When ‘app-updater’ runs (upon startup & getting to the desktop) and finds updates, thus you let it update, then it says ‘all finished’ and that "your system is up-to-date". I did this, and all seemed ok.
But when I open a "root terminal’, and type ‘# zypper up’, this is what I see:
# zypper up Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... The following 6 package updates will NOT be installed: MozillaFirefox-branding-openSUSE libfreebl3 libsoftokn3 mozilla-kde4-integration mozilla-nss mozilla-nss-certs Nothing to do.
Why were/are these packages not installed when the 'app-udater’ in the taskbar ran and completed? What’s strange to me, is that I watched the ‘app-updater’, and it installed the latest version of Mozilla Firefox from OpenSUSE. Yet zypper up is saying something else. Furthermore, why were the packages libfreebl3 libsoftokn3 mozilla-kde4-integration mozilla-nss mozilla-nss-certs not installed by the ‘app-updater’??? As a best practice, should we as Tumbleweed users install whatever zypper brings back and *just ignore *whatever that app-updater ends up doing & installs??
Are they (app-updater & zypper) not both the same command and do the same things? Or is one only for applications on the system, and the other (zypper) looks at the whole system?? If there is a difference, it seems needlessly confusing (by the OpenSUSE developers) to have an ‘app-updater’ and ‘zypper’ updater doing two different things. Is this an attempt by OpenSUSE to keep away the Mr. Softie and/or Apple people(s) from ever coming/trying OpenSUSE? If so, I can see it easily working.
Thanks for any help in understanding why zypper & the app-updater see/do different things.