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    Hello.

    Finally just installed openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 with GNOME 3.4, and suddenly the software update advise appeared from the bottom bar. So it reminded me that ancient little doubt I had always wondered...

    How should I best install software updates? By using that GNOME's update system, or by disabling all GNOME's updates and just using the Yast way?

    IIRC, Yast way was: applying switch to all repos but Packman, then applying switch to Packman itself, and finally updating packages in @System repo.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F style
    Hello.

    Finally just installed openSUSE 12.2 x86_64 with GNOME 3.4, and
    suddenly the software update advise appeared from the bottom bar. So it
    reminded me that ancient little doubt I had always wondered...

    How should I best install software updates? By using that GNOME's
    update system, or by disabling all GNOME's updates and just using the
    Yast way?

    IIRC, Yast way was: applying switch to all repos but Packman, then
    applying switch to Packman itself, and finally updating packages in
    @System repo.

    Thanks for your help.

    Hi
    gpk-update-viewer is fixed (just needs to appear in the update channel);
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=780058

    I would actually use zypper from the command line until the update is
    processed. Else grab the test package(s) and continue to use
    gpk-update-viewer.

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    If using KDE/Yast-qt just go to software management and all packages in list -> update. If yast-gnome, you can see all the updates with a filter (not sure if there is a way to select them all for update like on yast-qt). Online update on either yast theme only is for official updates I believe so it will not update packman. Otherwise just use zypper up, it should work fine. I would advise against using zypper dup as it ignores vendors I believe. If you test out one of the packagekit programs and they seem to work, then that might be best. This is just some of my personal opinion / wisdom from being a openSUSE user. Hope it helps.

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    I think I need to go a bit slower...

    So, GNOME's update system is called gpk-update or something like that?
    Does it download and update the same packages as Yast's Software Manager, or what's the difference?

    Right now I have set the update preferences to never check for updates, until I'm able to make a decision. It's just that I don't want potential software/package conflicts...

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    Here is what I do in Gnome
    Never use the updater.

    Then use QT Yast: http://forums.opensuse.org/content/9...erface-qt.html

    Apply switches on repos as required: Eg Packman https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Sw...man_switch.png

    Then regular updates are done with: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/So...tem_update.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by F style
    I think I need to go a bit slower...

    So, GNOME's update system is called gpk-update or something like that?
    Does it download and update the same packages as Yast's Software
    Manager, or what's the difference?
    Right now I have set the update preferences to never check for
    updates, until I'm able to make a decision. It's just that I don't want
    potential software/package conflicts...

    Hi
    Yes, it's the desktop applet for updating (hooks into libzypp), so in
    essence a fancy GUI for zypper lu/up. You get to decide which one works
    for you, me I just use zypper 99.9% of the time....

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    Though I prefer using GUIs, I'm not ignorant in console use.
    But out of curiosity, could zypper be considered the console equivalent of doing things with Yast?

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    Default Re: Best way to handle software updates?

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    Though I prefer using GUIs, I'm not ignorant in console use.
    But out of curiosity, could zypper be considered the console equivalent of doing things with Yast?
    Once the switches are in place, yes, just use: zypper up
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    > Though I prefer using GUIs, I'm not ignorant in console use.

    I find out that a daily cronjob which sends the output of "zypper lp/lu"
    per email is for me better than every gui and independent from the
    actual desktop environment

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    The use of zypper patch in a repo switched environment will cause problems
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