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  1. #1
    TommyNL NNTP User

    Default No updates or new software available

    Hello,

    I use suse 11.1 (32bit) but i can't update my software (like blender, wine audacity). all i can chose from are some older versions from limited repositories(or only from DVD)

    the zypper command sys:
    Code:
    #  | Alias                 | Name                                    | Enabled | Refresh
    ---+-----------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+--------
    1  | NVIDIA                | NVIDIA                                  | Yes     | Yes
    2  | NVIDIA Repository     | NVIDIA Repository                       | Yes     | Yes
    3  | OpenSuse_11.1_DVD_ISO | OpenSuse 11.1 DVD ISO                   | Yes     | No
    4  | openSUSE 11.1-0       | openSUSE 11.1-0                         | No      | No
    5  | repo                  | openSUSE BuildService - Wine CVS Builds | Yes     | Yes
    6  | repo-debug            | openSUSE-11.1-Debug                     | No      | Yes
    7  | repo-non-oss          | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss                   | Yes     | Yes
    8  | repo-oss              | openSUSE-11.1-Oss                       | Yes     | Yes
    9  | repo-source           | openSUSE-11.1-Source                    | Yes     | Yes
    10 | repo-update           | openSUSE-11.1-Update                    | Yes     | Yes
    11 | repo_1                | VideoLan Repository                     | Yes     | Yes
    12 | repo_2                | Packman Repository                      | Yes     | Yes
    13 | repo_3                | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Community   | Yes     | Yes
    14 | repo_4                | openSUSE BuildService - OpenOffice.org  | Yes     | Yes
    So it refreshes all the repositories but when i search in software management i cant get the latest software. not even the latest wine which i added the repository on purpose.

    When i take the repository as filter instead of search i see the latest wine but not as fist choice. as you can see he doesn't say there is a update available even if you set the filter on repository.

    screen shots:



    I'm still a bit of a linux noob, anyone a idea what's going on or what i'm doing wrong?

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    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    You might want to have a look at your repo priorities first. If you need help with this, post output (as root) of

    zypper lr -d
    The Packman repo can be set to have a higher priority (with a LOWER priority number). I would also disable the DVD repo (#3). There may be other recommendations to come.

  3. #3
    TommyNL NNTP User

    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    I think priority value's are correct? And why disable the DVD? for some basic things or older versions you can always take the DVD>
    Code:
    Appelsap@tommy:~> zypper lr -d
    #  | Alias                 | Name                                    | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                             | Service
    ---+-----------------------+-----------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1  | NVIDIA                | NVIDIA                                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1/                                       |
    2  | NVIDIA Repository     | NVIDIA Repository                       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.1                                        |
    3  | OpenSuse_11.1_DVD_ISO | OpenSuse 11.1 DVD ISO                   | Yes     | No      |   99     | yast2  | iso:///?iso=openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso&url=file:///windows/Z/exe/ISO's/         |
    4  | openSUSE 11.1-0       | openSUSE 11.1-0                         | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0                                                         |
    5  | repo                  | openSUSE BuildService - Wine CVS Builds | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.1/        |
    6  | repo-debug            | openSUSE-11.1-Debug                     | No      | Yes     |  100     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                  |
    7  | repo-non-oss          | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss                   | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss/                    |
    8  | repo-oss              | openSUSE-11.1-Oss                       | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                        |
    9  | repo-source           | openSUSE-11.1-Source                    | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/                 |
    10 | repo-update           | openSUSE-11.1-Update                    | Yes     | Yes     |   20     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.1/                                       |
    11 | repo_1                | VideoLan Repository                     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/SuSE/11.1/                        |
    12 | repo_2                | Packman Repository                      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.1/                                     |
    13 | repo_3                | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Community   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Community/openSUSE_11.1/         |
    14 | repo_4                | openSUSE BuildService - OpenOffice.org  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.1/ |

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    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    The main reason to disable the install DVD is the incovenience of having to insert the disk. I make the downloaded ISO available from disk via loopback mount (and an NFS export) to minimise Internet downloading, without wasting time manually changing disks.

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    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    I don't use the VLC repo, but I note that it is commonly recommended not to have the VLC and Packman repo concurrently enabled (because of potential package conflicts), and in order not to have the openSUSE repos overide any installed Packman (multimedia) packages and libraries, it is usual to have a lower priority setting (= higher priority) for this repo.

    Anyway, have a read of the relevant sections of this guide:

    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    In this example, the 'Updates' repo at highest priority 20, then the CVS wine from the repository at 99, and the older version at same priority from the Install DVD. So isn't it doing what it's told to?

    In the package manager you might try selecting the WINE package, then in package menu "update all on this list if newer version exists". It gives you more direct control than the Online Update process.

    I'm afraid I can't give exact instructions, as I just wiped all my 11.1 installs, replacing them with 11.2 test versions.

  7. #7
    TommyNL NNTP User

    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    Quote Originally Posted by robopensuse View Post
    The main reason to disable the install DVD is the incovenience of having to insert the disk. I make the downloaded ISO available from disk via loopback mount (and an NFS export) to minimise Internet downloading, without wasting time manually changing disks.
    If you see correctly i disabled the DVD version but i have an ISO version.

    After changing the priority's up and down in every way it still didn't work.

    side note: is firefox 3.5 available through the standard repositories? i can't see it.

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    Default Re: No updates or new software available

    The Packman repo priority really only pertains to multimedia packages. Looking at your wine package, it looks like you're using the latest version (based on the versions shown), so I'm not sure what your trying to do here. In general, though, if several are listed, you can just select the version you want, and click 'Accept', and it will be installed, unless there are conflicts.

    side note: is firefox 3.5 available through the standard repositories? i can't see it.
    Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is available from this repo:

    Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.1

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