Yesterday I searched for updates since I hadn't seen any alerts for a while, bought up a list and tried to install them. All but one refused to install. They all claimed to need two packages which were not provided by anything KPackageKit had access to. I googled the names at the time and attempted to download and install these two files, but they depended on other things, which depended on other things, which depended on other things etc. Eventually I came across two files that seemed both to depend on each other.
So I gave up for the day and tried again to install the updates today so that I could copy and paste the error message again, which is:
nothing provides libarchive.so.12 needed by libpackagekit-glib2-14-0.7.4-2.12.1.i586
nothing provides libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15) needed by PackageKit-backend-zypp-0.7.4-2.12.1.i586
I came across a couple of bug reports. It seems to have started happening a year or two ago for some people. But none of the pages I've come across so far provide any kind of solution or workaround. I don't know if it's related at all, but recently Wine has stopped loading Photoshop which used to load perfectly, and /usr/lib/kde4/plugins/ seems to have completely vanished. I've remade the directory itself but I don't know if anything was inside it. I suspect the missing dependencies might have been but I don't know Linux well enough yet to be sure.
I use Opensuse 11.4. Does anyone have any idea how I might be able to fix this please? Preferably without having to reinstall the operating system as it took me a while to get the Wireless card to work last time around. Thanks.