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Old 10-22-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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Broken YaST


After doing an online update on SUSE 9.1, YaST stopped working. Nothing happens now after entering the password. Does anybody have any idea what to do?

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Old 10-23-2004, 01:50 AM   #2
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try it from the command line

either "yas"t for text, or I assume its "yast2" for graphic.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 05:21 AM   #3
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yast hangs

Thanks for the suggestion,

Starting yast from the command line did nothing. After trying system repair and system upgrade from the 9.1 distro, I gave up. Being pragmatic, I did a new install. The lesson I have learned so far is that YaST updating can be dangerous. In my experience Fedora is not better in this respect. I got similar problems with Fedora Core 1, before switching to Suse. In both cases doing an online update of a standard system resulted in problems with the updating system itself.

A couple of questions:

1) Does Yast save the complete configuration somewhere, to facilitate a reinstall? It would be nice if I could select the packages I want to have installed once and for all.

2) I think the problems with yast arose because of problems in downloading some updates. What is the best way to do this safely?

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Old 10-23-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
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not sure what you were trying to update. I've used SusE for desktop linux for a long time and I've not had a problem with YAST. That said, I don't do automatic updates or just select everything. I am very selective when I run Yast. Certain things I want to build myself and download the sources.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:36 AM   #5
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online update of Yast could be dangerous

YaST stopped working after a general update on a standard SuSE install. There were some download problems in the update, presumably something related to YaST itself. Once there, my problems started. After a fresh install, the online update worked.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 01:53 PM   #6
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http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...tafteryou.html
 
  


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