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    Brandlk NNTP User

    Question problems with updating

    I often want to install some new programs or update to a higher version. The problem is that within yast I can only see older versions (and also on the mirror-server) or none. Is there a possibility to update such programs so that the package system is consistent or do I have to remove the program entirely before installing the newer version without yast (from source code)?

    Kathi

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    Default Re: problems with updating

    The best way to get the latest update is to uninstall the program first/this will eliminate any dependency problems then install the program again. also update the repositories in yast this will help with getting the latest versions.

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    Brandlk NNTP User

    Default Re: problems with updating

    yast checks automatically for new updates in the repository but for many programs (e.g. Whireshark or jkd 1.6) there are only older versions available although there are new releases on the webpages of the programs. If I install these versions they don't appear in the package mangagement and usually I have 2 or more versions running at the same time.

    Kathi

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    Default Re: problems with updating

    Brandlk wrote:
    > If I install these versions they don't appear in the package
    > mangagement and usually I have 2 or more versions running at the same
    > time.


    are you installing with an rpm file?
    if so, you can use the command line interface to easily UPGRADE
    and/or REPLACE the older version..

    OR, you can use YaST to delete the old version and then use YaST to
    install the new rpm (in KDE just right click on the rpm, select
    Actions > Install with YaST, give the root pass and you are done son)

    and, then you have only ONE version, AND YaST 'knows' which one, AND
    shows it, and will be 'looking for' security patches to fix it, etc
    etc etc..

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    Default Re: problems with updating

    s there a possibility to update such programs so that the package system is consistent or do I have to remove the program entirely before installing the newer version without yast (from source code)?
    If a newer version of a given application is not available from a repository, then after compiling from source you can use checkinstall to build a simple rpm package. This will allow you to use the package manager to install it and keep track of it. Hope this is the answer to your question.

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