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Old 09-30-2006, 11:47 AM   #1
lrecine
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Error message: ZMD does not appear to be running


I have SUSE 10.1. Whenever I try to install software, I get the error message: MD does not appear to be running. What does this mean and does anyone know how I can fix it? (As a side note: I LOVE linux and in particular, SUSE. But one thing I have to give Microsoft: installing new programs is a snap. All I had to do was download a setup file or exe file, and double-click on it.)
 
Old 10-01-2006, 01:08 AM   #2
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Open YaST-->system-->system services and enable novell-zmd. That will start it at boot.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 07:27 AM   #3
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ZMD does not appear to be running

Quote:
Originally Posted by leandean
Open YaST-->system-->system services and enable novell-zmd. That will start it at boot.
I took your advice, but did not yet choose to enable it. Because, when I did that, an onscreen message appeared saying that in addition, I needed to enable three other things (I forget their names right now), and since I am an extremely new Linux user, and also because there were all kinds of warnings in the left side bar telling me that these were all expert-type settings, and a mis-step (I paraphrase) could destabilize my system, I thought I'd ask this forum first about the advisablity of enabling the "three other things".
 
Old 10-03-2006, 12:22 AM   #4
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Those are processes that ZMD needs to have enabled for it to function properly (or at all). You'll find that in Linux most processes are interwoven with others. Kind of like Windoze and Infernal Explorer
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:40 PM   #5
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ZMD does not appear to be running error message

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Originally Posted by leandean
Those are processes that ZMD needs to have enabled for it to function properly (or at all). You'll find that in Linux most processes are interwoven with others. Kind of like Windoze and Infernal Explorer
Well, now I have everything enabled that I can see. I rebooted, and attempted to install a KDE (which is what I have, versus Gnome) NewsTicker rpm package, and I still get the message: "ZMD does not appear to be running". Any thoughts?
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:36 AM   #6
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Do you have the latest libzypp updates?? How are you trying to install the package?? What happens, when as su, you run rczmd start??
 
Old 10-07-2006, 05:41 AM   #7
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ZMD does not appear to be running error message

Quote:
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Do you have the latest libzypp updates?? How are you trying to install the package?? What happens, when as su, you run rczmd start??
Hi, and thanks for hanging in there with me! To answer your questions: 1) Do I have the latest libzypp updates? I don't know. But if, in order to get them, they need to be "installed", I'm back at square one, because I can't install anything; 2) How am I trying to install the package? I work with RPMs (I'm running SUSE 10.1)-so I try to install in either of two ways: right-clicking on the rpm and choosing "open with install software" or I double-click on the rpm and I get a dialog-looking box, and one of the options is open with YAST (or something close to that) and the other option is something like: install into a directory. I don't know anything about the install-int-a-directory option, so I've left that alone. If I choose "open with install software" I end up with the "ZMD does not appear to be running" message and if I double-click on the rpm and from the subsequent dialog box I choose open with yast, I end up with a message that says: "Error- following packages haven't been found on the medium [name of rpm I double-clicked on]"; 3) what happens if as su I run rczmd start? I just tried this this morning...after I did the command, I first saw: "Starting ZENworks Management Daemon, and then saw, to the right on the same line: DONE. It was after I did this command that once again I tried the options for installing things that I describe above. So, I still have my problem. Sigh... :-)
 
Old 10-08-2006, 12:46 AM   #8
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Click on the lizard-->system-->Yast control center. Select software-->online update.If you've never updated before you will have to go through this procedure at least twice. When your system is up to date, Zen should work properly.

You can add just about any package you want using yast-->software management--search <for name of package>. It's best to use the Suse repositories via Yast to install packages as they are 'tuned' to Suse.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 06:45 AM   #9
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I found a connection between this error message and having a user set to log-in automatically. See my post at:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=494852
 
Old 12-04-2006, 06:38 PM   #10
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All the various remedies shown here does not work. My user is not on auto-login, still, in any way this problem continues to bother me! ZMD DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE RUNNING at all, and that is no matter which method of them mentioned above you try.

These messages appear:

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
in <0x003d6> Novell.Zenworks.Gui.ZenTrayIcon:CheckUpdatesLoop ()
in (wrapper delegate-invoke) System.MulticastDelegate:invoke_void ()

Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Public.ZenException: SQL logic error or missing database

Server stack trace:


Exception rethrown at [0]:

in <0x006dc> System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy:PrivateInvoke (System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy rp, IMessage msg, System.Exception exc, System.Object[] out_args)

Ideas?

Last edited by Score; 12-04-2006 at 07:59 PM.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 07:56 AM   #11
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Thumbs down Modules not loading at startup

Quote:
Originally Posted by Score
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
in <0x003d6> Novell.Zenworks.Gui.ZenTrayIcon:CheckUpdatesLoop ()
in (wrapper delegate-invoke) System.MulticastDelegate:invoke_void
Did you ever find a solution?

