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Thread: What does Updater want?

  1. #1
    lucmove NNTP User

    Default What does Updater want?


    I have become a new user of Suse recently: 36 hours. Haven't given up
    yet.

    I was pleased by the idea of the Updater, this helpful thing sitting in
    my taskbar that informs me of patches, updates and upgrades. And it can
    install them all automatically! Wonderful.

    Until it didn't work so well anymore. After some 12 hours or so, it
    told me there were about 7 or 8 updates. I approved them all and, 10
    seconds later, that idle green icon changed to the red alert icon again.
    I checked and it told me I should probably upgrade WebKitGtk and
    fileshareset. Wait. Weren't these two in that first batch of updates?
    Whatever. I approve them again. 10 seconds later, the red alert is
    calling my attention again. It's WebKitGtk and fileshareset again.

    So it's been like that for 2 or 3 hours already. I approve their update
    every half hour or so, but the alert won't go away. Why is this little
    bugger tugging at my sleeve over and over?


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  2. #2
    battletoad NNTP User

    Default Re: What does Updater want?


    probably, there is a trouble when updating (dependency, conflict, ...)
    and the update fail.

    Try this in a terminal :
    sudo zypper refresh
    sudo zypper dist-upgrade

    it'll show you what's going wrong.


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  3. #3
    lucmove NNTP User

    Default Re: What does Updater want?


    Whoa! 'zypper dist-upgrade' proposes like two hundred modifications (not
    exaggerating) to my system and these two stubborn packages are not
    mentioned. I rejected the upgrade.

    And no, it didn't give any clue why Updater is getting stuck.

    I might as well disable this Updater app. It's useless.


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  4. #4
    Larry Bristol NNTP User

    Default Re: What does Updater want?

    lucmove wrote:
    > Whoa! 'zypper dist-upgrade' proposes like two hundred modifications (not
    > exaggerating) to my system and these two stubborn packages are not
    > mentioned. I rejected the upgrade.
    > And no, it didn't give any clue why Updater is getting stuck.
    > I might as well disable this Updater app. It's useless.


    Frankly, I agree with you, and it has nothing to do with how well it works
    (or doesn't work)! I cannot imagine why anyone would want to give (by
    default) a tool to update the system to every user! If they do not know
    the su password, what good will it do them anyway?!?

    Maybe it would make sense when logging in as root (for the foolish), but
    even for my regular user account, I find the updater app annoying. From
    the number of complaints I see about it, it would appear I am not alone.

    The good news is it is easy to get rid of it - simply right click on the
    icon and tell it to Quit. When it asks, tell it NOT to start up the next
    time you login. Then, do it the right way - go into YaST and configure
    automatic updates. :-)


  5. #5
    RedDwarf NNTP User

    Default Re: What does Updater want?


    battletoad;1913536 Wrote:
    > Try this in a terminal :
    > sudo zypper refresh
    > sudo zypper dist-upgrade

    Both "update" and "dist-upgrade" will do a refresh for all repos
    configured to do so (and that's all of them by default). There is no
    need for the manual refresh.
    And "dist-upgrade" is supposed to be used to "Perform a distribution
    upgrade". It will do things you don't want, like ignore the vendor of
    the package. For normal use a "zypper -v up" makes more sense.


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  6. #6
    asleepAtTheSwitch NNTP User

    Default Re: What does Updater want?

    > I might as well disable this Updater app. It's useless.

    No, not useless...just out of sync.

    Open YaST > Software > Online Update

    and do the update there (select all updates it proposes for install
    by putting a check mark in the little box). When done all should be
    well. (And YOU [YaST Online Update] will be in sync as it should
    be...and once again serving your needs.]

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