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    Default How to update?

    Hi, i use suse 11.2 RC 1. The updater applet does not show any
    available updates.. but i get other stuff with zypper..
    for example.
    Code:
    suse:~ # zypper list-patches
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    No updates found.
    but, when i do a package list of updates.. i get
    a huge number of packages..
    Code:
    suse:~ # zypper list-updates | wc -l
    1152
    what to do? What is the best way to update?
    why the update applet does not show all the updates?

  2. #2
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: How to update?

    arkara wrote:

    > Hi, i use suse 11.2 RC 1. The updater applet does not show any
    > available updates.. but i get other stuff with zypper..
    > for example.
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > suse:~ # zypper list-patches
    > Loading repository data...
    > Reading installed packages...
    >
    > No updates found.
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > but, when i do a package list of updates.. i get
    > a huge number of packages..
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > suse:~ # zypper list-updates | wc -l
    > 1152
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > what to do? What is the best way to update?
    > why the update applet does not show all the updates?


    Most sure because the new behavior of zypper which protects users from a
    vendor change. This has been discussed on factory list not so much ago:

    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-f.../msg00405.html

    So from 11.2 you should care not only about repo "priorities" but also
    package "vendor".

    Read the message above to get a bypass for this.

    Note: this *only* applies to packages that are "out" of the "stock repos"
    (i.e., this affects to OBS, packam and so on, but has no effect
    for /oss, /nonss repos...).

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: How to update?

    I believe that this "vendor protection" is quite good.
    i mostly want to have the official version installed even
    if it is older than the packman version.

    so the way to go is the following command?
    Code:
    zypper up

  4. #4

    Default Re: How to update?

    Well right now on the RC there is not too much to update, there probably wont be too many updates between RC1 and the final.

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    Default Re: How to update?

    I have 1.17 GB for updates.. maybe there will not be major
    changes, but i still have to make the updates.

    BTW: i come from kubuntu and while i find the whole distribution
    ok, i feel that the update process is quite slow. And i mean
    sssssssssslllllllooooooowwwwww.....

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    Default Re: How to update?

    Dudes!, it is so slow...
    i started some hours ago, and i am still at package
    335 / 1153..
    and no, i don't have a slow connection..

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    Default Re: How to update?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkara
    Dudes!, it is so slow...
    i started some hours ago, and i am still at package
    335 / 1153..
    and no, i don't have a slow connection..
    Hi
    A slow mirror more likely (maybe even syncing as your downloading).

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    Default Re: How to update?

    Ok, just finished my update.. and no it was not the mirrors fault
    because at times it got up to 1MB/Sec apt is just way faster.. anyway i am quite a happy user, i prefer quality over speed.
    And openSuse has much more quality than most of the distributions
    that i had tried over the past 3 years. It feels more mature now.

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