fredrated wrote:

>
> How do I get Yast2 to look up a software package so I can upgrade?
> Specifically I am trying to upgrade from PostgreSQL 8.1 to 9.x.
> When I click 'Software Management' and search for 'postgres' it only
> shows me postgres 8.1, which is what I have already installed.


The SLES installation media contains a set of RPM's supplied by SUSE
that are compatible with one another. When you install SLES, a
repository is created that contains the RPM's from the installation
media.

When you register your system and have current maintenance, additional
repositories are created that contain patches and other updates.

When you run Yast Software Management, it looks in the repositories
that have been created for your system. Those repositories contain
RPM's that are supported by SUSE and are compatible with your system.

So, what do you do if you are looking for a particular RPM and it is
not in one of your repositories? You can download the RPM and install
it or your third-party vendor may provide their own repositories needed
to support their software.

When you use the SUSE supplied repositories, everything (for the most
part) just works. When you install third-party software you have to be
aware of dependencies with other software installed on your system and
it becomes your responsibility to ensure there are no incompatibilities.

--
Kevin Boyle - Knowledge Partner
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