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Old 09-03-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
Lance Green
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YAST Installation Source Flashes and vanishes 10.1

When I try to use YAST to install software from the Suse 10.1 DVD the Installation source screen appears briefly and vanishes.

I have the same problem with Software Management, System Update and Online Update.

I think there is a message that package management information is in use by another application (or somethiung similar).

I also use apt and apt-get to install software usually via synaptic.

Where does the pakage management information reside so I can see what else is using it and remove any lock.

Old 09-05-2006, 05:18 AM   #2
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You should go to the openSUSE page and check it out. I believe they mention something about YaST being messed up after installation. Luckily, they give rather detailed methods of fixing that.
Old 09-05-2006, 08:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I started with the OpenSuse forum on Yast and its problems.

I seem to have something holding the package management database open and Yast cannot lock or access the database when this occurs.

I have tried various repair options but am unable to free the lock and have been unable to find what is locking the package database or if there is a bug in Yast. I have tried using apt to do an update to Yast but this did not help.


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