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    Default How do I update a software package?

    I am new to linux so I apologize if this question is really stupid, but I am stumped.

    How do I get Yast2 to look up a software package so I can upgrade?
    Specifically I am trying to upgrade from PostgreSQL 8.1 to 9.x.
    When I click 'Software Management' and search for 'postgres' it only shows me postgres 8.1, which is what I have already installed.

    I seem to remember from a few months ago using yast that it would search 'somewhere' automatically and show me new packages available. I don't remember how I got to that option, and now I can't find it.

    Under the option 'Installation Source' it seems to list places it will look for packages, but I can't find the source that it needs to look for a new postgres package. I tried to 'add' a source, with server = postgresql.org, directory = download, but that was obviously wrong and it let me know so.

    So I am at a loss. Laugh at me all you want but please tell me what I am doing wrong.

    Thanks in advance for any help. --Fred

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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    What version of openSUSE?
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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    fredrated wrote:
    > I am new to linux so I apologize if this question is really stupid, but
    > I am stumped.
    >
    > How do I get Yast2 to look up a software package so I can upgrade?
    > Specifically I am trying to upgrade from PostgreSQL 8.1 to 9.x.
    > When I click 'Software Management' and search for 'postgres' it only
    > shows me postgres 8.1, which is what I have already installed.


    openSUSE generally doesn't upgrade applications to new versions during
    the life of an openSUSE release. So the best way to get a more modern
    release of an application is usually to upgrade to the latest release of
    openSUSE. If you already have the latest openSUSE and want an even newer
    application, you may find it in a different 'repository'. You can search
    at http://software.opensuse.org/search

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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    10.something

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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredrated View Post
    10.something
    Are you sure it's openSUSE
    Post result of

    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
    and
    Code:
    uname -a
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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    On 02/13/2012 06:06 PM, fredrated wrote:
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    > 10.something


    please show us the terminal input/output from

    Code:
    cat /etc/SuSE-release
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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    cat /etc/SuSE-release results in:
    SUSE Linuux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
    VERSION = 10
    PATCHLEVEL = 4

    uname -a results in:
    Linux sirius 2.6.16.60-0.93.1-smp #1 SMP etc.etc.etc.

    (this is running on a VMWare cluster)
    Thanks -- Fred

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    Default Re: How do I update a software package?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredrated View Post
    cat /etc/SuSE-release results in:
    SUSE Linuux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
    VERSION = 10
    PATCHLEVEL = 4

    uname -a results in:
    Linux sirius 2.6.16.60-0.93.1-smp #1 SMP etc.etc.etc.

    (this is running on a VMWare cluster)
    Thanks -- Fred
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