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Old 02-21-2010, 03:46 AM   #1
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Cool how can I update a particular software throuth internet in opensuse 11.1

hi..i want to update a particular software or something like firefox through internet connection is running me in this regards
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Though I don't use SuSE myself, I believe I remember reading many times that SuSE uses a package manager called "Yast" -- maybe see if there's a Yast man page on your system, and have a read about that.

If you can't find it, it's pretty likely a very brief Google query will return you the information about updating software in SuSE. I have visited the SuSE Wiki/Documentation website a few times, and found it to be in excellent repair.

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Originally Posted by linux.ab View Post
Any chance that you can lose the bold tags...they are a bit irritating.

i want to update a particular software or something like firefox through internet connection is running me in this regards[/B]
There are several ways of doing this. There is a subsection in yast caled (in most versions) 'install and remove software'. This is probably the most gui-friendly way of installing and removing software. The interface is slightly different on the Gnome and Kde versions (on 11.1, anyway...maybe they are more alike on 11.2) so exact info cannot be given without more info. on versions, guis, etc.

While yast can also be used from the command line, most people who like the command line tend to use the zypper method: try man zypper for some, rather brisk, details, but you'll probably need more info for that. The wikis at the opensuse site are probably a gentler introduction.
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For KDE...

Go to the openSUSE icon that starts your applications, move to Computer, open YaST and give your root password. A window will open, then click on Software Management.

If you choose the Search tab at the top, you can type the name of the desired package to see if it is installed or available.

It is also possible to choose Package Groups, and then look to the bottom of the list at the left, to All Packages. Click on that and the list of all available packages will appear at the right, with those that you have installed noted by checked boxes and listed first.

All of this presumes that you have the openSUSE repositories installed.

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by linux.ab View Post
hi..i want to update a particular software or something like firefox through internet connection is running me in this regards
Maybe if you said WHAT you're trying to update, we could say. Some software isn't in the repositories.

Yast is the way to it, click "Software Management", then search for whatever package you want. It'll show the installed/available versions. If there's a newer one, it'll come up in blue. Click the box, click accept.


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