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Old 11-06-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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SuSE 8.2 updates in which order ?

Hi there thanx for looking.

Recently bought SuSE 8.2 pro and installed, learned a little bit and even got my 56k modem working

It was about time i hit a snag, and i have.

I chose to let Yast vheck for updates, that was a bad move, there were lots and lots, (over 800MB). On dial up this was not ideal, even after removing lots of the trash, it was still to big a download.

I got a friend to download all of the .rpm's from the Suse FTP and burner them to CD.

Now my problem is, in which order should i install them ?

I have tryed a few, but the usual library not found errors appear.

I think i should update the libraries first, but i'm unsure how to do this, AFAIK the latest library is in .rpm format also.

Can anyone advise, if i know an order, i dont mind researching the "how to" parts.

Thanx very much in advance

Old 11-06-2003, 09:34 PM   #2
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I installed SuSE 8.2 Pro a couple of months ago. The first thing I wanted to do was get the updates.
When I saw the size, I was stumped. I couldn't stay on line for the length of time required. Then
it occured to me, select a few and install those. When next you have time to spare, select a few
more. Keep doing that as time permits, and you'll get them all.
As far as which order to install them: select the ones you need most and do those first. Then
another batch, and so on. If there are dependency problems, YaST will advise you of which additional
packages need to be installed. You have two choices: OK. install the additional packages, or, discard
the choices you've made.
YaST is very well behaved when it comes to upgrades. YaST is your friend. Use YaST and be confident
that the upgrades will take place without a hitch. At least, I didn't have any problems.
Old 11-07-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thanx for the idea, cant believe i never thought of that (doh !)

again thanx, cheers




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