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InfinitePalindrome 08-13-2008 09:43 AM

YaST error.
 
Ok, so whenever I need to install something on YaST now, everything seems to be going well.. the downloading pop-up windows, checking repositories and OSS cache and things like that...
Then after a little while suddenly everything stops and a window pops up saying "Error" with a little red sign with a white dash icon.
Beneath is a blank white box where details should probably be listed, but they're not. It's always empty.
It just says Error and I have no idea why.

What's going on? Am I missing something?

colucix 08-13-2008 09:55 AM

What if you try to install from the command line using zypper? First you can see if you get errors as well (in this case the problem is related to the package management in general and not only to Yast) then most likely it is more verbose about what is going on. You can start from a basic command like
Code:

zypper info coreutils
this will simply look for information about the coreutils package, reading all the repository caches. Or eventually try to install a little package using
Code:

zypper install <package>
please, post error messages here, if any.

InfinitePalindrome 08-13-2008 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colucix (Post 3246025)
What if you try to install from the command line using zypper? First you can see if you get errors as well (in this case the problem is related to the package management in general and not only to Yast) then most likely it is more verbose about what is going on. You can start from a basic command like
Code:

zypper info coreutils
this will simply look for information about the coreutils package, reading all the repository caches. Or eventually try to install a little package using
Code:

zypper install <package>
please, post error messages here, if any.

Code:

Information for package coreutils:

Repository: openSUSE-10.3-OSS-Gnome 10.3
Name: coreutils
Version: 6.9-43
Arch: i586
Installed: Yes
Status: up-to-date
Installed Size: 7.4 M
Summary: GNU Core Utilities
Description:
<!-- DT:Rich -->
<p>Basic file, shell, and text manipulation utilities.  The package contains the following programs:
</p><p>
basename cat chgrp chmod chown chroot cksum comm cp csplit cut date dd df dir dircolors dirname du echo env expand expr factor false fmt fold install groups head id join kill link ln logname ls md5sum mkdir mkfifo mknod mv nice nl nohup od paste pathchk pinky pr printenv printf ptx pwd readlink rm rmdir seq sha1sum shred sleep sort split stat stty su sum sync tac tail tee test touch tr true tsort tty uname unexpand uniq unlink uptime users vdir wc who whoami yes
</p>

Code:

package <package> not found
Nothing to do.


colucix 08-13-2008 10:18 AM

Well... package <package> obviously is not found! ;) When you see a string embedded in < > signs when you receive instructions, usually you have to choose an item by yourself (in this case you had to specify any package of your choice). Anyway, it looks like there is no problem with the package management itself. Any error message in the log files, after trying with Yast?

InfinitePalindrome 08-13-2008 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colucix (Post 3246056)
Well... package <package> obviously is not found! ;) When you see a string embedded in < > signs when you receive instructions, usually you have to choose an item by yourself (in this case you had to specify any package of your choice). Anyway, it looks like there is no problem with the package management itself. Any error message in the log files, after trying with Yast?

I know what you meant. :rolleyes:
I put <package> in place of the actual package I tried to install.

No, no error message.
There was just the pop-up window itself, no details after that.

colucix 08-13-2008 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InfinitePalindrome (Post 3246062)
I know what you meant. :rolleyes: I put <package> in place of the actual package I tried to install.

Uh... sorry. Package not found, anyway... ;) Any related error message in $HOME/.xsession-errors?

InfinitePalindrome 08-13-2008 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colucix (Post 3246069)
Uh... sorry. Package not found, anyway... ;) Any related error message in $HOME/.xsession-errors?

No, I don't think so..

Larry Webb 08-13-2008 11:11 AM

Almost the same thing was happening to me and it ended up being a memory problem. Before getting too carried away run your mem test.

InfinitePalindrome 08-13-2008 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larry Webb (Post 3246135)
Almost the same thing was happening to me and it ended up being a memory problem. Before getting too carried away run your mem test.

How do I run a memory test?

colucix 08-13-2008 12:52 PM

You can try http://www.memtest86.com/


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