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Old 11-18-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Angry YaST2 in SuSE 8.2 has stopped installing


YaST2 in SuSE 8.2 has stopped installing. I have just spent a week installing SuSE 8.2 onto my second hard drive. I have installed all the graphic drivers (nvidia) & sound card drivers (cmedia) 5.1 Speakers sound better with SuSE than XP. I have updated KDE and QT. I have just got full DVD playback with xine but I have lost the use of installing with YaST2. When you click on a .src.rpm or a.rpm file all you get is the package manager window with three tags, Description, Changelog & Files I have no Install button any more. Any ideas.

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Old 11-18-2003, 09:50 PM   #2
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"When you click on a .src.rpm or a.rpm file all you get is the package manager window with three tags, Description, Changelog & Files I have no Install button any more."

I would guess that YaST2 has become corrupted somehow. I would first reinstall YaST2 using command line rpm. First list all of the packages you have installed with:
rpm -qa > /root/all.rpm.txt
Then look through /root/all.rpm.txt for all of the YaST2 package names. You can install these packages from the SuSE CD using command line rpm or kpackage.

Personally I use rpm and kpackage to install rpms, never YaST2. I go into kcontrol and set *.rpm files to be opened by kpackage when I click on them. I install from the command line using rpm. You could use rpm and kpackage to get yaST2 working again or you could use them permanently.


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Old 11-19-2003, 06:41 AM   #3
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I have tried reinstalling but I get a lot of conflicts over libs, a host of KDE files, ARTS and QT.
kpackage should have been installed with kde admin but it isn't found with a file search. I have tried to install kpackage from the kde web site but I get dependency problems with font config etc.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 09:21 AM   #4
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"I have tried reinstalling but I get a lot of conflicts over libs, a host of KDE files, ARTS and QT."

You should be able to install the same version of a YaST2 package on top of itself with:
rpm -U /pathname/packagename


"I have tried to install kpackage from the kde web site but I get dependency problems with font config etc."

KDE is very version dependent. Try installing the kpackage version that corresponds to the rest of your KDE. If you try to install a newer version of kpackage then the KDE dependencies will force you to upgrade all of KDE, QT, etc. The same is probably true of YaST2. If you try to install a newer version of YaST2 you will probably end up having to install newer versions of a lot of other packages.

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Old 11-20-2003, 09:31 AM   #5
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I have spent all day installing KDE 3.1.4 replacing all KDE 3.1.1 packages. YaST has been restored but I have lost the Konsole from the right click menu and my taskbar has vanished ????? Any suggestions
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:33 AM   #6
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"the Konsole from the right click menu and my taskbar has vanished ????? Any suggestions"

This sounds like a problem where you have mixed versions of KDE and/or Qt3 and/or a few minor libraries. Did you also upgrade Qt3?

You can create a file with all of your rpm package names with:
rpm -qa > /root/rpm.all.txt
Then check it for mixed version numbers.


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Old 11-23-2003, 10:43 AM   #7
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Success updated all KDE packages to 3.1.4 and QT to 3.1.2 and various lib files to stop conflicts system is now faster and smoother thanks for your advice. SuSE 8.2 Pro was worth 20.00. It is faster than XP and now it can handle all of what I was using XP for. Wine and Wine X helped at lot.
 
  


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