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    When I started with openSuse, in March of this year, the little updater applet would flash at me regularly, and and ask for permission to update/install, It sort of, I suppose just stopped (!) I don't know why, but I assumed it was still working away, and auto-updating as it thought needed, and as my machine was working, I sort of forgot about it. If I clicked on it, it would say "checking for updates".
    Today, I was wandering around, lost, in YAST and hit the "update" button. At least an hour of "urgent" "needed" or "recommended" stuff came flooding in and installed, invoking a session restart and a system re-boot. Why would my little applet thing have stopped auto-updating? It obviously was not doing any such thing. Should I just get rid of it, if it is not working?, and manually invoke YAST when I think of it?

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    Sounds like it is working to me. I never use it myself. Do everything from software management, manually.

    [edit] Sorry you mean you went to Updates in Yast. Did you check the configuration of the applet?
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    I've seen it do this myself - it 'sticks', and you have to 'unstick' it by manually updating. Personally, not trusting the thing, I just reasoned that if I have to remember to update every so often anyway, I'll just turn it off, and develop that habit instead - and it hasn't been a problem.

    You could maybe rig up a cronjob that calls zypper every so often, if you aren't happy with such a solution. Though I wouldn't know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    You could maybe rig up a cronjob that calls zypper every so often, if you aren't happy with such a solution. Though I wouldn't know how.
    Now you are just taking the mickey now!

    I will just tell it not to start and remind myself to visit "planet Yast" from time to time....
    TY for teh answers, anyway

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    I'm quite serious: I wouldn't have a clue

    I'm just letting you know that it's the sort of thing that sounds within the realm of possibility.

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    Yes!
    within the realm of possibility.
    I am currently a bad odour on the forum, so I shall not finish my answer neither shall I ask any further question.........


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    Quote Originally Posted by wakou View Post
    When I started with openSuse, in March of this year, the little updater applet would flash at me regularly, and and ask for permission to update/install, It sort of, I suppose just stopped (!) I don't know why, but I assumed it was still working away, and auto-updating as it thought needed, and as my machine was working, I sort of forgot about it. If I clicked on it, it would say "checking for updates".
    Today, I was wandering around, lost, in YAST and hit the "update" button. At least an hour of "urgent" "needed" or "recommended" stuff came flooding in and installed, invoking a session restart and a system re-boot. Why would my little applet thing have stopped auto-updating? It obviously was not doing any such thing. Should I just get rid of it, if it is not working?, and manually invoke YAST when I think of it?
    Try open yast2-software-online update configuration, you may need to un-check the box on automatic online update.

    When you want to update manually you can use the terminal and type you
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    Thank-you for that little gem, conram, I never have heard of it, it goes straight into my "precious hints" file.......


    "you"............
    I must be learning the "language" of suse the wrong way, or upside-down...
    Honestly; thank-you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by conram
    When you want to update manually you can use the terminal and type "you"
    Quote Originally Posted by me(wakou)
    Thank-you for that little gem, conram, I never have heard of it, it goes straight into my "precious hints" file.......

    "you"............
    I must be learning the "language" of suse the wrong way, or upside-down...
    Honestly; thank-you....
    I was just now re-reading yesterday's correspondence, and realised that my reply might have been interpreted as being sarcastic or "ironic". It was NOT, I have honestly never before come across the cmd "you", and I genuinely think that it is one of the handiest tips ever! Rep points to conram!

    Quote Originally Posted by conram
    Try open yast2-software-online update configuration, you may need to un-check the box on automatic online update.
    I just tried this and got an "ERK!" message, I guess because of the update servers being off-line atm???
    I will leave alone until Monday........

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakou View Post
    I was just now re-reading yesterday's correspondence, and realised that my reply might have been interpreted as being sarcastic or "ironic". It was NOT, I have honestly never before come across the cmd "you", and I genuinely think that it is one of the handiest tips ever! Rep points to conram!


    I just tried this and got an "ERK!" message, I guess because of the update servers being off-line atm???
    I will leave alone until Monday........
    Hi wakou,

    I didn't find it sarcastic or offensive. It's not a problem. Thanks for appreciating my tiny contribution to your file.

    Cheers,
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