5.0 YaST Online Update
offers a continuous stream of software security updates for your product.
By default openSUSE Updater is used to keep your system up-to-date. Refer to
Keeping the System Up-to-date, (↑ Start-Up ) for further information on openSUSE Updater. This
chapter covers the alternative tool for updating software packages: YaST
The current patches for openSUSE® are available from an update
software repository. If you have registered your product during the
installation, an update repository is already configured. If you have not
registered openSUSE, you can do so by running Section 3.4, Adding Software Repositories.
in YaST and start . Alternatively, you can manually add an
update repository from a source you trust. To add or remove repositories,
start the Repository Manager with . Learn more
about the Repository Manager in
provides updates with different relevance levels.
Security updates fix severe security hazards and should
definitely be installed. Recommended updates fix issues
that could compromise your computer, whereas Optional
updates fix non-security relevant issues or provide enhancements.
To install updates and improvements with YaST, run
. All new patches (except the optional ones) that are
currently available for your system are already marked for installation.
Clicking automatically installs these patches.
After the installation has completed, confirm with
. Your system is now up-to-date.