Compiz update wants to downgrade to KDE 4.1

I have a notification that there is an update for compiz. When I try update it I get a whole lot of dependency issues basically wanting to roll back a whole lot of KDE stuff to 4.1. I’m using KDE 4.2. In the screenshot below you can see the Version options where the 42 repo doesn’t list the latest version. It’s a little confusing, should I only use the 42 repo for KDE updates?](

Just noticed that 3 lines up there is a compiz at the latest version number. So shouldn’t compiz-kde4 be at the same version number?

You probably need to change the priority of your Update repo to match the kde4.2 repos - which will likely be 99


zypper lr --details

if you want us to look at it

Notice the kde4 :wink: you don’t want the kde4 one, uninstall and install the correct one from the 42repo.

zypper lr --details

# | Alias                | Name                  | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                                 | Service                                                        
1 | KDE42_Community      | KDE42 Community       | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | |                                                                
2 | KDE:42               | KDE:42                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |                    |
3 | OpenOffice_Stable    | OpenOffice Stable     | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |     |
4 | openSUSE 11.1-0      | openSUSE 11.1-0       | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0                                                             |
5 | openSuSE11.1_Factory | openSuSE11.1 Factory  | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |           |
6 | repo-non-oss         | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  |                        |
7 | repo-oss             | openSUSE-11.1-Oss     | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  |                            |
8 | repo-update          | openSUSE-11.1-Update  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |                                           |
9 | repo_1               | Packman Repository    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |  

@Feathermonkey, so you’re saying I need to delete compiz-kde4 and then install compiz from the 42 repo?


My system has been in the same state for many days now. I’m just ignoring
it until at some point it will all jive again. Sometimes you just have to
wait it out. Seems to happen two or three times a year.

Also FWIW I have the same zypper lr but I don’t have factory as a repo.
The error I get is:

PackageKit Error dep-resolution-failed: patch:compiz-1005.noarch conflicts
with compiz-kde4.i586

If you go back to that screen:

See the versions section. Select the radio button for the kde42 repo.
Also, have you deliberately disabled the kde42 community and the mozilla?

Yes, I deliberately disabled them as I didn’t want to get into a mess with all the repos conflicting on versions until I fully understood how it all works.
Is it OK for them all to have a 99 priority as shown or should the 42 one have a higher priority than the update one?
Also, what exactly is an unconditional update? Does it mean it ignores dependency issues or it updates whether there is a newer version of the file or not?
I am now doing a update of all files if newer from the 42 repo. there were a lot of blue items showing.
I’ll also enable the KDE community and Mozilla repos.

Your priorities are fine 99 all round except oss, non-oss at 100

Unconditional= It will update every package if that means a roll back then that’s what it will do.
When you have some conflicts, especially if you have version issues or red and blue updates mixed in a repo. This method will resolve most issues