5.1 Installing Patches Manually
window consists of four sections.
The list of all patches available is on the left. Find the description of
the selected patch displayed below the list of patches. The right column
lists the packages included in the selected patch (a patch can consist of
several packages) and, below, a detailed description of the selected
package. Optionally, the disk usage can be displayed at the bottom of the
left column (this display is faded out by default—use the dotted
slider to make it visible).
The patch display lists the available patches for openSUSE. The
patches are sorted by security relevance. security,
recommended, and optional. There
are three different views on patches. Use to toggle the views:
Currently not installed patches that apply to packages installed on
Patches that either apply to packages not installed on your system, or
patches which requirements already have been fulfilled (because it has
already been updated from another source).
All patches available for openSUSE.
A list entry consists of a symbol and the patch name. For a list of
possible symbols, press
Actions required by Security and
Recommended patches are automatically preset. These
actions are ,
, or . Actions
for Optional patches are not preset—right-click
on a patch and choose an action from the list.
If you install an up-to-date package from a repository other than the
update repository, the requirements of a patch for this package may be
fulfilled with this installation. In this case a check mark is displayed
in front of the patch summary. The patch will be visible in the list
until you mark it for installation. This will in fact not install the
patch (because the package already is up-to-date), but mark the patch as
having been installed.
Most patches include updates for several packages. If you want to change
actions for single packages, right-click on a package in the package
window and choose an action. Once you have marked all patches and
packages as desired, proceed with
HINT: Disabling deltarpms
By default updates are downloaded as deltarpms. Since rebuilding rpm
packages from deltarpms is a memory and CPU time consuming task, certain
setups or hardware configurations might require to disable the usage of
deltarpms for performance sake. To disable the use of deltarpms edit the
file /etc/zypp/zypp.conf and set
download.use_deltarpm to false.