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    Default Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    I am wanting to uninstall the package kit that searches for updates. I am wanting to control manually control my system updates. At the same time I can't find the application that controls the notifications. I want to either turn notifications off or uninstall the package. How do I locate the correct package?
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Hi, I have simply uninstalled PackageKit and possibly a few related plugins and interfaces; no annoying popups as a result.
    Issue "zypper se packagekit" in a terminal to see what you have currently installed.
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Hi, I have simply uninstalled PackageKit and possibly a few related plugins and interfaces; no annoying popups as a result.
    Issue "zypper se packagekit" in a terminal to see what you have currently installed.

    Orso,
    Thank you, I have not seen the se command before I will have to look that up. I knew it would be a simple uninstall. Glad to hear that there are no problems to worry about.
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    I have uninstalled my gnome-packagekit and I have taken control of updating my system manually, but when I run:

    Code:
    sudo zypper update
    other packages appear letting me know that they will not be installed. After looking through the list they are mostly updates for packages that I do not have installed. I do have gimp that I use quite often. Why are the gimp packages not being installed? For my own knowledge, is this normal? I have used the above command for years and I do not recall seeing this type of list.

    Code:
    bryan@FamilyDesktop:~> sudo zypper update
    root's password:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    The following 64 package updates will NOT be installed:
      automake fdupes gimp gimp-help-browser gimp-lang gimp-plugin-aa
      gimp-plugins-python gstreamer gstreamer-0_10 gstreamer-0_10-lang
      gstreamer-0_10-plugin-gnomevfs gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base
      gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-lang gstreamer-lang gstreamer-plugins-bad
      gstreamer-plugins-bad-lang gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-base-lang
      gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-good-lang gstreamer-plugins-ugly
      gstreamer-plugins-ugly-lang gstreamer-utils libgimp-2_0-0 libgimpui-2_0-0
      libgstallocators-1_0-0 libgstapp-0_10-0 libgstapp-1_0-0 libgstaudio-1_0-0
      libgstbadbase-1_0-0 libgstbadvideo-1_0-0 libgstbasecamerabinsrc-1_0-0
      libgstcodecparsers-1_0-0 libgstfft-1_0-0 libgstgl-1_0-0
      libgstinterfaces-0_10-0 libgstmpegts-1_0-0 libgstpbutils-1_0-0
      libgstphotography-1_0-0 libgstreamer-0_10-0 libgstreamer-1_0-0
      libgstriff-1_0-0 libgstrtp-1_0-0 libgstrtsp-1_0-0 libgstsdp-1_0-0
      libgsttag-1_0-0 libgsturidownloader-1_0-0 libgstvideo-1_0-0
      libgstwayland-1_0-0 libmjpegutils-2_0-0 libpurple libpurple-lang libpurple-tcl
      libquicktime0 libvlc5 libvlccore8 libxml2-2 libxml2-tools mjpegtools
      typelib-1_0-Gst-1_0 typelib-1_0-GstAudio-1_0 typelib-1_0-GstPbutils-1_0
      typelib-1_0-GstTag-1_0 typelib-1_0-GstVideo-1_0
    
    Nothing to do.
    bryan@FamilyDesktop:~> ^C
    bryan@FamilyDesktop:~>
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Zypper only will update a package from the same repo it was in stalled from. (Vendor stickiness) If another repo has a newer version number for a package then zypper reports it on the not to be installed list.

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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Zypper only will update a package from the same repo it was in stalled from. (Vendor stickiness) If another repo has a newer version number for a package then zypper reports it on the not to be installed list.
    gogalthorp,
    thank you for the information. I love the fact that with Linux and most IT work there is always something new to learn. So if that is the case with these updates my statement about the updates for uninstalled packages was probably wrong. What is another way to update my system manually?
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    gogalthorp,
    I found what I was looking for in the
    Code:
    zypper man
    pages. There is a lot of information that can be found there.
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Now that I have found my answer I am missing the proper execution of the fix. Below is information form
    Code:
    man zypper
    Code:
    update (up) [options] [packagename]...
               Update installed packages with newer versions, where possible.
    
               This command will not update packages which would require change of
               package vendor unless the vendor is specified in /etc/zypp/vendors.d,
               or which would require manual resolution of problems with
               dependencies. Such non-installable updates will then be listed in
               separate section of the summary as "The following package updates will
               NOT be installed:".
    My question is how do I specify a vendor/ repository in the vendor.d directory?
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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Best way is to do a vendor change if that is what you really want but IMO you should stick with one vendor and not worry about version numbers. Mixing vendors can break things

    You need to do a vendors change for packman proprietary codecs but unless you know what you are doing it is best to leave the vendor to the origianl repos.

    That said to do a vendor change to a different repo use zypper lr to view list then note the repo number in list of the vendor you want to change to then

    zypper dup --from #

    where # is the repo you want to change vendor stickiness to

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    Default Re: Turn of noifications and uninstall update package kit Gnome 3

    Instead of adding repositories to vendor.d I can I can just remove vendor stickiness in zypp.conf. I found the following link helpful for anyone else wanting to ensure updates from all vendors are updated.

    HTML Code:
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_change_update#Allowing_Vendor_change_for_selected_repositories
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