I have some issues with updating.
First the kupdateapplet (I am using KDE). It is showing updates, but when I click on the applet it seems to have a permission problem and recommends going into Yast and updating manually. No means to authenticate seems to be given. Do I need to log in as root to be able to use this tool to update? I’m used to the Ubuntu security model of not having a root account password…
Next, YAST. I will update with YAST (through GUI) and it will inform me that the YAST updates should be happening first. But I can’t see any easy option to select these updates. I went through and selected the ones beginning with YAST and tried again, but this led to YAST no longer working. I fixed this by updating with zypper.
Finally, Zypper. I get the same message as with YAST when updating with zypper - I should be installing the YAST updates first. Can I safely ignore this when using zypper? I followed some advice and tried
zypper update in yast*
but stopped it when I saw that it was downloading all the language versions. Seemed like an inelegant solution to me.
I am using OpenSuse Edu-li-f-e 11.3 with KDE.