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Re: [SLE] Software updater
  • From: Erik Jakobsen <eja@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 08:50:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <446C1933.7040509@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Carl Hartung wrote:
On Tuesday 16 May 2006 23:14, Erik Jakobsen wrote:
How do I get it updated ?.


I just posted this on suse-kde. I don't know if you subscribe to that list and thought this might be helpful.

hth & regards,


Thank you Carl. Yes I am subscribed to the suse-kde too, and now I have your information twice. That's nice
Under "Base system" below, what mirror do you use there ?.

I'll reinstall 10.1 here, as I have too little space on the HDD.

When I first installed SUSE 10.1, I had problems with the new 'online update' system loading down my system and being very uninformative (i.e. cryptic.) After reading a couple of posts on SLE, I uninstalled the following packages:

libzypp-zmd-backend (maybe I kept this one due to dependencies?)

Then I added the following installation sources in YaST:

Base system:

The "unofficial" supplementary KDE 3.5.2 'level a' upgrade:

Bug fixes and security patches:

Packman packages repository:

Guru's packages repository:

I upgraded KDE to 3.5.2 'level a' and added all the packages I wanted from Packman and Guru. I did all of this manually using YaST's "Software Management" module.

Once everything was stable, I reinstalled the previously removed set of new 'online update' packages.

Then, from the KDE main menu, I selected 'System' > 'Configuration' and the 'Update Software' program. It launched, loaded in the taskbar and proceeded to refresh the sources. This took about 10 minutes (1.5Mbit/512Kbit ADSL) during which time it consumed, intermittently, 13% to 98% cpu... then it calmed down completely. I 'hover' my mouse pointer over the taskbar icon and it reports "There are no software updates available".

I've set it now to load automatically when I boot and log into KDE. It seems to be running correctly now and I'm happy with it. Maybe, immediately after installation, these programs try to accomplish too much, too soon (concurrently, too) spoiling the new user's experience?

By performing the software additions and updates manually, I made it possible for these utilities to initialize and run (or 'sync') under a very light load.

Very informative instruction Carl. Thanks again


Med venlig hilsen / Best regards
Erik Jakobsen

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