For a long while my updater has not been working, but I have got used to small bugs and CBA to do 2 hours maintenance every day just to get things working…
Anyhoo, today I did a zypper rf, zypper lu (TONS!) and a zypper up.
Gbs of update were dl’ed and installed, I thought “that should break things nicely”, but I logged off and on and then re-booted and all was OK. Even my plasma clock started working properly which it had never done before!
Now the updater is insisting I patch thus: http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p145/wakou/updater.png
But! I have
Platform Version 4.4.3 (KDE 4.4.3)
If I try to accept I get some conflicts…
Have I a rogue old repo?
I am sure all this has been covered but I have not been doing much maintaining lately and I forget very quickly!
During the zypper up, loads of updates Strigi, Nepomuk, Virtuoso, soprano etc etc, I fondly imagined that at last the horror story that is Nepomuk would start working, but no such luck…
Anyone written any guidance lately on how to get this can of worms actually to do something useful?
One thing I can think of is if your repository priority isn’t set up correctly. Although I’ve had this happen before when a critical java update was going to be applied and I didn’t even have java installed. It kept trying to make me install java so it could apply the update.
Well I have started doing a daily zypper ref & zypper up, it seems that loads of updates come in on a daily basis (30 - 60 Mb per day), worse than windows (!)
I also tried to switch the update applet back-end to zypper, but it STILL nags me to patch KDE 4.3.5, even though I have KDE 4.4.3???
Start the software installer and search for “kde-4”, it should show the one package the updater is trying to update.
If it’s there, try uninstalling it. Weird thing is, that this package is not in the repos you have enabled.
If it’s not there, it may be a fault in your package database. Do
su -c 'rpm --rebuilddb'
in a terminal window.
There’s another thing: the Packman repos are not enabled, not being refreshed. I suggest you turn them on.
I tried looking in YAST as you suggest, and nothing shows in a search for “kde-4” or “KDE-4”
One thing that struck me as odd was that even though I selected “switch system packages to the versions in this repo (4.4)” the other day and allowed it to do its updating, the option is still there in blue?
(in YAST>software mgnt>repos) Should I do it again?
TY Knurpht, my apologies for not getting back to you, there is so much traffic on the forum that I lost my own thread, and had to dig it out in my User CP!!
In the end (as we all do ?) I gave in to the constant nagging, and allowed YAST online update to do whatever it wanted…
Seems to have cured it…
I am still mystified as to why I have to update a kde version I no longer use, I suspect you are correct in that there was some unfinished kde 4.3.5 stuff extant BEFORE I upped to kde.4.4.3
Thanks for all your help, enjoy your weekend…