argg!
    I've been playing with the KDE 4.1 Live CD for the past few nights. I've never seen this problem. BUT the very first thing I do with the live CD is enable the repositories for OSS, NON-OSS, Update, and Packman (and no others). Did you try that? I then get a couple dozen packages installed, with no hiccups.

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