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Old 09-10-2003, 08:19 AM   #1
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No SuSE forum so I post here! YaST question


Hi

I'm downloading kernel sources with YaST at the moment
Something very annoying is that i can't see the progress bar working
10 min it loads bt still nothing progress but i know the download works because it's not the first time
Can i change it somewhere or is it a BUG
from the YaST package manager
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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Moved: Seems suitable for our General distro forum since there is no Suse forum here. Regards.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:23 PM   #3
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Sometimes different mirrors sites are slow - try another from the drop-down list in you. Also. the kernel sources is a rather large download and will take some time (on dialup).

HTH
 
Old 09-11-2003, 04:30 AM   #4
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It's not what i mean
the download progresses well but the progress bar of YaST2 passes from 0 to 50% done after 15 min lol there is no continuity
Is it a bug?
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:53 AM   #5
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There are two progress bars

One for the Patch download progress (top)
One for the total update progress (bottom)

As single patches are downloaded, the top bar will progress to 100%.
As each pathch completes the download process, the bottom bar will progress in steps to the 50% mark. It reaches the 50% mark once all selected patches have completed downloading - one patch will go from 0 to 50% in one step. Then installation will then begin and at the end, both bars will read 100%.

I don't know if this is what you are refering to but other that this, I'm not sure what to say.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 06:23 AM   #6
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ah ok
I understand better now
But nevertheless it's very strange because even the top bar
jump from 0 to 100 for this patch in one step when the download takes 15 min...
I believed the YaST had crashed
but after 15 min poufff it goes to 100%
and bottom to 50 % as you said it
We will see for next packages download to be continued....
So i'm just wondering what's the use of these bars if i cannot see the progression
lol
THX
 
Old 09-12-2003, 09:45 AM   #7
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You may or may not have a problem with YaST I just can't tell from what you are describing. I doesn't sound entirely correct as you describe it, but without being there, it's hard to tell.

A few tips.

Try different download mirrors to see if the download progresses differently.

Try manual vs automatic patch selection.

After the dowload and installation completes you will go through the SuSEConfig screen as the new config gets written (If you choose manual, you will have to push the "finish" button) If you don't go through SuSEConfig, then it's likely that nothing was installed.

Make sure that you are not deleting the patches after download. (check box on the same screen as the download progress graphs). Then you can go to the patch directory to verify that the patches have been saved. Thie directory is /var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386/update/8.2/rpm/i586

This dirrctory should be filled with patch RPMs if downloads are working and you have selected the save sources option I described above.

If you burn the var/lib/YaST2/you/mnt/i386 directory to a CD after downloading and saving all the pathches, this will be a patch CD that will reinstall all the patches should you need to reinstall SuSE at a future date. Good thing to have if your on dialup

HTH
 
Old 09-13-2003, 04:57 AM   #8
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Backup

Oh sounds a good idea this rpm backup THX

The problem is not the data that successfully downloaded for all my updates
but the YaST itself progress bars (yeah a detail but annoying..)
that behaves strange not showing me the status of i.e a big patch like 60 mo in the progress bar which jump from 0 to 100 %
in one step. Every time i believe the program has crashed due to this behaviour. Because you can wait 20 min and nothing move on the "YOU" screen then paffffffff all continues to the SuSEconfig section and is ok....
 
  


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