Why does YOU keep pulling the list of updates for 7.2 while I am using
7.3 ? Where does it get this information ?
Check whats in /var/lib/YaST/update.inf. The
complete explanation what to do is in the sdb.
Where does YOU keep the software it downloads ?
You should find them in /var/lib/YaST/patches/i386/update/VERSION
How can I set another SuSE mirror server to download updates ?
You add the name of the server you want to use to the top of the
list in /etc/suseservers , this is what YaST2 online
update is using.
In order to have the server name in the
/etc/suseservers stay the same, edit
/etc/sysconfig/onlineupdate and set so it will
How can I configure YOU so it will use a proxy ?
In YaST Control Center go to -> . There are several options under , click the plus sign next
to , then click on
. Type in your proxy settings. For example:
http://proxy.provider.de:3128 , which is yourproxyserver:portnumber. Make
sure you run SuSEconfig. You may need to restart KDE
so environment variables are taken into account.
When using YOU it fails with the message
“Cannot check patch [name] because the GPG package is not
installed”. How can it be fixed ?
Take a look in the SuSE support database http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/swiegra_you-gpg.html for an
explanation. To fix it get ftp://ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/update/8.0/yast1/yast2-config-online-update.rpm and
install this using rpm -Uhv yast2-config-online-update.rpm , then start doing your other updates with YOU as normal.
Is there an alternative for YOU (YaST Online Update) ?
The Fast OnlineUpdate for SuSE (or Fou4s for short), is a project started
by Markus Gaugusch, a frequent contributer to suse-security. Its goal is to
provide an alternative to our YaST Online Update (YOU for short) system.
Fou4s is both lighter in weight and more powerful than YOU. The homepage
is here: http://fou4s.gaugusch.at/
How can I have YOU update automatically ?
This has been there in SuSE since I don't know when. I myself have
discovered documentation about it in the locally installed SuSE help
(it's the last place I looked :-) ).
First, edit /etc/suseservers and put the
preferred (nearest, least hops) mirror first.
Then edit /etc/sysconfig/onlineupdate
Then add a script called autoupdate in /etc/cron.daily (don't forget
to chmod u+x /etc/cron.daily/autoupdate).
# in SuSE 8.1, it does not work without this
# download patches
yast2 online_update .auto.get
# install downloaded patches
yast2 online_update .auto.install
If you preffer, you can download subgroups of packets like this: yast2 online_update .auto.get security
Other than security, there are:
To erase, after installation, the downloaded update packages, I thought
of this (anyone, is there a better way?):
# uncomment the line corresponding to your installed SuSE version:
# SuSE 8.0
#rm -rf /var/lib/YaST/patches/*
# SuSE 8.1
#rm -rf /var/lib/YaST2/you/*