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[opensuse] Re: Re: zypper [up vs patch && dup {from 11.3 to 11.4 ??}
  • From: "Joe(theWordy)Philbrook" <jtwdyp@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:08:57 -0400
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.02.1109210855090.1088@localhost.localdomain>

=> It would appear that on Sep 20, Carlos E. R. did say:
-> It would appear that on Sep 20, Patrick Shanahan did say:

On Tuesday, 2011-09-20 at 13:20 -0400, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
In which case, how would I go about assigning a different priority level?

=> No, default is 99. You choose a lower value to give a repo higher priority.

-> zypper --help
-> zypper mr --help
-> zypper mr -p <some number> <repo>

OK so Carlos (Who uses YaST) explains the logic of how the repos are
and Patrick lists the Zypper method of making the change... PERFECT Thanks
to you both!

How does one set a rule to allow zypper up to change vendor?

=> I don't. I use YaST to make such changes.

And yet this YaST user actualy cares if I use zypper correctly? ;-)

-> edit /etc/zypp/zypp.conf
-> change # solver.allowVendorChange = false

Well that seems streight forward enough...

And would that allow it to change vendor on download error such as a bad
checksum on the current vendor's copy of a package that is also available in
another enabled repo?

=> Not recomended.

-> no
-> *Most* of this is discoverable by using the included docs and/or perusing
-> the config files of the concerned apps.

True. But in my defence I can only say that as a multi-Linux user, I'm not
always using OpenSuSE when I get a chance to read/reply to my mail... And
in that case neither "man zypper" nor "zypper --help" are available.

And that was the case when I responded to Carlos' comment on those two
particular "rules" {as he described them}. As it happened I'd never noticed
the bit on prioritization before, Nor prior to this thread did I know that
changeng "vendor" basicly meant changing repository.

Since I wasn't running OpenSuSE at that moment I tried a web seach...
And the (admittedly out dated) man file for zypper I found online didn't
seem to include a sectom on prioritizing a repo...

But in any case I thank both of you for the advice & information...

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