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Re: [opensuse-factory] opensuse-updater questions
  • From: Hugo Costelha <hugo.costelha@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 19:33:53 +0000
  • Message-id: <200611041933.53744.hugo.costelha@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 04 November 2006 04:37, Alex wrote:
> > You are expecting things from opensuse-updater that it doesn't do.
> > opensuse-updater does _not_ update every package to the most recent
> > version; it installs patches only (like the old SUSEwatcher did), so new
> > packages are pulled in only if they are part of a patch. The factory
> > tree does not contain any patches.
>
> That's a point I completely missed in all the previous discussions of the
> subject. Makes opensuse-updater also quite unusable for my needs :-((((. Is
> adding this functionality planned?
>
> BTW, a "zypper lu" also shows not a single update though they are
> definitely there (smart finds them). Zypper says "Restoring system
> sources...", then lists all my repositories, but no update... (Or are there
> any "channels" I have to subscribe to, in addition to the active services,
> as it was with rug?)
>
> > In order to have opensuse-updater update all packages to their most
> > recent versions, you must configure it to use the ZENworks backend.
> > Andreas Hanke (who is still not convinced that removing ZENworks from
> > the default installation is a good idea)
>
> Well, I'm one of those persons who never had the possibility to try out
> ZENworks, as every time I wanted to give it a try since it was introduced,
> it didn't work for me :-(. So I personally didn't lose any functionaliy by
> once again removing it ;).
>

Check https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=216097 concerning having the
opensuse-updater show all updates when using zypp.

Hugo
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