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Thread: Panic! How to downgrade an update that you don't know?

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    Default Panic! How to downgrade an update that you don't know?

    Hi all,
    this is the first time I write!
    I am on OpenSuSE 11.3.

    My problem:
    I am using a very bugged code written by some scientists and I need it working, otherwise someone will kill me soon
    It was working few days ago and now it doesn't. I guess this is due to some automatic update of something that I accepted without caring too much. Python for example, or the Kernel, I have no idea so far.
    Now, before trying to understand what went wrong I need to know what I changed. My question is: how can I access my recent history of updates (I usually use Yast for updating)? Is there some simple way to undo whatever I did??

    Please tell me there is...
    Thank you in advance

    A desperate physics student

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    Default Re: Panic! How to downgrade an update that you don't know?

    rpm -qa --last | more

    will show you what was last updated/installed and when that happened

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    Default Re: Panic! How to downgrade an update that you don't know?

    On 04/24/2011 06:36 AM, tuven wrote:
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    > otherwise someone will kill me soon . . . A desperate physics student


    prepare to die ;-)

    the real answers by Xilanaz and caf4926 are two of several paths to
    continued life..

    another is:

    restore from the full system backup taken prior to the update which was
    authorized while guilty of "without caring too much"..

    in other words, the the pre-update choices are these:

    1. care a lot, or
    2. backup a lot, or
    3. enjoy Russian Roulette, and
    4. be prepared to die, constantly. ;-)

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    Default Re: Panic! How to downgrade an update that you don't know?

    On 2011-04-24 11:36, Xilanaz wrote:
    >
    > rpm -qa --last | more


    A variation of that, showing more info:

    Data:
    -------------------
    rpm -q -a --queryformat "%{INSTALLTIME}\t%{INSTALLTIME:day} \
    %{BUILDTIME:day} %-30{NAME}\t%15{VERSION}-%-7{RELEASE} \
    %25{PACKAGER}\n" | sort | less -S

    or


    pm -q -a --queryformat "%{INSTALLTIME}\t%{INSTALLTIME:day} \
    %{BUILDTIME:day} %-30{NAME}\t%15{VERSION}-%-7{RELEASE}\t%{arch} \
    %25{VENDOR}%25{PACKAGER}\n" | sort | cut --fields="2-" | less -S

    -------------------

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