Open SuSE 10.1 update

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  1. NucleusKore

    NucleusKore TheSaint

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    Open SuSE 10.1 is one of the best SuSE distros I have used (as an end
    user) when compared to 9.3 and 10.0. However, initial updates and
    setting up of the system can be a pain. After struggling
    with it for a couple of months I have come up with a foolproof
    mechanism of updating Open SuSE 10.1.

    1. Install the system the usual way without fiddling around with the
    package selection. You can fiddle with it later once the system is set.

    2. You may also install what's in addon disc 1.

    3. Open Yast -> Software management

    4. Delete the following packages and everything that yast finds
    associated with it - zmd, zen software updater, rug, libzypp. With
    this suseregister will also get deleted, no problem.

    5. Click accept, and yast will delete these packages. Now after this
    open installation sources in yast. Here add one YUM server which is
    geographically closest to you. You can find the list here
    http://en.opensuse.org/YUM_servers

    6. It takes 15-20 minutes to add the catalogue on my DSL 256/256, so
    be prepared to wait for longer on a slower connection.

    7. When you see the YUM server added to your list of installation
    sources click finish. DO NOT ADD ANY MORE INSTALL SOURCES FOR THE TIME
    BEING. When you click finish the clock (hour glass equivalent) starts
    near the mouse cursor, BUT the window does not close. Don't panic. I
    have noticed the data light on my router blinking furiously after I
    click finish. My guess is that it is downloading the catalogue again!
    So be ready to wait for another 15 minutes or more!

    8. Once the window closes your problems are 50% solved. Now click
    Online Update in yast. After it refreshes the list of updates just
    click accept. Don't bother to go through the list of updates as from
    what I have experienced, the first online update only installs the
    proper libzypp and yast modules. After these are installed click
    finish and the Yast Online Update window closes.

    9. Now again click Online Update in Yast. Now the REAL update takes
    place and your system gets all the required security updates.

    10. After you instal these updates, add the addtional yast
    repositories to the installation sources. You will find them here
    http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_YaST_Package_Repositories

    11. Don't add the KDE repository unless you want to update KDE and you
    know how to do it.

    12. After this again run software management to install what is
    required form the additional yast repositories.

    13. Only after installing ALL required software you may reinstall zen
    updater from Yast -> Software Management. It will help you with patch
    alerts like SuSE Watcher in SuSE 10.0

    Enjoy your Open SuSE 10.1 distro
    Rgs
    Neville

    Further Reading:
    The Jem Report http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/254
     
  2. drsethi

    drsethi New Member

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    Thanks. Will try it
     
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