Updates that i don't need on software that doesn't exist

I’m ask to install new updates for software that is NOT installed.

  • openSUSE-2014-256 - MozillaFirefox: Update to version 28.0
  • virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop - 4.2.18_k3.11.10_7-2.9.1
  • virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop - 4.2.18_k3.11.10_7-2.9.1

Software that IS installed is:

  • firefox-esr - 24.4.0-1.1
  • virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop - 4.3.8-111.1
  • virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop - 4.3.8-111.1

How can i remove updates to software that is not installed?

OpenSUSE 13.1 64bits KDE

Enter YaST->Online Updates, right-click on the corresponding updates on the left side and choose “Taboo - Never install”.

Btw, you don’t need virtualbox-guest-kmp-desktop at all. You could just uninstall that completely, it is only used when openSUSE is running as guest in VirtualBox (as the name implies).

Ok thanks!
Just one problem; The virtualbox 4.2.xxx don’t exist in Yast Online Updates. It don’t exist at all. I’m think maybe this version was installed from downloaded rpm-file and not from the repository.
How do i scan and remove in terminal?


But if vitualbox 4.2.18 is offered you as online update, it has to exist somewhere in your repos.

And in fact openSUSE 13.1 comes with virtualbox-4.2.18 and has an update available, which should show in YaST->Online Update (maybe you have to switch to “All Updates” to see it).

OTOH, if you have virtualbox-4.3.8 installed, this update shouldn’t be shown at all.
Maybe you should just add the Virtualization repo (this contains virtualbox-4.3.8)?
You can find it in YaST->Software Repositories->Add->Community Repositories.

On 2014-03-31 08:56, ronnys wrote:
> Hi!
> I’m ask to install new updates for software that is NOT installed.

Probably because you have installed previously a pattern that includes
those things. Even if you remove some component, the pattern still lists

That’s one reason.

Another reason can be that you installed things from an extra repo for
things that are on the official channels with different versions. Online
update will offer updates to the versions it sees, even if lower than
the ones you have installed, because the update channel has higher
priority (no, I don’t mean repo priority. I mean because they are

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Check that again, and check the components. Although it said MozillaFirefox 28.0, I think it was actually offering you the latest NSS (Network Security Services) and CA certificates, not actually Firefox 28.0, as it implies.

I also run the ESRs, and I saw the same updates, checked them, and they were as I just stated. I installed the updates, still running the ESR for Firefox & Thunderbird.