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Old 09-16-2004, 11:02 AM   #1
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SuSE's YaST shows no packages...


I would have put this in a distro-specific forum, but there doesn't seem to be one for SuSE?

Anyway, everytime I load up YaST, NONE of the packages are ticked. This is causing me significant grief.

Anyone know how I can get it to show all the installed packages again?

Mogh
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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Make sure the CD/DVD is in the drive, and that the installation as stated in YaST -> Modules -> Software -> Change source of installation is correct
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:53 AM   #3
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I've never needed the CD in the drive before?

I just went into Yast Control Centre > Add/Remove Software and when scrolling through the package lists, rather than the installed ones being ticked, none of them were.

I confess to being a bit of a newb, but I wondered whether the RPM database could be corrupted or being misread or something?
 
Old 09-16-2004, 12:39 PM   #4
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i had this happen once, but restarting the X-server mysteriously corrected it. You may try updating the application database, like you said. Open up a console, type "su", then supply your root password. Next, type "updatedb", logout and in again, just to be sure, then check out Yast and see if it helped.

-myk
 
Old 09-17-2004, 03:35 AM   #5
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^ I tried updatedb as root and restarted... no such luck

Still, whenever i load up YaST's software modules, none of the packages in the entire list are ticked. Also, when I load up YOU (which insists there are critical updates for me), it shows no installable packages (I suspect the problem is related).

Any advice much appreciated.
 
  


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