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    Default PackageKit alternative

    OpenSuse 11.2 AMD64

    My question - how can I use Zypper to do the job of PackageKit ? That is, install security and recommended updates. If possible, I would like to then remove PackageKit. Do you see any problems ?

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    Default Re: PackageKit alternative

    Open a terminal and enter 'zypper help up' for info on update options for zypper. You can restrict it to requires, recommends, etc.

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    Default Re: PackageKit alternative

    Had a look at your suggestion.
    Still trying to work this out. What does PackageKit default to ? Where does it get its upgrade info from ?

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    Default Re: PackageKit alternative

    The PackageKit applet lists needed patches by default. 'zypper lp' is the equivalent for this. To install patches, use

    zypper up -t patches

    To update by package, use

    zypper up -t package <packagename>

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: PackageKit alternative

    On 2010-09-13 16:26, cabernet wrote:
    >
    > OpenSuse 11.2 AMD64
    >
    > My question - how can I use Zypper to do the job of PackageKit ? That
    > is, install security and recommended updates. If possible, I would like
    > to then remove PackageKit. Do you see any problems ?


    Just leave packagekit alone, don't use it for updates. It will run periodically and inform you that
    there are needed updates, but that's all, just ignore it. Then start up yast or zypper and install
    whatever you want.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

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