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  1. #1
    gnumm NNTP User

    Default How to update openSUSE?


    Hi,

    I really like openSUSE but I still have a trouble: What is the best way
    to keep the system up to date? Should i just let do the update icon in
    the task bar his job or should I use zypper up, dup, up -t
    package....what are the differences? I read some manuals but I still do
    not really understand the differences between these update
    possibilities...

    Can anyone help me out?


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    dgdavis2 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to update openSUSE?


    Until 11.1 with KDE4.2 I didn't have any problems with the automatic
    updates you configure in YAST. With KDE4.2 it always had some kupdate
    GUI problem. I didn't like KDE4.2 anyway so I got the 11.1 LiveCD with
    KDE3.5 image am installing it now.
    ~don


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    Axeia NNTP User

    Default Re: How to update openSUSE?


    If the tray icon is doing what it's supposed to be doing then just use
    that.

    If it keeps turning into a red triangle with an exclamation mark in it
    you'll want to use either YaST software management or zypper.
    > Until 11.1 with KDE4.2 I didn't have any problems with the automatic
    > updates you configure in YAST. With KDE4.2 it always had some kupdate
    > GUI problem. I didn't like KDE4.2 anyway so I got the 11.1 LiveCD with
    > KDE3.5 image am installing it now.
    > ~don
    > Reply With Quote And I was just wondering what the hell that blue arrow in my tray was

    while reading this thread, turns out it's a working KDE 4.2 updater


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    gnumm NNTP User

    Default Re: How to update openSUSE?


    Thank you for the fast answer

    But what are now the differences between these up date possibilities? I
    see that the update icon doesn't install new packages when they are
    available, but zypper up or zypper up -t package does.


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    RedDwarf NNTP User

    Default Re: How to update openSUSE?


    What I'm going to say is for openSUSE 11.1, doesn't applies to 11.0.
    "zypper up" is the same than "zypper up -t package". It's the correct
    way to update.
    There exists a "zypper lu" command that only list updates, without
    installing them. Since 11.1 the updates listed by "lu" should be the
    same than the ones listed by "up".
    The KDE update applet, by default with the PackageKit backend, shows
    the updates of "zypper lu -t patch". If you check the option to show all
    updates it should do a "zypper lu" (zypper lu -t package)... but it
    seems the PackageKit backends doesn't supports it. With the ZYpp backend
    it works correctly.

    So, the update applet will show official updates, but no updates from
    Packman. You can change to the ZYpp backend to also see Packman updates,
    but I don't expect this backend to be further developed... and I already
    saw a problem trying to update something.
    If you don't mind about Packman updates you can use the update
    applet... but if you want them I would just run a "zypper -v up" from
    time to time, removing the applet.
    Don't use "zypper dup", it isn't just a more powerful "zypper up" but
    something different that you will just want to use to update to openSUSE
    11.2. It can change packages from Packman for versions without
    multimedia support.


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    gnumm NNTP User

    Default Re: How to update openSUSE?


    Thank you, this really helped

    I'll see if the Zypp backend works


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