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[SLE] Yast and Zen have different idea about updates?
  • From: Don Raboud <don.raboud@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:05:22 -0600
  • Message-id: <200607270905.22211.don.raboud@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi all,

I have noticed a situation in which both Yast and Zen see the same packages,
but give different indications about which is the most up-to-date.

According to the Zen updater, there is an update available for kipi-plugins.
(I know this update has been available for some time now, but I have not
updated it yet).

According to the Zen details,
update version: 0.1.0rc1-19
installed version:

However, I have been doing most of my updates through Yast. When I look at
this package in Yast Online Update, I see the following versions are
0.1.0rc1-19 (from the DVD) (from Packman) <-- Installed version

According to Yast however, there is no update available. The installed
version is the most up-to-date.

So I have two questions...
1) Which of these is correct?
2) Is this a bug in either Zen or Yast, or is this a problem specific to the
kipi-plugins package.

For anyone interested (not a large number I am quite sure), I have included
some additional information below which, while possibly related, doesn't
really change any issues raised above.

In Yast Online Update, under Change log for the
first listing is an update to 0.1.0-rc1 in Nov 2005 which seems to indicate
that supercedes 0.1.0-rc1.
However, according to <>
"The most stable KipiPlugins tarball is version 0.1.0-rc2"
So this would seem to indicate that Zen got this right in this situation (see

As a final note, there is another version 0.1.0rc2-11.4 from


which also shows up under Yast but not under Zen because that repository does
not seem to be listed when I run "rug sl". I didn't include this in the
above since that behavior didn't change if I remove this repository from
Yast. Yast still indicates that is the most up to date.


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