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Old 12-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
LazerPhreak
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Software shows up as installed and not installed at same time in zypper.


Hello! I have a rather confusing problem on my hands, and after much research am still drawing a blank. I will use Alsa-utils for my example, but this happens with several other software packages. I am running OpenSuSE 11.2. This is what I am getting.

{~} GoD: sudo zypper install alsa-utils
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'alsa-utils' is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.


So then I attempt to remove it and get:

{~} GoD: sudo zypper remove alsa-utils
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following packages are going to be REMOVED:
alsa alsa-utils

2 packages to remove.
After the operation, 3.1 MiB will be freed.
Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
Removing alsa-1.0.21-3.2 [error]
Removal of (17870)alsa-1.0.21-3.2.i586(@System) failed:
Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: package alsa-1.0.21-3.2.i586 is not installed


Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a): i
Removing alsa-utils-1.0.21-3.1 [error]
Removal of (18234)alsa-utils-1.0.21-3.1.i586(@System) failed:
Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: package alsa-utils-1.0.21-3.1.i586 is not installed


Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a): i
There are some running programs that use files deleted by recent upgrade. You may wish to restart some of them. Run 'zypper ps' to list these programs.


I am at a loss and any help would be appreciated!

Thank you.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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man zypper

Check for a --force --override or --middle_finger option to tell it to stop thinking for you. There also might be a way to rebuild the database
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:01 AM   #3
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man zypper

Check for a --force --override or --middle_finger option to tell it to stop thinking for you. There also might be a way to rebuild the database
lol. If only flippping off the computer worked. Repair would be so much cheaper . However I found the solution among another path

Sudo zypper clean

Cleared the previous recorded installations.

Thanks!
 
  


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