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[openFATE 305859] Make installation history accessible from Yast GUI
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  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 20:42:33 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Martin Seidler (pistazienfresser)
Feature #305859, revision 17
Title: Make installation history accessible from Yast GUI

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
reject date: 2009-03-30 20:17:10
reject reason: out of focus
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Important

Requested by: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400)
Developer: (Novell)

As there is now (since openSUSE 11.1) a way to access the history of
installed packages and their dependencies, it would be very useful if
this history could be accessed from the Yast GUI. In the present
implementation, zypper saves the history in a file
(/var/log/zypp/history) which is very obscure. The history thus shown
from yast should be able to show official-updates and non-official
upgrades in different categories.

Use Case:
1. Install new software, software not working (or not liked), look-up
history start yast, look-up history, uninstall software and installed
dependencies. 2. Online update, something goes wrong (upgraded software
not working or something), look-up history to see recent updates and
revert (all from yast).

#1: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-03-30 20:17:59)
this is a nice feature and it's on some TODO list already, but for 11.2
we like to do only the top 5 features on software management, so I
reject it for 11.2

#2: Andreas Lorenz (fluidspace) (2009-08-31 09:42:37)
Missing this feature, also. Over the years, I just don't know anymore
which packages were installed by myself, which were updates, which
dependencies came with them, etc.
Would make it so much easier to uninstall unneeded or plainly forgotten

#3: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400) (2010-04-05 09:49:25)
There is some ongoing work [1] on integrating this into the yast-gtk UI
and we have had some discussions to that effect and more at . This will be a part of yast-
gtk for 11.3.
If someone takes this into yast-qt, that would seal this feature.

#4: Atri Bhattacharya (badshah400) (2010-04-05 10:13:12) (reply to #3)

+ #5: Martin Seidler (pistazienfresser) (2010-05-18 20:42:27)
+ Am I wrong or is now this (or something alike) already added in
+ openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6 (in Yast Control Center>Software Manager)?

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