Installing patch move-to-sles10-sp1 via rug starts YaST Online Update

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Environment


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 1
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1

Situation

You want to update a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server/Desktop to Service Pack 1 via the commandline tool rug by using the procedure as described in TID 3509359. However when installing the move-to-sles10-sp1 patch via rug, YaST Online Update (YOU) is started, which finishes the complete update process automatically.

Reason: Within the patch there is a mechanism, which distinguishes the way on how to go on with the update. For example, if the patch is installed via zen-updater, it should start YOU and continue with the installation; if the patch is installed e.g. via rug, it should not.
The mechanism, that distinguishes between these situations, works as follows: It will run YOU for example if zen-updater has it's main window open, regardless if the patch has been installed via rug or zen-updater.

The same actually happens, if the zen-updater window is not open, but if you have opened it before and closed it. This is, because it will stay there, just hidden ("MapState: IsUnmapped" in xwininfo).

Resolution

When performing the update to Service Pack 1 using the rug procedure, make sure that zen-updater is not running. Either close the program via menu or run the command "killall -9 zen-updater" from a shell.

Additional Information


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  • Document ID:3864473
  • Creation Date: 01-Feb-2008
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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