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Old 12-08-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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YAST won't install RPMs


Browsing to the rpm in Konquerer, hit "Install with Yast", which fires up Yast no problem. But, after the "reading package information" dialogue goes away, I'm left at the Software Install/remove Search page. If I hit "Accept" anyhow, the app quits out.

I just did a fresh Suse 9.1 install and ran online update once. This should be working. It did before I formatted and reinstalled, so I'm a bit lost.
any suggestions?
 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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The YaST that comes with the latest version of SUSE (and the version you get after you do an upgrade) only works when it wants to. I used to have a SUSE install that I got so frustrated with I just replaced it, YaST wouldn't do anything it was supposed to.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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MikeZila: this is very helpful.

aaronfg: try to install the package from command line with rpm -Uhv <package>. You will then see if there is something wrong with the package itself. Sometimes it's just a badly packaged rpm that causes Yast to quit.

Sometimes Yast doesn't want to accept installation sources from the local HDD. So if you have added such a source (Yast -> Software -> Change Source of Installation), delete it and try again.
 
Old 12-09-2004, 02:07 PM   #4
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aaronfg: try to install the package from command line with rpm -Uhv <package>. You will then see if there is something wrong with the package itself. Sometimes it's just a badly packaged rpm that causes Yast to quit.
I can install rpms from the command line fine. it's just with Yast that the porblem occurs. I didn't have this problem just last week, but maybe my new install updated Yast and broke something.

I really need to get Yast back up. Comman line rpm installing sucks. I don't want to have to search for dependencies, etc. Sorry to all who love doing installs from comman dline, but I don't have time to search and try out things. I need my laptop to work, and work simply. It was that way with Yast.

I'm wondering if this is a known bug with the most recent update to Yast?

I also amd using a different mirror though (one in the US since it was faster). I wonder if I change the source again back to the European one that I could fix this problem. I hope not. Those Euro mirrors are slow.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 02:15 AM   #5
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There was a bug in the previous update of yast2-update package, but this has been fixed in the latest release. There has also been a problem with the package popt, but this has been a longer time ago and should be fixed by now:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...tafteryou.html

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Those Euro mirrors are slow.
No, the American mirrors are slow
 
Old 12-10-2004, 10:51 AM   #6
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Originally posted by abisko00
There was a bug in the previous update of yast2-update package, but this has been fixed in the latest release.
Meaning 9.2 or I should do a system update?

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No, the American mirrors are slow
touche.

 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:04 AM   #7
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No, a system update is not necessary. I was refering to the online updates (YOU). They released a fix for the yast-update package, that causes some problems with other modules. But a new fix has solved all problems. This is for 9.1 !
 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:33 AM   #8
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hmm, I haven't seen any indicator int he SuseWatcher or whatever that systray app is that checks if new updates are available.

Is there something I should be checking for specifically when i do an update to be installed?
 
Old 12-10-2004, 11:45 AM   #9
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Actually the YOU thing was just one idea (not #1 on my list). But you should look for the above mentioned package yast2-update. It was just a 'yellow', not a 'red' update.

You could also try to repair the rpm database (rpm --rebuilddb), a corrupted database could also cause Yast to quit. But make a backup of /var/lib/rpm before.

Another cause could be this:
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/0...tafteryou.html
 
Old 12-10-2004, 12:03 PM   #10
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Ok, I'll try each of those tonight and hopefully one will do the trick.

thanks for the help! much appreciated.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 09:59 PM   #11
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So i get home from work, and before I can even start looking for the yast2 update, Ssue Watcher alerts me of updates. So I start YOU and guess what's in the list of 2 updates?

yast2-update



Unfortunately I don't have any rpms that still need to be installed to check if it works (i had installed the other by command line) but the date/time setting works now and that was broken before the update.

thanks again, for all the hand holding. I'll get this linux stuff one of these days. . .
 
  


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