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Thread: which update method is better?

  1. #1
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    Apr 2011
    Yazd (Iran)

    Arrow which update method is better?

    I always use Yast2-online update to update openSUSE 12.1 KDE. some times when i do this, it shows me that there are not any update at current time but at the same time when i use "Software Management >>> Updates" it shows me some updates for applications. and vice versa sometimes Yast2-online update introduce some updates but "Software Management >>> Updates" does not introduce them.
    So, What is the difference between these two update methods? Which one is better and more accurate?

    I heard something about updating with zipper, how can i do that? is it a replacement for those two methods?
    Last edited by ilAli; 04-Jan-2012 at 00:26. Reason: spelling edit

    My System: Hp pavilion dv2690ee notebook, Intel core2due 2.4, 3MB Cache, 250 GB HDD, 2 GB Ram.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: which update method is better?

    This URL will guide you through, Portal Zypper - openSUSE

    BDW, its zypper not zipper. Personally i dont use the update manager or YaST for updates, i disable update manager. Normally update my system through zypper.
    zypper up
    will update the packages and not change the vendors.
    zypper dup
    (distribution upgrade) will upgrade the packages to latest one with vendors change if necessary.
    You need to become root to use zypper.
    You can refer to the above link for how to use zypper in detail.

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