LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-10-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
linda
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 222

Rep: Reputation: 30
Suse 9.1 and YOU


I just finished a fresh install of Suse 9.1 professional, and I am wondering if I should use YOU to update stuff. I went to Yast and YOU and there are about 15 recommended things to update. But I have had bad luck before with updates. Has anyone ever had any trouble with using YOU and Suse updates?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
Fartwiz
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Wiltshire UK
Distribution: SuSE 9.2 AMD64
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
I installed 9.1 AMD64 last month and installed all the patches that were suggested, plus the M$ fonts and the Nvidia drivers and everything is running fine. I've done regular updates in SuSE for 9.0 as well and never had any troubles. I'm about to update again as there is a kernel patch. i would say go for it.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:04 PM   #3
kevinatkins
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: cheshire, uk
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary
Posts: 605

Rep: Reputation: 32
hi there,

if you've just installed SuSE and not made *any* modifications to the system since install, then YOU shouldn't present problems.

where you might run into some difficulties (as I did.. see below) is if you've either updated the system using non-SuSE sources, or perhaps compiled specific drivers - eg video drivers...

I made a fresh install of SuSE 9.0, then installed the ATI proprietary video drivers, then built some drivers for the Sagem ADSL modem I'm using.

Then I decided to do a YOU update, specifically to catch security loopholes, and this included a kernel upgrade. Sure, it all installed fine, but i then had to re-install the ATI video driver and re-compile the Sagem modem driver against the new kernel - not difficult, but a potential worry....

YOU works very well, just be aware that if you've meddled with the system (as is so often necessary, particularly in the case of proprietary video drivers), you might need to do a bit of 'cleaning up' afterwards.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dual-boot WinXP / Suse 9, keeps crashing after installing Suse MagNiTek Linux - General 2 07-08-2005 01:39 PM
SuSE: Dlink Access Point: How to let SuSE 9.1 box fetch the webpages for wlan request hansschmucker Linux - Wireless Networking 3 01-06-2005 01:02 PM
ATI(fglrx) +suse 9.1 & supplementary drivers from Suse HenrixL Linux - Hardware 0 11-17-2004 05:14 PM
SUSE Security Announcement - cvs (SuSE-SA:2004:008) ima Linux - Security 3 04-19-2004 09:21 PM
SUSE Security Announcement - Linux Kernel (SuSE-SA:2004:009) ima Linux - Security 0 04-19-2004 09:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration