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    Question How to check for updates online in browser without Yast/Zypper?

    Hi all,

    Is there a way to check for, and review all updates/patches for a certain distro, lets say Leap 42.3, preferably in a browser?

    For example, I'm using Leap 42.2 and with Yast I can check all new & installed updates with their info.

    I would like to do something similar for 42.3 without actually installing it.

    Is there an easy way?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: How to check for updates online in browser without Yast/Zypper?

    Sure, you could point to the online repository which is just an HTTP-based
    environment, and read through the metadata, or packages, or whatever,
    yourself.

    To find a system's repositories, ask it:

    Code:
    zypper lr -u
    The output will have the URLs used by zypper.


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    Default Re: How to check for updates online in browser without Yast/Zypper?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab View Post
    Sure, you could point to the online repository which is just an HTTP-based
    environment, and read through the metadata, or packages, or whatever,
    yourself.

    To find a system's repositories, ask it:

    Code:
    zypper lr -u
    The output will have the URLs used by zypper.
    Thanks but I know the urls and I know that it is http based.
    The question is, how can I see all patches in one list and when I click on a patch, I want to see which bug they solved.
    Just like in Yast. Thing is, I want to do that for a system that I'm not running.

    I don't want to see a list of rpm's because that doesn't tell me which bug they fixed.

    In other words, how can I quickly see which bugs have been fixed for Leap 42.3 without having 42.3 installed?

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    Default Re: How to check for updates online in browser without Yast/Zypper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teuniz View Post
    Hi all,

    Is there a way to check for, and review all updates/patches for a certain distro, lets say Leap 42.3, preferably in a browser?

    For example, I'm using Leap 42.2 and with Yast I can check all new & installed updates with their info.

    I would like to do something similar for 42.3 without actually installing it.

    Is there an easy way?

    Thanks
    No, there isn't. And not going to be, unless someone's going to build that. Which, IMHO, is a very complex thing.
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    Default Re: How to check for updates online in browser without Yast/Zypper?

    Thanks. So far, the only way (I think) is the following:

    Download the file http://download.opensuse.org/debug/u...*-other.xml.gz

    Extract the file and open it with Firefox.

    Search for the string "package pkgid" and use F3 to go through the list of updates.

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