That’s why I always disable Apper, and do updates manually with Yast. It’s just does “needed” security updates. I forget how I did that, if no one else offers the information, I can look for it. I’m sure others will have good ideas, too.
On 2014-02-08 05:56, arvidjaar wrote:
> caf4926;2623061 Wrote:
>> Only security patches: zypper patch
> No. That will install all patches, both security and recommended. If you
> really intend to install security patches only - “zypper patch -g
And even those break things.
For example, the recent kernel patch, which AFAIK is a security patch,
broke virtualbox kernel modules. Now there is another update for those,
but it took some hours.
I’d to thanks everybody who tried to help in this thread.
Even though the use of zypper patch --category is not bullet proof as presented above, it seems to be much more secure than an wild zypper up,i.e, updating bumblebee, which in almost every update I’ve to fix it.
I’m summarizing the most interesting commands I found looking in the man pages and in the above thread:
List all available patches:
List only the security patches
zypper list-patches --category security
Install only the security patches
zypper patch --category security
On 2014-02-11 00:36, leomarques wrote:
> Even though the use of zypper patch --category is not bullet proof as
> presented above, it seems to be much more secure than an wild zypper
> up,i.e, updating bumblebee, which in almost every update I’ve to fix it.
You can read forums and mail lists, and see if people complain about
some update borking their machine. If you wait a week or two before
installing updates, you can stay out of most problems by reading about
But of course, this needs time investment on your part…