On Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:17:29 -0200
Marco Calistri <marco.calistri(a)yahoo.com.br> wrote:
Would like to know if somebody else is facing same problem as me
attempting to install a rpm package from Firefox.
It is using Apper and Apper is using PackageKit that has a shim layer to
libzypp (PackageKit-backend-zypp), and that one was source of many
problems. In other words one needs all updates offered trough regular
System is updated and KDE is Platform Version 4.9.4 "release 5".
Not sure about Gnome side, though.
For example, trying to install a new version of
VirtualBox by clicking
on the rpm link, opens correctly Package Installer but the process
fails to an error message stating that process has been interrupted
by the user.
No issues here, but I'm patient with Apper and its shim layers :)
It is slow process comparing to zypper.
With only feedback in form of a completion bar indicator that stay at
almost done for a while, users could be tempted to press Continue
button more then once, which may bring "interrupted by the user". I
can't know that as I was waiting for error to appear on its own, and
VBox installation ended with success. With exception of well known
downloads, like VBox, I don't use direct installation from the web, so I
don't have another package to try.
BTW, package is not really generic, it is for few openSUSE releases, but
it is openSUSE, not "for rpm based distros" which usually means based
on Fedora, and likely incompatible with SUSE.
The one that you can find following Carl's suggestion, is OSS version
with support for USB 1.1. In other words external USB drives will be
very slow. I'm not aware of any other differences, and depending on
your use case, that version could be all you need.
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