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Old 10-05-2003, 09:56 PM   #1
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Question YaST and Online Update error


I have SuSE 8.2. It came with 3 CD's.. My installation went o.k., but the online update part really isn't going well at all. Each time I try to do it, it (YaST online update) responds "cannot connect to (url left out because I haven't posted 5 posts) check your connection socket error 111. Can anyone help with this one?

Next question:
My distrubution (the stuff that came in the software box from the store?) has 3 CD's. The first two were used to boot, and install. The third has like 4billion RPM's on it. Do I install each of these individually to perform a manual update as opposed to an online update? Does Linux require these on an as needed basis?

Next question: My email provider requires authentication. KMail keeps changing its configuration, and I have to keep selecting a new authentication method to access email. Major pain. I need a solution to this one too. Each time I select "check what the server supports", I get a different response from email provider.

lotsa help needed.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:10 PM   #2
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My boxed SuSE 8.2 came with 5 CD's and 2 DVD's as well as 2 books and a sweet young german girl to serve me dark beer while I waited for the install to complete.

Your first question I'm not sure about. Can you resolve other internet addresses? (ie www.yahoo.com)

Go to YaST2, install/remove programs. Choose what you want and yast will ask for the appropriate CD's. On the same screen you will see Online Update (YOU). This is chosen to connect to the different mirrors that host patch RPMs (hint: make sure you choose to save the sources after patching. Then you can burn a CD with them for future installs so you don't have to connect again)

Third problem I think is solved with a patch IIRC. You could always use evolution instead. Untill you solve the YOU problem that is.

HTH
 
Old 10-08-2003, 06:57 AM   #3
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YOU update

Hey there. thanks for your reply. I am new to this website, and wasn't sure how to look for the reply to my question.

The online update in Yast always yields the suse-url-cgi and says "socket error 111" and the update terminates by my choice. Yes, I can resolve other web addresses. The Yast YOU gets a "list of mirrors", but then stumbles. I've tried dropping the firewall. Scary.

I'll try your suggestion and let you know. If you have any other thoughts, I'd love to hear what can help with this situation.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 09:07 AM   #4
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Did you possibly set up an FTP proxy by accident or incorrectly. I found a German post on google with the same issue. He indiaceted that this was the problem (for him) but wasn't specific on the soulution.

YaST2 - Network Services - Proxy

This will list any proxies in place.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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Yes, entirely possible. However I disabled the proxy through YaST. I assume from the announcement that "online update will notice the change to no proxy immediately". I then ran the online update and it crapped out again. I think I saw that german article also. The bug hunt continues!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:19 AM   #6
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Progress! I went back into Proxy settings, made sure to check it as if to activate it and then ran the space bar through all the previous entries, to be sure there was nothing in there, and then unchecked proxy. I then tried YOU again, and I got a little farther! Now I'm stuck at the point of "Signature check for patch into files failed. Cannot load patch information".
Any ideas?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:33 AM   #7
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One more time. Now YOU says Login failure. Check user name and password. Cannot load patches. Any suggestion?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:42 AM   #8
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Ya, but I have to get ready for work - I'll check in later.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 07:25 PM   #9
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The problem has been vanquished. The firewall didn't matter. All the stuff about the ftp settings didn't matter. What mattered was that I was logged on to SuSE's support portal (user name and password), I then opened the online update, and executed it. Proxy was disabled, which only got me a little progress, BUT when logged onto the support site WHAMO! It functioned beautifully. Please give this to everyone to try. It worked great for me. Now the adventure continues. I had no idea whatsoever that this would work, but it did! The manual should really include this for anyone needing to overcome this.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:53 PM   #10
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What exactly do you mean by "logged on to SuSE's support portal"?

I'm having the same probz with 8.2.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:51 PM   #11
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YaST Online Update (yeah , right!)

Ok, from the top:

I absolutely could not get YaST Online update to work. I tried every suggestion... disabling the firewall, making sure I selected a "viable" http, etc., etc., etc.. Nothing worked. I even thought that there was all the update on one of the CD's for awhile. No dice.

Well, here's what finally kicked its ass: And by this, I mean that the download of all available updates finally took place.

1. Create a username and password on SuSE's "Support Portal". It's a link on their site.
2. Log yourself in, and let that connection "exist", or "ride" while you do step #3....
3. Now run the YOU or YaST online update.
4. Enjoy overcoming another problem.

If you get a chance, let me know if you clue me in to a modem driver for a Rockwell/Conexant modem that will flog it at 56k. Right now I'm idling along at like 6K average, 1.5K on download! AAAAAHHHH!.

I'll check this page tomorrow nite, let me know if you overcame it.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 07:56 AM   #12
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Still no joy.
Maybe the sites i'm trying are no longer valid.
Do you recall which site you used?
 
  


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