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Re: [suse-security] the new YOU, how it works for ME? =)
  • From: Stephan Martin <s.martin@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 15:45:43 +0100
  • Message-id: <20010211154543.A1149@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Is it possible to give some details about the new Yast Online Update
> for suse 7.1?
> Quoting suse online zine:
> "For this purpose, suse makes all relevant patches and extensions
> available ..." - "relevant" regarding what is installed on the
> system, or general relevant for most users? how will this YOU works?

There is a new directory in the update area called "patches". There will
be descriptions of every update, including the names of the relevant
rpm-files (e.g. for libc there are more than one rpm you need to fix the
problem), some flags and a short description.

Then you can use the YaST2 frontend to connect to the ftp-server. It will
fetch the "patch-files" and show you the description. Then you can let
YaST2 install the update. Or you can choose the automated way and YaST2
will do everything without asking for any decisions.

I think this is not too usefull for the most reading the list. (I think
everybody here is able to use rpm and it's more important for the most on
this list to get the information that there is a new update, than a
solution to update your files easier. Autorpm is a nice solution to get
informations about new files on the ftp-server, most times a bit earlier
than the announcement).
But it's a really good thing for all the newbies, who are used to click
buttons :-)


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