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[opensuse-gnome] Gnome Update Applet
  • From: Karl Eichwalder <ke@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 14:42:20 +0200
  • Message-id: <shfx1dqzwz.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It's on my agenda to update the section about the Update Applet of the
openSUSE Start-Up Guide. I guess with the avent of packagekit most
things have changed... This is the old text, slightly updated (my
comments or questions are prefixed with '>'):

Text of the openSUSE Start-Up Guide starts here:

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- cut here -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Using the GNOME Update Applet
-----------------------------

The update applet resides in the notification area of your panel. Its icon
changes
depending on the availability and relevance of patches and the status of the
update.
The applet is started by default, choose Computer > More Applications > System >
Update System.

At least with our test packages, the appearance of the icon does not
seem to change.

NOTE: Icon visibility
By default, the update applet icon is only visible in the notification area,
if
patches are available.

This seems to be true

Open box with a globe
The update is busy (for example checking for updates or installing
software).
Red Star with Exclamation Mark
Security patches are available.
Orange Star with an Up Arrow
Important patches are available.
Yellow Star with a Down Arrow
Trivial patches are available.
Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Mark
An error has occurred.

Is it still to work that way? Maybe, there are bugs hidden?

Installing Patches
The Software Update Applet offers two modes for installing patches: the simple
in-
stallation mode will automatically install all security patches. Important or
trivial
patches can be installed with the detailed mode, which lets you also choose
which
patches to install.

Are these modes gone with gnome-packagekit? If things are still meant
to work that way, how can I configure it that way? Using
gconf-editor?

I guess all you can do these days (11.3), is to uncheck (disable)
updates that you do not want to install.

Procedure 3.8 Installing Patches: Simple Mode
1 Whenever new patches are available, a notification message listing the
updates
available will appear. Click on Install only security updates to start
the instal-
lation of all security patches available.
2 Enter the root password in the authentication screen and proceed with Au-
thenticate.

Procedure 3.9 Installing Patches: Detailed Mode
1 Whenever new patches are available, a notification message listing the
updates
available will appear. Click on Install all updates to open the Software
Update
window. If you have already closed the notification message, you can also
left
click the Software Update icon and choose Show Updates.
2 An overview of number of patches in different categories is shown. To see
a
detailed list of all patches with descriptions, click Review. A
description, version
number, repository, and (if available) a link to bugzilla, the Novell bug
tracking
system. Select or de-select a patch by clicking its checkbox. By default,
all
patches are pre-selected.
3 Click Install to start the patch installation.
4 Enter the root password in the authentication screen and proceed with Au-
thenticate.

You will be prompted for the root password after having proceeded with Apply Up-
dates or Update System. The update performs the installation of the patches.
After
having finished the installation, choose whether to Install More Updates or
Close the
Software Update Viewer.


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Karl Eichwalder
R&D / Documentation

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