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  1. #41
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    Re: OpenSUSE won't install updates

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Should it be considered obscure for you and me?. No. It is a skill we have learned. I've been at this stuff for about 35 years. I'd certainly better be able to use the command line and make sense of that sort of documentation. I rarely use GUI tools for such things.

    But given the problem and the OP's responses, it is clear that it IS obscure to him.

    Deal with the OP's problem from HIS point of view, not from OURS.

    Your statement is tantamount to saying that anyone who cannot follow directions for using command line methods should not choose openSUSE. Ignorance is dispelled by learning. Learning takes time. The OP has an immediate problem and asked for an answer. A GUI solution is the quickest route to a solution for that problem. I recognized that after his first couple of responses to my suggestion that he use zypper.

    Telling someone over and over to do something in some fashion without success does not reflect on the student's ability to learn, but the teacher's ability to teach.

    Rather than expecting the OP's skills at the command line to spring forth from the head of Zeus fully formed and armed for battle (yours didn't), solve the OP's immediate problem today. Teach him to use the command line tomorrow.
    I not quite sure why you are so bent out of shape. I was just trying to help the OP the way that I know how to.

    I don't currently run opensuse but I have in the past. I used zypper as the tool to manage packages and repositories. Even though I don't use opensuse I know enough to help the OP with his problem. If the OP didn't want to use the methods suggested to him that is fine, he could have simply said "Thanks for the info. I looked it over and still doesn't make sense to me. I am uncomfortable using the terminal for such things could you provide me a GUI solution to my problem?". Had the OP done that I would have gladly let someone more adept with Yast provide him an answer or pointed him to documentation on Yast.

    So again I'm not trying to teach the OP I am trying to help him.

  2. #42
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    Re: OpenSUSE won't install updates

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Open YaST. Go to Software >> Software Repositories

    Select the line

    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.3/
    Click "Edit".

    Edit that line and change it to:

    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_12.1/


    I confirmed that the URL exists.

    Also change the sction of the Repostory Name from 11.3 to 12.1.

    Refresh your repos. You'll probably be asked to Trust the GPG key on that repo. Go ahead and accept that.
    It worked. It now says all packages are up to date, does that mean I am fine?

  3. #43
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    Re: OpenSUSE won't install updates

    I'd say you are good.

    Glad it worked out!
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    Re: OpenSUSE won't install updates

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    I'd say you are good.

    Glad it worked out!
    Thanks! I can't thank you enough!

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