authentication is required to set the network proxy used for downloading packages
sometimes popup this advise, why?? what is??
On 2011-11-19 22:06, pier andreit wrote:
> why 'this ’ (http://www.4shared.com/photo/jK59DMfz/whythis.html)???
> authentication is required to set the network proxy used for
> downloading packages
> sometimes popup this advise, why?? what is??
It is considered a system setting, and thus root password is required.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)
But this is not good. It pops up from time to time asking for permission to set a network proxy for no obvious reason.
Neither do I know what a network proxy in this case means, nor does it tell me why or what it would like to install.
It’s confusing and annoying. I first thought it was some kind of phishing dialog.
I think it’s a bug in 12.1. I have no network proxy set and yet this dialog comes up now and then, and then disappears by itself without any ill-effect. You might like to report it.
Disable the starting of “apper” (which I prefer to call “crappy”). In KDE personal settings, you can disable in the session manager.
Then use Yast online update for keeping your system up to date.
What exactly is apper and where is the normal update icon? I never see an update icon in the system tray in opensuse 12.1. And I also got those annoying proxy popups from time to time.
“apper” is the replacement for kpackagekit. In my opinion, it is more broken than kpackagekit ever was.
I don’t think I have seen an update icon with 12.1. Before disabling the startup of “apper”, I just got these mysterious popups coming out of nowhere and asking for the root password.
Thanks. I didn’t know its name was “apper monitor”. I’ve disabled it. Seems OK now.
I cannot find it:-), >system settings>???
You are not the only one that thinks the same thing
YaST > Software > Software Management
Search for and remove packages apper and any whose name includes “packagekit”, install yast2-online-update-configuration.
When you exit and restart YaST you will be able to configure on-line updates there should be
YaST > Software > Online Update Configuration
I think it’s a bug in 12.1.
Would not bet on it. I had the same problem in 11.4 (running KDE 4.7). As for uninstalling apper, I don’t think that is necessary. I have just disabled it from start-up.
Personal Settings -> System Administration -> Startup and Shutdown -> Service Manager -> “Apper Monitor”
Or it’s probably enough to do:
KMenu -> System -> Configuration -> Apper (Software Mgmt) -> Settings (Configuration in EN?, under the rightmost button with “wrench” icon).
There you can tell apper to never look for updates.
Thanks, made both:-))
Stock 11.4 has KDE 4.6, not 4.7. So you have a modded system. I never had this problem with my standard 11.4 systems. Perhaps this is a strong indication that the problem is actually apper from KDE 4.7.
Perhaps this is a strong indication that the problem is actually apper from KDE 4.7.
That’s exactly what I meant. So maybe it is an upstream bug.
This bug was in openSUSE 11.2. Look here: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538353 , comment #7. This workaround solves this problem for me.
I made both changes too.
I miss the update system used in 11.3. It worked fine.
I didn’t use 11.2, but I never noticed it in either 11.1 or 11.3.