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[Bug 597751] New: update applet always "Checking for updates..." and "Switch system packages" downgrades/deletes packages
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:40:45 +0000
  • Message-id: <bug-597751-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: update applet always "Checking for updates..." and
"Switch system packages" downgrades/deletes packages
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: YaST2
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20100401 SUSE/3.6.3-1.2 Firefox/3.6.3 GTB6

First, update applet stopped working after upgrade to KDE 4.4.2. It's always
"Checking for updates..." without finding any, even though I can always see new
ones through Yast - Online Update.

And sometimes it asks me to accept some key, when I click OK it asks me for a
root password but after I type in half of the password it simply disappears and
starts "Checking for updates..." again without end. Or it stops with a DBus

Second, YAST doesn't show any newer packages anymore but rather has "Switch
system packages" on the top. If I click on that, then it starts showing newer
packages and wants to update them all. But what if I want to use Packman's
packages for multimedia and Factory KDE for KDE? If I select "Switch system
packages" for KDE then it will update, for example, Kaffeine to KDE's but I
want to keep it Packman's. If I search for Kaffeine, it shows no newer
packages, but if I go to Versions, there's clearly a newer version there!

And why does YAST show most of my Packman packages installed are higher
revision than what's on Packman? Did Packman downgrade most of its packages? If
I do "Switch system packages" for the Packman's repository, it wants to delete
heaps of packages and downgrade a lot more?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Re. Update applet:
1. Click on update applet
2. Check Now

1. YAST - Software Management - Repositories - Packman - Switch system packages
2. or if I search for Kaffeine

This used to work before
Actual Results:
Re. Update applet:
1. Shows "Checking for updates..." forever, without finding any
2. If I go to YAST - Online Update it finds new updates nearly every day

1. Asks to downgrade tens or maybe hundreds of packages and delete some
3. it shows no newer packages available but if I go to Versions, there's
clearly a newer version there

This used to work before

Expected Results:
1. Update applet is supposed to find updates

2. YAST must show newer packages regardless of what repository they belong to,
it's my choice then to choose which version I want to upgrade to. Switching all
packages to repository's is nonsense. What I I only want to switch some but not
the others?

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