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Re: [opensuse-factory] No updates of any description to 11.2 (MS6)?
  • From: Per Osbäck <per@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 16:22:23 +0200
  • Message-id: <69c099c875737becc4e2b073f6790203@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 16:58:04 +0300, Vahis <waxborg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Per Osbäck wrote:
Personally I think it should offer all available updates. It doesn't
sense that I have make use of several tools to update my system,
when there is the build service that builds against 11.2.
If I add a repo, I want to be notifed about updates from the repo.

It seems to be a bit unclear to you what the difference is between
security updates [1]
and version upgrades [2]
[1] zypper up
[2] zypper dup or zypper up -t packages

Patches or security updates:
The updater applet and zypper up both do the same thing, they show and
install patches, that is security updates, sometimes bug fixes.
If you set up Automatic updates in YaST, it will add this to your

zypper up -y -t patch --skip-interactive

This will automatically install patches (and answer "yes" to license
questions) that do not need intervention.
A kernel patch will require a reboot, i.e. intervention, so it will be
skipped and a mail will be sent to root.
Then it can be installed manually.

Version upgrades:
Zypper dup does version upgrades, that is newer versions of software.
The same thing can be done with YaST software management > Package
Groups > All > Update if newer version is available.
These require the user to see and make choices what to install.

It does not make any sense to upgrade everything every time there's
something available, believe me.
(The old "Don't fix it if it ain't broken" -routine)

See also:
man zypper


thanks for the explaination, however, at least my zypper up also installs
version updates from the repos I have added.
what it doesn't do is changing repo for a installed package (which zypper
dup does)

looking at the confiugration UI for kpackagekit, I can select:

"Check for updates": "Hourly"
"Notify when updates are available"

and I have the list of all added repos.

How am I supposed to know that ticking "Notify when updates are available"
will only notify me of updates from 1 single repo in the list? That is not
very clear to me.

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