I had some trouble figuring out why suse kept asking me to add update repositories, but I finally figured out that the repositories in the list were not enabled (I enabled them) and then clicked use current update repository. This option wasn’t clear either.
I enabled Index of /update/11.1,
I did not enable
My first question is are these repositories adequate and do I need to use the debug repository for the RC1. Once I start checking out the video and sound drivers and codecs I will need to use the packman repositories. Do I use the ones for 11.0 or are there special ones for 11.1 RC1?
After setting up the repositories, there were 5 updates a couple of which required restarts of the OS or of a subsystem. I was able to do the security update but the others failed even if I did them individually, though I got prompts to restart my system or log out. I complied a few times and even rebooted a couple of times but the updates are not working
The last time I rebooted my wired connection did not come up. I entered yast and it told me that I was configured through network manager and could not configure through yast2, but it did some setup and restarted the networkservices, and in the process my network connection came up so that I could use firefox but the updatemanager continued to say unable to check whether updates are available.
Then I tried zypper up from a console. This is what I got:
linux-jce2:/home/leslieRC1 # zypper up
Download (curl) error for ‘http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.1/repodata/repomd.xml’:
Error code: Connection failed
Error message: Couldn’t resolve host ‘download.opensuse.org’
Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]: r
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
The following packages are going to be upgraded:
autoyast2-installation dbus-1 hal kernel-default kernel-default-base
kernel-default-extra libphonon4 libvolume_id1 pam phonon
phonon-backend-gstreamer-0_10 python-gtk smolt udev yast2-backup yast2-bootloader
yast2-online-update yast2-online-update-frontend yast2-qt yast2-qt-pkg yast2-repair
The following packages are going to change vendor:
dbus-1 hal kernel-default kernel-default-base kernel-default-extra libphonon4
libvolume_id1 pam phonon phonon-backend-gstreamer-0_10 python-gtk smolt udev
Overall download size: 29.8 M. After the operation, additional 924.0 K will be used.
Will switching vendors cause a problem? Do these updates seem resonable? I remember the update about dbus-1 and hal from the update manager and it seems to me that the other one had to do with packagemanager or something like that, but I don’t see it.
My last concern is about my network connection and the updatemanager not working. I’m going to reboot after posting this and see if that changes anything. If it doesn’t I don’t really know where to look.