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Old 05-17-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
garthos
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Question YAST2 software management, where are the downloaded rpms?


Hi,

I would be grateful if anyone could help me with the following;
I am using opensuse 10.3 yast2 software management and have no idea where the downloaded rpm files are stored. For example nvidia drivers, After patching the kernel I have to reinstall the nvidia drivers which were installed previously using yast2.

The only way I can think of doing this is to remove this package from yast2 and then reinstall. But why do I need to keep downloading this file, each time I update the kernel.

Had I download the rpm manually I would still have the original rpm. Is this a disadvantage of using yast2 ?

If yast2 doesn't store the rpm can it be configured to ?

I have found no help in the yast2 documentation.

p.s
Currently I am downloading the rpm manually then installing using yast2. But I hope this isn't the solution.

Thanks
Garthos
 
Old 05-18-2008, 12:10 AM   #2
ronlau9
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If you install the Nvidia driver according suse recommendation if you get a kernel up date from suse it is not necessary
to down load the drive again After up dating at suse all the package are deleted


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Old 05-18-2008, 12:41 AM   #3
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Are you confirming that all yast2 packages once installed or updated are deleted and will require downloading again if required ?

If so I guess dial ups are really dead. I was using a dial-up recently and having to download 50mb kernel patch. Not being able to store that download for safe keeping is unsettling. Of course I can do it manually, but I guess I'm trying to understand yast2 features/limitations.

I saw something about yast2 and libzypper being related and thought there might be away to configure libzypper not to delete the files, at least not right-away.

Last edited by garthos; 05-18-2008 at 12:51 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2008, 02:27 AM   #4
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AS fare as I know yes.In suse 9.3 there was a option that before downloading you can choice to keep the patches or not
But on this forum more ore less the same question was ask I do not follow the thread so I do not know the answer
But try to search for it


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