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    Default How to check for online updates/system updates openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Hi all
    Newbie question...
    I was under the impression I could check for package/system updates via YaST. Is that accurate?
    I went to YaST -> Software -> Online Update, checked for updates and nothing appeared.
    Afterwards I went to the Gnome Settings menu (Settings -> Details) and clicked "Check for updates"
    It said I had OS updates available and then I proceeded to install. (Updates included openSUSE release ftp20190403-89.1). I thought I would have been notified by YaST or some other mechanism or prompt that updates are available.
    Should I be going to the Gnome Settings menu and checking for details to check for updates? Is there a way to be notified of updates and automate the installation of updates.

    Thanks for any info!

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    Default Re: How to check for online updates/system updates openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Yast is not the best update solution for Tumbleweed.

    To update, I use:
    Code:
    zypper dup
    This is the recommended method of updating.

    To just check, I use either:
    Code:
    zypper dup --dry-run
    or
    Code:
    zypper lu
    The second of those is not quite right, but it is easy to use and it is pretty close. It misses downgrades and package deletions, but there are relatively few of those. So it's a quick way to just check if there is anything.
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    Default AW: How to check for online updates/system updates openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Open a Terminal/Konsole and execute as root:
    Code:
    zypper dup
    Thats the only way for Tumbleweed! to get Updates.

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    Default Re: How to check for online updates/system updates openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Thank you both nrickert and Sauerland!
    This is good to know.
    Hopefully in the future some notification or prompt could appear when system updates are available rather than having to manually check

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    Default Re: How to check for online updates/system updates openSUSE Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by SpartanX View Post
    Hopefully in the future some notification or prompt could appear when system updates are available rather than having to manually check
    I think they do. I occasionally see them when using Gnome. But I am not normally a Gnome user. With KDE, I just look at the tray update applet.
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