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    Default Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Hello,
    I've installed the unofficial openSUSE 11.1 KDE3.5 Live CD that can be found here because I don't want KDE4.

    At the startup, the updater applet says new packages are available. I then click on it, and it shows a long list of updatable packages. I select them all and click on "install", but nothing happens.

    I've also checked Control Center -> Online Update Configuration, and noticed that under "Update Repository" -> "Current Update Repository", no repository is listed, and can't seem to do anything useful to make one appear there. Don't know if this could be related to the updater problem, but I thought I should point this out.

    Any help for updating my installation would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Try 'zypper up' in a root terminal, may 'clear the blockage' as it were.

    Otherwise there's YaST Software Management. Put it on Repositories view, then select 'all in this list -> update if newer version available'.

    You may have too many repositories enabled - that I think can cause tangles that confuse the auto update applet.

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    Default Re: Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling
    Try 'zypper up' in a root terminal, may 'clear the blockage' as it
    were.
    <snip>
    LOL, you need to add an alias then
    Code:
    alias software_enama='sudo zypper up'
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    Default Re: Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    Try 'zypper up' in a root terminal, may 'clear the blockage' as it were.
    Ok, I'll try this ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    Otherwise there's YaST Software Management. Put it on Repositories view, then select 'all in this list -> update if newer version available'.
    That's what I've done so far, but I can't see the reason of having an updater applet if it does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    You may have too many repositories enabled - that I think can cause tangles that confuse the auto update applet.
    I've just installed openSUSE, therefore I don't think I have too many repositories enabled. I've only enabled the "classic" ones, and those for Packman and Wine... I'm not running openSUSE right now, but going from memory I don't think I've enabled more than 8-10 repositories...

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    Default Re: Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    LOL, you need to add an alias then
    Code:
    alias software_enama='sudo zypper up'
    Malcolm-
    can you explain this? I did not understand... doesn't 'sudo zypper up' force a refresh of the repositories' content?

    Thanks,
    Luca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sciamano View Post
    Malcolm-
    can you explain this? I did not understand... doesn't 'sudo zypper up' force a refresh of the repositories' content?

    Thanks,
    Luca
    He was just kidding.

    It's not that the updater applet doesn't work generally, it's that 11.1 seemed to ship with something strange going on with updates for quite a few people, which was then fixed. Although again, it depends to a huge extent on how you're configured - many people would suggest that 10 repos is too many, I'm not experienced enough to venture an opinion.

    I suggest just updating manually a few times, and seeing if it starts working. If it doesn't, remove a few repos, see if it does then - if so, you've found your problem.

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    Default Re: Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Sciamano
    malcolmlewis;2055696 Wrote:
    > LOL, you need to add an alias then
    > >

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

    > alias software_enama='sudo zypper up'
    >

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


    Malcolm-
    can you explain this? I did not understand... doesn't 'sudo zypper up'
    force a refresh of the repositories' content?

    Thanks,
    Luca
    Hi
    The above command was a joke command, but it would create an alias for
    you that is functional

    But yes, zypper up should refresh the repositories at the same time (it
    does on 11.2)

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    Default Re: Updater applet doesn't seem to work

    Thanks for the clarification. Not being an english mothertongue, and not having much experience with openSUSE, I didn't know whether to take that suggestion seriously.

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