Re: [opensuse] Yast update log location? - SOLVED
- From: John <penguin_powered@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 17:12:53 -0600
Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC) wrote:
Sandy Drobic wrote:
Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC) wrote:
I would like to find out where/what file I can look to find out if the system has done an online update as it has been enabled to check on a daily basis. The reason is so that I can then make a copy of the updated RPM's/deltas/patches in /var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386/update/9.2/ folder.
You problably should spend the effort to change to a supported version of Suse. The Announcement that Suse 9.2 is no longer supported with updates came last week.
Tnx, I am well aware that I am usinf an unsupported version. 'Unfortunately' 9.2 just works mostly the way I want it to. Not having to have the latest and greatest hardware and OS is a strength of Linux. I'll upgrade when I can, and hopefully the recent M$-Novell deal will make a future version that is easier to use/operate without losing the strengths of Linux.
Lets see what joy and grief 10.2 brings to the list and maybe I'll upgrade.
Have a look at /var/lib/YaST2/you/youlog
Cool, just what I was looking for :)
There are plenty of distros for older hardware that ARE supported with updates and security patches.
For example, Xubuntu <http://www.xubuntu.com/>. http://www.xubuntu.com/
I had to wipe SUSE 10.0 off of an old Celeron based PC we have here at home cause it was crashing too much with only 128MB (to be fair, SUSE does specify 256MB minimum memory). I replaced SuSE with CentOS 4.4 (an open source version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux), and rather than accept the default 256MB swap partition, I made the swap partition a little over 500MB. (I did not do that when I installed SUSE, so a fair comparison cannot be made.)
I have CentOS running using GNOME as its window manager. It has been running reliably for months, but now I have discovered xubuntu and am thinking about giving that a try. It's as much out of curiosity as anything. I have seen "regular" ubuntu running very well under VMWare server on a Windows XP box for months now. If it runs that well under Windows, I just wonder how well it works as the native OS. I've never used xcfe--the lean window manager that xubuntu uses--but a lean window manager that looks as good as it does in their screen shots has certainly got my attention.
FYI, this PC I'm using is still running SuSE 10.0. It has problems which resulted from upgrading from 9.2 to 10.0, so I'm thinking of looking at something else and add to my experience with Linux. Maybe even do my own Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch for the knowledge I expect to gain from that exercise.
I've installed and used 6 different Linux distros (I'm considering a paid copy of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) as a separate distro, since it is different enough from the community versions of 8, 9, and 10 that I have tried). It was obvious that SLES 10 is a commercial product by its install and its default configuration (even if a lot under the hood was the same). To clarify, SLES 10 installs and sets up with 3 main goals in mind: reliability, stability, and security. I was impressed that it lived up to those goals. My main complaints were: 1)the non-standard Reiser file system, and 2)the "SuSE way" of arranging the hierarchy of the file structure, and 3)not as close to standard UNIX as Red Hat, as far as installed UNIX tools and installed kernel modules. You see, in the commercial UNIX/Linux world, you can't forget that Red Hat has 70% of the market and then put out a product that is not compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The Reiser file system turned out to be incompatible with Macromedia's Flex License Manager, which is used by more than a few commercial UNIX/Linux products, so that resulted in a complete re-install of the O/S and the application. Macromedia say they have solved that problem, but I will never take that chance again. I will ALWAYS install SUSE with the Ext3 file system and be safe. Actually, I will install CentOS or RHEL, and be sure of compatibility. I get nothing for picking one distro over another, except more or less headaches.
In case you're wondering what distro I've tried:, my list is: 1)Red Hat, 2)Debian, 3)SuSE, 4)Mandrake, 5)CentOS, and 5)SLES 10. I have installed AND run various versions of these distros (except Mandrake and SLES10), and the experience has only added to my knowledge (or rather, forced me to learn more... LOL).
The bottomline, don't be afraid to let go of one distro and try another. The investment of time will pay off in experience and knowledge gained.
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