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Old 03-14-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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Yast online update trouble.


After much headache and trying everything that I could possibly imagine, I have come back here for some advice.

I'm running SuSE Linux 9 pro, and updating via YAST is giving me the issue. I should let you know that I downloaded the distro from bittorrent (5 .iso's), and that I did not purchase it. That in itself may be the issue, but I am optimistic that it is not.

When I try to use the online update YAST utility and click on "next" after choosing the server that I want to connect to (this happens with all of them) I get the following error while it tries to find a list of updates:

################
Error
Signature check for patch info files failed.
Cannot load patch information.

Patch: xf86tools-44811
#################

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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I had this same problem to and i ended up choosing the link from sweden and that one finally worked. I am using personal but am trying to get pro as we speak. I imagine you will not get alot of support since you didn't purchase SuSe.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback!

I've tried all of the listed servers and get the same issue repeatedly with each. Is there a place that I can find a list of mirrors or something?

When I use sourceforge (address: fteeeepeee://download.sourceforge.net/pub/mirrors/suse/suse), the error is different, I supppose that it means that it could not find the requested info on the server.

######################
Error:
Patch information retrieval failed.

error
Unable to get './i386/update/9.0/patches/directory.3'
or to read the directory (socket error: 111).
######################
 
Old 03-14-2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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I wish i could be of more help but i am too much of a newbie at this. I got all kinds of things i can't figure out. I tried to install xine from RPM's and source but couldn't get it to launch after what appeared to be a successful install and APT4RPM has serious dependancy issues. Best of luck to you
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:35 PM   #5
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I really appreciate you trying to help.

Anyone else out there feel like lending a hand?

Last edited by mmurch01; 03-15-2004 at 02:35 PM.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 07:30 AM   #6
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*bump*

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Old 03-15-2004, 11:00 AM   #7
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Alrighty....

Here's where I'm at:

I updated xf86tools. Sound easy? LoL...it turns out that EVERYTHING in X is dependent upon this cute little xf86tools package.

I deleted EVERYTHING that was dependent upon it which I will reinstall after the update. No biggie, but now I'm at a command prompt **whines** and I hate that...

Anyway...using Yast from the prompt, after xf86tools has been updated presents me with the same error....I'm going to wait to reinstall X until I have figured this out.

Frustration abounds, and I am dying for some help.

Please help a !!!

Thanks!!
 
Old 03-15-2004, 03:36 PM   #8
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I am on pins and needles awaiting a response to this thread...
 
Old 03-15-2004, 04:06 PM   #9
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Ah ha!

I recall that when I was installing, the 5th disc gave me an error, and I skipped the installation of the files that were contained on that CD. If I only knew what they were, I may have found my problem......

Sound logical?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 04:07 PM   #10
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It's a damn shame that I deleted the original files that i downloaded that were on Windows XP>>>>almost miss the user-friendliness...but it's the unfriendliness that keeps me here I think...lol...
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:17 PM   #11
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Alright.

I reinstalled all of the packages that were dependant upon xf86tools, installed apt-get and am updating everything to current right now. I'll report back if this solves my problem. If not, I'll also get back and cry a little more.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:56 AM   #12
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Well...solved the problem! SImply needed to install suse-build-key package from rpmseek and now it works like a dream. Thanks anyways, hope this helps another n00b in my shoes.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:21 PM   #13
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I am also relatively new to Linux and I had the exact same problem. I was receiving the same error message when attempting to perform an online update with YaST. I simply changed my date and time. They were set to Nov of 1999. When I corrected this, my update worked like a charm. Hope this helps someone having the same problem.
 
  


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