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    Default Re: KPackageKit vs YaST

    On 04/16/2011 06:36 PM, Lord Emsworth wrote:
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    > And KPackageKit, YaST, and Zypper are
    > all just different front-ends to the same package management anyway.


    but, packagekit is a new kid on the block and has not yet proven itself
    as worthwhile as i would like in its ability to _correctly_ interface
    with the system (and, i think there are other 'old heads' around here
    who also do not use it, blindly)..

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    Default Re: KPackageKit vs YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 04/16/2011 06:36 PM, Lord Emsworth wrote:
    >
    > And KPackageKit, YaST, and Zypper are
    > all just different front-ends to the same package management anyway.


    but, packagekit is a new kid on the block and has not yet proven itself
    as worthwhile as i would like in its ability to _correctly_ interface
    with the system (and, i think there are other 'old heads' around here
    who also do not use it, blindly)..
    If you don't use it you'll never know if it correctly interfaces. If you use it blindly, you'll never really know either.

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    Default Re: KPackageKit vs YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    i never do...

    some folks here turn it off completely, and use YaST Online Update and
    Software Management for all needs..

    but, i leave the packagekit alive just so it can tell me something in
    the update repo wants my attention..

    when it asks to install something i say no, and open YaST and have a
    look (and think)...and, then i set YaST to do what _i_ want done..

    and when finished, i right click the packagekit icon and select "Check
    now" and it will then tell me there are no updates....and, it goes back
    to sleep until there again another something in the update repo wanting
    my attention.

    easy-peasy, and LOT easier than being in the habit (not saying you are,
    but some are) of always assuming packagekit (or anything else) is so
    perfectly programmed it will always make the right decisions for every
    openSUSE machine on the planet and clicking 'yes' -- and, then the next
    day finding you can't boot, or whatever . . .
    this might be the best solution. I've been trying to use kpackagekit and apparently, it does not always want to install the updates while it does work using yast or zypper cli. It also lacks interesting information in the gui, like from which version to which version it updates a package (using which repo).

    So in my case, kpackagekit doesn't really work. It is handy though to know when there are updates available. When they are, install them yourself using yast/zypper

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