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    Default Does anyone know how to make Software Log Viewer work?

    I'm using Gnome 2.28.2 on OpenSuse 11.2 and Gnome 2.24.1 on OpenSuse 11.1. The application "Software Log Viewer" has never worked, although the help/yelp screen makes it look wonderful.

    Whether initially opening or refresh it is always blank, but it should show installed software.
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    tararpharazon
    I'm using Gnome 2.28.2 on OpenSuse 11.2 and Gnome 2.24.1 on OpenSuse 11.1. The application "Software Log Viewer" has never worked, although the help/yelp screen makes it look wonderful.

    Whether initially opening or refresh it is always blank, but it should show installed software.
    So I don't use this Software Viewer or Gnome, but I do have a script file able to look at many of your log files that does work. You can find the application SLAVE here:

    S.L.A.V.E. - SuSE Logfile Automated Viewer Engine - Version 2.00

    Message #11 has the most recent version of slave. The bash script is free as always and can offer some insight into using bash scripting. Not a solution to the problem, but an alternative you can use.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Does anyone know how to make Software Log Viewer work?

    Thank you jdmcdaniel3. I have the generic Gnome Log viewer and a script or two for viewing today's log files. This is not a log viewer but supposed to be a Software Log Viewer, showing all the software that has been installed to your system. I think its supposed to allow you to backout software as well, but I've never seen it display any software packages.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
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    Default Re: Does anyone know how to make Software Log Viewer work?

    good question!

    having never heard of the "Software Log Viewer" i spent a few minutes
    here: http://www.google.com/search?q=gnome+"Software+Log+Viewer"

    and came to the conclusion that that viewer depends on access to
    package management records of some system _other than_ what openSUSE
    uses (YaST or Zypper and the underlying libs and logs)...

    it seems the viewer you ask about supports Red Hat's "Package Kit" and
    Yum methods...and i can only guess it was specifically constructed for
    _that_ purpose..

    so, i guess the answers your subject line question may be:

    1. change distros (to Red Hat or CentOS)

    2. dig into the source code for the viewer and change it so that it
    searches and displays info from (for example /var/log/zypper.log
    and/or the rpm db)

    3. ask the RH developers to support the openSUSE's zypper/yast method
    in their software viewer..

    4. ask the openSUSE developers to develop a similar viewer for our
    use, see: https://features.opensuse.org/

    but, i admit i am guessing..

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    Default Re: Does anyone know how to make Software Log Viewer work?

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    good question!

    having never heard of the "Software Log Viewer" i spent a few minutes
    here: http://www.google.com/search?q=gnome+"Software+Log+Viewer"

    and came to the conclusion that that viewer depends on access to
    package management records of some system _other than_ what openSUSE
    uses (YaST or Zypper and the underlying libs and logs)...

    it seems the viewer you ask about supports Red Hat's "Package Kit" and
    Yum methods...and i can only guess it was specifically constructed for
    _that_ purpose..

    so, i guess the answers your subject line question may be:

    1. change distros (to Red Hat or CentOS)

    2. dig into the source code for the viewer and change it so that it
    searches and displays info from (for example /var/log/zypper.log
    and/or the rpm db)

    3. ask the RH developers to support the openSUSE's zypper/yast method
    in their software viewer..

    4. ask the openSUSE developers to develop a similar viewer for our
    use, see: https://features.opensuse.org/

    but, i admit i am guessing..

    --
    DenverD
    CAVEAT: C A V E A T [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
    Wow. Thanks, I never put that search together. That's as good an explanation as I need to look into it, from a cursory view. If it's a Yum based application it would't pickup the Yast or zypper logs. Probably worked in the OpenSuSe 10.x and earlier versions.

    Good enough for me. Thanks again.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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