This is true both in terms of security updates and software versions.
Fortunately, SUSE 10 provides for both of these types of updates.
I also found that they seemed faster if they were all HTTP servers. When you get all of these in there, you can click FINISH to close this window.
If you know of one that isn't here that should be or one that is here that shouldn't be, let me know via my author page.
If you set REFRESH to ON in your Installation Sources, it also refreshes the lists of available packages from each one.
If this takes too long for your taste, you can turn the REFRESH to OFF for the Install Sources during everyday use.
Personally, I love having access to the bleeding edge.
These places that YAST uses to install software are called "Installation Sources." There are several of these sources available for SUSE 10. Then, select INSTALLATION SOURCE from the options on the right: A window comes up titled "Software Source Media." This is where we tell YAST about where to look for available packages to install: To illustrate how to add these, let's put in the PACKMAN Installation Source, first. When you go into YAST to install software, you will probably want to be browsing the very latest of what's available.
Alrighty, now that YAST knows where to go and how to get there, we need to perform the system update.
Let's open YAST (or go back to it if you still have it open).
There may be as much as 1.5 or 2 Gigabytes' worth of updates available.
When it is finished, it will ask if you wish to install more software. It is great to have so many Installation Sources available.
If you are already running SLES 8, you may be able to run an update to SLES 9 rather than re-installing from scratch.