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Old 12-01-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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Does Yast look at the latest rpm version

Does anyone know if you are using multiple mirror sites or even off of a single mirror site, does YAST look at the version of a program you have installed and upgrade automatically? If not do you need to uninstall and reinstall?

I am having tk window problems with a program called scilab that a colleague running Debian does not have. But there are two differences. I am running Suse 10.0 and have a 64 bit system and have found no rpm setups specifically for scilab on a 64 bit system.

Any suggestions? thanks.

Old 12-02-2005, 06:40 AM   #2
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YaST will recogize and install the latest version. However, it does not do this automatically, so you need to run YaST from time to time to be up-to-date. You can recognize updateable packages by the blue color in which they appear in the software managment module.

The easiest way to update is to select the filter "Package Groups -> zzz All" and then from the "Package" menu "All in this list -> Update if newer version available".

It may work with the "System Update" module as well.

Make sure that you update/refresh the installation sources before running this procedure.


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