Confused about Software Update in GNOME

I use openSUSE 12.1 x86_64 with GNOME 3.2.

I opened Brasero to burn an ISO image, and suddenly Software Update popped out from the lower tray saying there were available updates to be installed. I checked and there were more than 40 updates, including a “MozillaFirefox and Thunderbird” one, for example. It said would update Firefox to version 11. Closed Software Update and opened Yast Software Manager just to check if there were some packages highlighted in blue. Firefox was not, and I already knew I have Firefox 11.

Now on the other hand, on Applications, System Tools, Software Settings, I have “Check for updates”, “Automatically install”, and “Check for important updates” all checked to none or never, so I could make updates manually from Yast.

  1. Why did Software Update popped out?
  2. What updates is Software Update showing me? Many of them I probably already installed from Yast…
    What consequences could there be if I installed those updates? (I haven’t done so yet).

Thanks for your help.

On 2012-04-11 23:36, F style wrote:

> 1. Why did Software Update popped out?

Many people here will tell you to uninstall the software updater applet -
and thus not many people will understand what it does.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)