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    Default Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    Maybe some of you out there are having the same problem I am...

    The little suse updater that sits near the clock suddenly alerts me (via a balloon message) that I have updates. So I click on it and it prompts me for the root password. So I give the root password and it and nothing happens. I can click on details and it shows me the pending updates.

    The icon almost immediately changes again (back to "you have critical updates") and tells me I have updates. The process repeats if I click on it... it never ever installs the updates.

    I'm having this same problem on two workstations... one is a desktop, the other is a laptop. One uses KDE 4.1, the other uses KDE 3.5. Both are x86_64.

    I've tried closing the updater and doing updates via YAST... it shows the updates that are pending, and when I click next it immediately finishes and closes before it does anything.

    So I'm just wondering what's going on there, and if there's a way to fix it.

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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsbailey
    Maybe some of you out there are having the same problem I am...

    The little suse updater that sits near the clock suddenly alerts me
    (via a balloon message) that I have updates. So I click on it and it
    prompts me for the root password. So I give the root password and it and
    nothing happens. I can click on details and it shows me the pending
    updates.

    The icon almost immediately changes again (back to "you have critical
    updates") and tells me I have updates. The process repeats if I click on
    it... it never ever installs the updates.

    I'm having this same problem on two workstations... one is a desktop,
    the other is a laptop. One uses KDE 4.1, the other uses KDE 3.5. Both
    are x86_64.

    I've tried closing the updater and doing updates via YAST... it shows
    the updates that are pending, and when I click next it immediately
    finishes and closes before it does anything.

    So I'm just wondering what's going on there, and if there's a way to
    fix it.
    Hi
    I normally close that window and click on the updater icon to review
    the changes... You could try the zypper command;

    Code:
    sudo /usr/bin/zypper ref
    sudo /usr/bin/zypper lu
    sudo /usr/bin/zypper up
    ref = refresh, lu = list updates and up = apply updates.

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    up 6 days 1:00, 1 user, load average: 1.18, 0.46, 0.22
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12


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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    I have the same problem. When I click on the updater and watch the list of available upgrades, it get's longer every week. Most upgrades are applied flawlessly and disappear from the list but some don't.

    When checking the versions of the installed programs they respond with the updated version.

    zypper ref/lu/up reports no available updates/nothing to do.

    It seems it's just the displayed list in the updater which is faulty, the upgrades are already successfully applied.

    openSUSE 11.0, x86_64, KDE4

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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    I think I just found a bug.

    While watching the list of available updates, I clicked on "Add/Remove Update Repositories" and disabled all repositories from "download.opensuse.org/repositories" (build service repositories), leaving only the default and update repository enabled.

    The list of available updates did not change but when clicking on install it actually installed older versions.
    (e.g. It downgraded wine from 1.1.4 to 1.0-rc3)

    The update list is now empty, zypper shows no updates, too. Unfortunately this does not change when I switch the disabled repositories back to enabled. No updates available.

    Luckily, it is possible to upgrade the applications back to a current version within the package manager by clicking on
    Package->All Packages -> Update if newer version available

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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    The rug commands seemed to have worked. The updater appears to be broken.

    I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it or not, but there is one update that it won't install (rug or the updater applet) because of a dependency issue. It's libpulse-browse0. I'm on x86_64, opensuse 11.

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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    Hmm... I got one update that won't install, too. (openSUSE 11.0, too)

    I can not update DirectFB to 1.2.3-2.1.x86_64 because of something named splashy.

    More precisely:
    "splashy-0.3.8-53.1.x86-64 requires libdirect-1.1.so.0()(64bit), but this requirement cannot be provided"

    Indeed DirectFB-1.2.3 doesn't provide libdirect-1.1. It provides the newer libdirect-1.2. Splashy doesn't seem to understand this.

    Since splashy is involved in the boot process I didn't dare to fiddle with it.

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    Question Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    I have the same problem concerning DirectFB installation.

    And my updater does not do anything either besides signalling me there are two updates to apply, asking my password, getting to green about 3 seconds, then to orange again and signalling me there are two upates to apply, and so on.

    Is there some way to reorder the installed packages database, event if that process takes a lot of time, in order to get things back to normal ?

    (People in Redmond, please do not laugh; at least, slight problems like in Opensuse are transparent and public, not hidden )

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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    I normally close that window and click on the updater icon to review
    the changes... You could try the zypper command;

    Code:
    sudo /usr/bin/zypper ref
    sudo /usr/bin/zypper lu
    sudo /usr/bin/zypper up
    ref = refresh, lu = list updates and up = apply updates.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    up 6 days 1:00, 1 user, load average: 1.18, 0.46, 0.22
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12
    I am devoted to the gui. That command line stuff was for my TI-99-4a! But, zypper is so useful and fast that its got me looking to things in konsole that I never would do before. I just used these 3 commands and found an update that didn't show up with the updater icon.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Default Re: Updater doesn't update, doesn't give error either

    Quote Originally Posted by Prexy
    malcolmlewis;1872333 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > I normally close that window and click on the updater icon to review
    > the changes... You could try the zypper command;
    >
    > >

    Code:
    --------------------
    > >

    > sudo /usr/bin/zypper ref
    > sudo /usr/bin/zypper lu
    > sudo /usr/bin/zypper up
    >

    --------------------
    > >

    >
    > ref = refresh, lu = list updates and up = apply updates.
    >


    I am devoted to the -gui-. That command line stuff was for my
    *TI-99-4a*! But, zypper is so useful and fast that its got me looking
    to things in konsole that I never would do before. I just used these 3
    commands and found an update that didn't show up with the updater icon.
    Ahhh good to see and welcome to the darkside
    It's especially useful if your compiling something and need some
    development package installed, don't have to leave the window.

    If an application won't start, try starting from the cli as it will
    generally show some errors for you to debug.

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    up 1 day 5:04, 1 user, load average: 0.29, 0.19, 0.30
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12


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