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Old 08-19-2008, 05:00 AM   #1
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Not able to update Suse11.


Hey all,
Installed Open Suse11 a week ago. have been using Gutsy till now.
When the software updates are available and it shows in the tray, I just left click it and ask it to update system now.
But it gives me an error saying " Failed to update system:Authorisation could not be obtained".
Any one can help me on this on what suse means about this?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 05:52 AM   #2
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I haven't seen that problem so I am just guessing. Make yourself a member of the "wheel" group.

Can you run "kdesu yast2 online_update" successfully after entering the root password in the prompt that pops up?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 06:10 AM   #3
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That should be the issue with normal user but why if I login using root user?
 
Old 08-19-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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Another issue is that I am getting the following error. I can understand basically that repositories are being used by other resource, but how do I get how to find which resources are using them.
The error when I want to do online update
"Accessing Package Management Failed:Another process is accessing package database. Package management can not be used now"
 
Old 08-19-2008, 08:01 AM   #5
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I've never logged into the kde or gnome as the root user.
 
Old 08-19-2008, 08:30 AM   #6
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The SUSE updater runs automatically at boot. If you try to run YaST while the updater is running, you will get the error about another process accessing the package database.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #7
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Hi, You probably shouldn't log in to your desktop as root as a general rule. If you log in as a user do you have any of these problems?
 
Old 08-21-2008, 12:03 AM   #8
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I know I should not be logging as root in gnome and I do not. I usually log in as normal user. But because I was having problems updating it, I tried logging in as root.
 
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Also, I want to know if there is any way I can skip those updates that need reboot.
 
  


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