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[Bug 597751] New: update applet always "Checking for updates..." and "Switch system packages" downgrades/deletes packages
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  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 12:40:45 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=597751

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=597751#c0


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
ReportedBy: linuxoid.au@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.3)
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
Error.

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

Re. YAST:
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

Re. YAST:
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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