[SunHELP] JDS/Gnome Open... Dialog bug?

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Mar 14 11:36:14 CDT 2008

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " However, I now have glorious relief and JDS is working like it should.
> " There have been several GNOME patches recently.  I installed them all,
> " but I didn't see any difference until I installed the last one:
> " 122212-24 GNOME 2.6.0: GNOME Desktop Patch
> " (which I see is already obsolete: haven't tried 25 yet).
> <sigh> if only they'd release those patches for s8 gnome!  i'm still
> on 2.0.0.

Oh, you've got to upgrade to 10.  JDS fixes so many of the annoying 
features of their GNOME distro that I don't even want to begin to list 
them.  I wish I would have done it sooner.

Oh, and for mysterious reasons, 25 fails to patch here.  Add that to
a long list of other patches that fail.  Sun Update Manager is very 
cryptic about this, but many of the failed patches appear to be valid.

> " Boy, has anyone noticed that Sun Update Manager is slow as molasses?
> " Just trying to look at Installed Updates takes several minutes and 
> " actually looking at an individual patch isn't any faster.  Is this 
> " another bug?
> i've never been able to get it to work here at all.  does it use
> secure http?  i've been fetching patches another way [wget scripts]
> and couldn't get them to work until i substituted the ip instead of
> the domain name for sunsolve.

It doesn't say how it works AFAICT, but I'm assuming it is something 
like that.  Apple's Software Update is similar too AFAIK.


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