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Old 08-16-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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Yast wants to install ppc package on X86_64


I want to update my system. It's Suse 10.2 x86_64. Using Yast I get a list of packages, ppc packages with missing dependencies. Why is it trying to use ppc packages on my x68_64 machine?

I thank you for any help you can give me.
 
Old 08-17-2007, 08:01 PM   #2
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Question Wrong Installation Disk?

I don't see anyone else stepping in to provide any help. I have never seen this problem, but I would wonder what would happen if you downloaded the PPC install disk and tried to install it on the wrong type of system? It is for sure in my mind I would re-download the correct installation disk and start over again and see what happens.

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Old 08-18-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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Greetings Tweezerhead! Welcome to the community. Let's see if we can figure this out...

Is this a new installation that you are trying to update or have you been using this system for some time and this problem has suddenly popped up? In a terminal, what is the output of "uname -a"?

What sort of hardware are you using (cpu, motherboard, memory, HDD, etc.)?

In YaST, what software catalogs or repos are you using? Try enabling the repos one at a time to determine which one is offering the PPC packages. What PPC packages are installed on your computer that require an update?

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Old 08-20-2007, 04:02 PM   #4
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Thank your for your replies.

jdmcdaniel3 suggested the installation disk may be wrong but it is x86_64.

It is not a new installation. It has been running happily for months. The hardware is Intel Core 2 Duo, MSI P965 Platinum mobo.

The error is missing dependencies for kde3base-xxxxx.ppc.rpm. I get several of them. If I check do not install it just gets grumpy about other things. The KDE that is installed and running is x86_64.

On the bright side. I installed and did the update with smart and it had no problem.

So on one hand the problem is solved but on the other I would like to understand what was happening.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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I am glad that you were able to accomplish your update using Smart. Were your repo sources in YaST set correctly? If they are, I don't have a clue as to the cause of the confusion in YaST. I myself have been using Smart almost exclusively since 10.1. I would be curious to see what happens the next time you try to update KDE vis YaST...

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Old 08-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #6
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The funny thing is I used the same repos with smart as with yast. I am sorry I don't have them in front of me now. But I got all of them from SUSEs web page.
 
  


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