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Old 06-17-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question Does this exist?


Here is what I'm looking for. I simply want to be able to have my updater linked to a site which has just about every itty bitty thing out there for updating Linux. When I find a new little gem I'd like to install, I'd like to be able to simply click on it and install it. If there are other packages needed....THEN BY GOD THEY ARE DOWNLOADED TOO! If this is possible...Can someone please for Pete-Sake help me to get it going before I lose what little sanity I "might" have left?
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:28 PM   #2
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I would recommend using the http://rpm.pbone.net website. If there are dependencies, the list of dependencies listed are links to where you can find them. The site also uses java to examine which dependencies are satisfied and which you need to install.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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Goto this site and look for RPMs labeled SMART
http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-...=System/smart/

Download the five files you need and install it. That will probably give you the kind of control you are looking for.

Apt for Suse is also another option.
http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/
 
Old 06-17-2006, 05:43 PM   #4
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Oh Lord...I hope so! Thanks guys...I'll give them both a try. Thanks again.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 06:10 PM   #5
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Nine...I'm trying out the Smart system.....However, it is still updating channels. It has been around :20 minutes now. Is this normal?



An hour later and still updating?

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Old 06-17-2006, 06:53 PM   #6
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Depends on your speed with the internet. If your on dial up it can take a long while. But it should be displaying a progress bar. If your not seeing that then something is not right.
 
Old 06-17-2006, 09:46 PM   #7
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Something was wrong. It's better now....I think. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-19-2006, 01:23 PM   #8
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Ok, it says there are pending updates...but I can't figure out how to access them. I tried clicking on ksmartray, but nothing happens.

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Old 06-19-2006, 01:42 PM   #9
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Not sure why SMART isn't working for you but keep it mind it is a beta project.

As for the updates. I never could get 10.1 to load. But they did put out an update for the update software. Lots of bugs in the new package management system. Personally I'm sticking with 10.0 as it is more stable.

http://lists.opensuse.org/archive/op...-Jun/0002.html
 
Old 06-19-2006, 01:44 PM   #10
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Oh if you take a command prompt as root and do

smart update

what happends?
 
Old 06-19-2006, 10:24 PM   #11
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Ok...How exactly would I go about doing that?
 
Old 06-19-2006, 11:35 PM   #12
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There should be a little computer icon on kde panel named Konsole. Hit that and it opens a command prompt.

Type su at that prompt and then your root password. Your should now have a prompt with a #. That tells you that your are root the superuser.(get it su = superuser)

at that prompt type smart update
 
Old 06-20-2006, 09:05 AM   #13
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Hmmmm....Last night I tried that very same thing. However, this morning, it worked. But, it says there are not any new updates even though the ksmartray says there are pending ones..
 
Old 06-20-2006, 09:23 AM   #14
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That's because we anit done yet.

Now do

smart upgrade

Don't answer yes to the prompts yet. I just want to see if you are offered updates.
 
Old 06-20-2006, 01:55 PM   #15
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This is what it gave me at the end. Continue?



Installed packages (4):
libifp libvisual04 ode opal

Removed packages (1):
amarok-helix

206.4MB of package files are needed. 62.9MB will be used.

Confirm changes? (Y/n):
 
  


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