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Repo-Changing Notifications in Updater Applet

Feature state

openSUSE-11.4
Unconfirmed

Description

Recently, the repository KDE:Community was taken offline and the packages in there were apparently distributed into other repos. As a user of openSUSE, the onyl way I discovered this was via a constant error in my updater applet that told me it was unavailable. Then I went to the forums with the error and was informed why. I was also told that there had been advance notice on some mailing list (a list that people who download and install openSUSE will nto be a member of automatically). This is a very poor way of handling this for users of openSUSE!

What should have happened was this:

1. Update Applet checks for updates and sees there's a "Repository Change Notification."

2. It pops up this notification which reads something like:

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Repository: KDE Community

URL: http://...elided.../Community

This repository is being removed on August 24, 2010. The packages maintained in here will be switched to numerous other repositories, some of which are new. To make sure you can update any packages/applications you have provided by this repository, you have two options:

    1. Click
here to have YAST handle the switch automatically. It will do the following:

        a. Add the New Repositories

        b. Check for any packages you have in this (KDE:Community) repository

        c. Switch the packages over to the new repositories

        d. Remove the old repository

    2. Do this manually. See instructions at: http://someurl

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This popup then gives users of openSUSE advance notice and an easy way to handle switching the packages over and changing repositories.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (3 years ago)

A better option could be to use NU service (group repositories) that are already implemented in ZYpp.

See https://features.opensuse.org/307774

icons/user_comment.png 6. 6. wrote: (3 years ago)

Even if something along those lines are used, the user should still be notified of the change(s) to their repos. AND, any switching of packages to those new repos still needs to occur (or at least be offered as an option).

icons/user_comment.png T. Z. wrote: (3 years ago)

I hope this problem will be solved, by the time 11.4 ships. I just had the same problem as descibed above but with the 11.3-source repo,that was moved aswell.

icons/user_comment.png 6. 6. wrote: (3 years ago)

What would it take to fast track this into 11.4? It shouldn't require much in the way of programming.

icons/user_comment.png 6. 6. wrote: (3 years ago)

Has there been any progress on this? How do I find out if this feature is being included?

icons/user_comment.png 6. 6. wrote: (3 years ago)

Hate to keep bumping but any plans for this in openSUSE?

Last change: 3 years ago
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