Updating OpenSuSE

Bart Whiteley bart.plug at whiteley.org
Mon Mar 1 09:32:16 MST 2010


On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Dave Smith <dave at thesmithfam.org> wrote:
> I have inherited an OpenSuSE box and I want to update it using the
> command line. As odd as this may sound, I can't seem to figure it out,
> and Google is just polluted with lame "Cool Solutions" articles that
> don't really help. I *did* manage to install a package (logwatch) from
> the online repository using yast --install, but now I want to update all
> my packages. How do I do that?

What version is it?

>
> Just for clarity, this is what I would do on Debian/Ubuntu:
>
>    apt-get update
>    apt-get upgrade

That would be:
  zypper ref
  zypper up
Unless it is an old version that predates zypper.  If that's the case,
it's probably not maintained anymore, and you should install the
latest version.

>
> What is the OpenSuSE equivalent?
>
> Also, what is the equivalent of /etc/redhat-release in OpenSuSE?

/etc/SuSE-release



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