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    Default Trust Your Repositories and Updates

    I have configured, besides others, the Packman PPC repository. Now every time openSUSE refreshes the repos I am asked if i trust that one and then after clicking OK I as well have to type in the root password. If updates are found I am as well asked to the root password. Is there any way to do that once and then not getting bothered anymore?
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    > I have configured, besides others, the Packman PPC repository. Now every
    > time openSUSE refreshes the repos I am asked if i trust that one and
    > then after clicking OK I as well have to type in the root password. If
    > updates are found I am as well asked to the root password. Is there any
    > way to do that once and then not getting bothered anymore?


    Personally I'd rather be bothered as it is a security issue. If someone was
    able to add a repo and then you updated from it, you could be 0wn3d so fast.

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    I understand that it is but i trust THAT repo and if i click "OK" then i just do it if someone had hacky taking it over or not, no?
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    Default Re: Trust Your Repositories and Updates

    This is the URL I come up with
    ftp://spike.fa.gau.hu/pub/pmppc110/

    check yours to see if it matches
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    This is the URL I come up with
    ftp://spike.fa.gau.hu/pub/pmppc110/

    check yours to see if it matches
    It does. But how does that help me?
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    Are you managing Updates vis Yast - Software - Software Management -
    Then Filter by repo
    ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Are you managing Updates vis Yast - Software - Software Management -
    Then Filter by repo
    ??
    Having the automatic online updates running in Gnome so this checks daily as I am always online via WLAN.
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    Default Re: Trust Your Repositories and Updates

    I don't bother with the updater - it's a real pain and always has been. Others may dissagree of course.

    But do get all these reqquests for passwords using the method I recommended?
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    Question Re: Trust Your Repositories and Updates

    Hi,

    My question is sort of the same, as I had my first update on my Mac G4 OpenSuse PPC tower. One set of updates went OK, but the second batch gave me a Kdesu error. I even rebooted and it made no difference. I had no such problem updating my dual-Opteron 64-bit OpenSuse tower. Next I'll try from Yast.

    Thanks,
    ChiJoan in Reno

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
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    But do get all these reqquests for passwords using the method I recommended?
    No requests there and know as well this is not always the case with automatic software updates. I just haven't found out when, maybe when the repo gets changed. But there should be a way to make a repo with a certain web address trusted anyhow. No one can tell me they would know that an URL is trustworthy REALLY and not been hijacked.
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