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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?
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.
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.