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RE: [SLE] Software Management -- "Avail. Ver." vs "Inst. Ver." in 10.1
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 17:20:54 -0500
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On Sunday, July 16, 2006 @ 4:06 PM, Carl Hartung wrote:

>On Sunday 16 July 2006 16:16, Greg Wallace wrote:
>> Now, everything is lumped together as installation sources (your DVD/CDs
>> whatever mirrors you are going against). That being the case, then maybe
>> the definition of Avail. vs Inst. is now different.

>'Avail Ver' reflects the newest version that YaST can 'see' in in
>sources you've defined.

>'Inst Ver' ("Installed Version") doesn't change unless and until you
>downgrade, upgrade or update a package. Note: this value resides in your
>database. It doesn't get populated by data from an installation source.

But we're saying that the "Installed Version" does get populated from the
installation source as soon as you apply the patch, right? In other words,
Installed Version and Available Version will always stay in sync as long as
you keep updating every time an update becomes available.

>> Just speculation on my part, but it would explain why I never see
>> numbers in those columns any more.

>I believe your interpretation of this arrangement in 10.1 is correct. If
>update your system every time an update becomes available, you're keeping
>system 'in sync' with the online repositories. My guess is the field is
>used in cases where you get 'decoupled' from the online repositories and/or

>you need to intervene manually.


Greg Wallace

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