Wow, that helps a lot! But, of course, I have a question or two more. See
On Thursday 17 March 2005 11:04 pm, Randall R Schulz wrote:
On Thursday 17 March 2005 21:42, William H Lugg wrote:
They're part of the "supplementary" updates provided by SuSE.
Here's where to find them:
When I go browse an FTP mirror in Konqueror, for example, I see a variety of
folders, like i386, i586, x86_64, etc. I realize these are associated with
the architecture that the contents is for. The problem is that I start
wandering down the x86_64 path (since that's what I'm running) and soon find
only a relatively small number of RPMs. Clearly, i386 and i586 have the rest
of what I'm looking for, but what is the logic that puts some in one branch
of the "tree" and others in another branch? Maybe if I can understand this I
won't get lost so often.
Or, in terms of the dialog into which you enter this, it's:
Server Name: <mirror-host>
Directory on Server:
One thing to keep in mind is that to check for new
updates in a Source
Media you've already configured and used for installation, you have to
go back to "Change Source ...", select that entry in the Software
Source Media window, click and hold the Edit pop-up menu and select
"Refresh...". Then you can run Install & Remove Software again and use
one of Update options.
Thanks for this pointer. I discovered this "feature" recently when I
downloaded some RPMs to a local folder that I configured as an installation
source earlier. I went into YaST and didn't see the newer RPM versions
listed. I deleted and reconfigured that folder as an installation source and
it saw them. Do you know if this is by design?
Thanks again for the help.
Milstar Software Support
Peterson AFB, CO