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Re: [opensuse] suse 10.1 Online Update
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 12:47:33 -0400
  • Message-id: <1148057253.30874.8.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2006-05-19 at 18:23 +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 05:51:39PM +0200, Fabian Scheler wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > maybe this is a rather stupid question, but maybe I just searched at
> > the wrong places for more information. In suse 10.0 the susewatcher
> > reminded me when security updates were available and I was able to
> > install them after I entered the administrator password. Now there are
> > three desktop applets in kde to update, install and remove software
> > (these applets must be concerned with this new package management
> > stuff, are they?) and the update function reminds me when there is a
> > more up to date version of a package available (not only in case of
> > security fixes), but, unfortunately this tool does not ask for the
> > administrator password, it just tells me that I have to be superuser,
> > in case, I want to update software. So my questions are:
> >
> > 1. Is it possible in some way to update the software when having the
> > administrator password but not being logged in as superuser with this
> > tool?
> I dont think so.
> A desktop link to
> kdesu yast2 online_update
> will however work (prompt for root password everytime).
Yes but the update tool on the taskbar will show x number of packages
have updates, I bring up the window and tell the it to update the
packages and in the end I get an error that tells me I must be root to
perform that task. So what good is it if cannot be used?

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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