I get almost the same thing, from zmd-messages.log:

22 Dec 2006 13:31:55 INFO ModuleLoader Could not load module 'Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManagementModule': System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager ---> System.ApplicationException: SQL logic error or missing database
in <0x000b8> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteDataReader:.ctor (Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand cmd, IntPtr pVm, Int32 version)
in (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteDataReader:.ctor (Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand,intptr,int)
in <0x00044> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand:ExecuteReader (CommandBehavior behavior)
in <0x0000c> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand:ExecuteReader ()
in <0x0000a> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand:System.Data.IDbCommand.ExecuteReader ()
in <0x000a5> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SqlPackage:GetPackages (System.Type type, System.String wherePart)
in <0x00011> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SqlPackage:GetInstalledPackages ()
in <0x0001d> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SystemPackage:FromDatabase (Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Catalog catalog)
in <0x0005d> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SystemResolvableCatalog:LoadInstalledPackages ()
in <0x00033> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SystemResolvableCatalog:.ctor ()
in <0x00035> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager:.cctor ()--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

in <0x00000> <unknown method>
in <0x00014> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.RedCarpetBackend:Initialize ()
in <0x00176> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManagementModule:ModuleInit ()
in <0x00000> <unknown method>
in (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Reflection.MonoMethod:InternalInvoke (object,object[])
in <0x0008d> System.Reflection.MonoMethod:Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

in <0x0010e> System.Reflection.MonoMethod:Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
in <0x0001a> System.Reflection.MethodBase:Invoke (System.Object obj, System.Object[] parameters)
in <0x001e1> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.ModuleLoader:Init (System.Reflection.Assembly a)
22 Dec 2006 13:31:55 ERROR ModuleLoader Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.MODULE_LOAD_ERROR
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:33 AM   #12
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ZMD does not appear to be running

I have not yet found a solution. While I am by no means an expert, the "exception" message you reference below seems to me to point to either a memory leak, or maybe a lack of memory in general. But...that's just a guess, and probably a wrong one, since the ZMD problem message comes for me mostly when I've just rebooted.
Lou

Quote:
Originally Posted by hamos
Did you ever find a solution?

I get almost the same thing, from zmd-messages.log:

22 Dec 2006 13:31:55 INFO ModuleLoader Could not load module 'Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManagementModule': System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager ---> System.ApplicationException: SQL logic error or missing database
in <0x000b8> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteDataReader:.ctor (Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand cmd, IntPtr pVm, Int32 version)
in (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteDataReader:.ctor (Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand,intptr,int)
in <0x00044> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand:ExecuteReader (CommandBehavior behavior)
in <0x0000c> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand:ExecuteReader ()
in <0x0000a> Mono.Data.SqliteClient.SqliteCommand:System.Data.IDbCommand.ExecuteReader ()
in <0x000a5> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SqlPackage:GetPackages (System.Type type, System.String wherePart)
in <0x00011> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SqlPackage:GetInstalledPackages ()
in <0x0001d> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SystemPackage:FromDatabase (Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Catalog catalog)
in <0x0005d> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SystemResolvableCatalog:LoadInstalledPackages ()
in <0x00033> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.SystemResolvableCatalog:.ctor ()
in <0x00035> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager:.cctor ()--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

in <0x00000> <unknown method>
in <0x00014> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.RedCarpetBackend:Initialize ()
in <0x00176> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManagementModule:ModuleInit ()
in <0x00000> <unknown method>
in (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Reflection.MonoMethod:InternalInvoke (object,object[])
in <0x0008d> System.Reflection.MonoMethod:Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

in <0x0010e> System.Reflection.MonoMethod:Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder, System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
in <0x0001a> System.Reflection.MethodBase:Invoke (System.Object obj, System.Object[] parameters)
in <0x001e1> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.ModuleLoader:Init (System.Reflection.Assembly a)
22 Dec 2006 13:31:55 ERROR ModuleLoader Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.MODULE_LOAD_ERROR
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #13
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Hopefully the following link will be helpful.

suseforums.net/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=26573
 
Old 06-15-2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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Ridiculous

It is absolutely ridiculous that this kind of error (ZMD does not appear to be running) should exist.

This is exactly what ordinary people puts off Linux. Why aren't the people making openSUSE reading this forum, suggesting solutions and eliminating these problems?

I'll get back to the forum if I'll find the solution, no thanks to SuSE, so far.

Last edited by bidevi; 06-15-2007 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:20 PM   #15
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I agree that this kind of error shouldn't exist in the first place, but please try the solution posted the in the second previous reply that said to go to suseforums.net/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=26573

Cut and paste this into a root session. It worked for lots of people on the suseforum and for me too.

killall zen-updater
/etc/init.d/novell-zmd stop
rm -f /var/lib/zmd/zmd.db
/etc/init.d/novell-zmd start
zen-updater &

This kind of ragged edge is a small price to pay for OS virtualization, IMHO.
 
  


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