next up previous Link to 'computer' page
Next: Application software Up: System software Previous: Kernel

Zen

Zen allows non-root users to semi-automatically update software. It is buggy and best removed. This is particularly so for laptop users, since its `update-status' process can consume almost 100% of CPU time for what seems like forever. `opensuseupdater' can do all the essential things that Zen does.

It is possible to avoid using Zen at all by choosing the right options when installing openSuSE 10.2. Zen will not be installed by default in openSuSE 10.3.

Instructions for removing Zen can be found on the web. The summary is...

  1. Stop the novell-zmd process (YaST -- System -- System Services)
  2. Remove the following packages : zmd, libzypp-zmd, sqlite-zmd, rug, zen-updater
  3. Optionally, delete the /var/lib/zmd directory. I also saw a suggestion to delete the /var/lib/zypp directory, but that looks dangerous to me.
  4. I needed to reboot as well, because the novell-zmd process refused to die!


next up previous Link to 'computer' page
Next: Application software Up: System software Previous: Kernel
David Fong 2011-01-25