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Old 03-21-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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Yast wont load my downloaded rpms

I have just installed the SuSE92 from the dvd for x86_64.

I seem to have encounteed a problem as I cannot load rpms through the
konqueror window under Yast.

I have downloaded various rpm's from SuSE and other sites.

When I click on the rpm and on the button "install through yast"

Yast appears -flashes on screen says reading package information for a second- and then disappears again without loading the rpm.

Anyone, know what is happening here and how to cure it?

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Old 03-21-2005, 10:07 AM   #2
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You could just use regular rpm unwrapping.

Jut type
rpm -i package.rpm
in a console/terminal.

AS for the yast thing, I don't know.
Old 03-21-2005, 10:14 AM   #3
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Done that but has many dependencies which I can,t find.

Another appeared to load -kbear.rpm- and when launched came up with KDEinit could not launch "kbear"
Old 03-21-2005, 10:16 AM   #4
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What you describe often happens if the packages are either not compatible with your system or are src.rpm packages. In the first case, the error should become visible when you install the package as suggested above. In the second case, the package has probably been successfully installed to /usr/src/packages. But these packages do not contain binaries and will not appear in the rpm database. They need to be compiled first.

Another possibility is a defective rpm-database (see: or an invalid installation source (remove local sources from 'Change Source of Installation).

EDIT: I was slow typing
Try if you find other packages that match your distribution or install via a new YaST source, since this will solve dependencies automatically.

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Old 03-21-2005, 10:37 AM   #5
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I have one that worked abiword and in this case it asked for the dvd and then loaded OK.

The packages are not source either. Thanks for the help though I am still at a loss to explain it.
Old 03-21-2005, 04:12 PM   #6
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I have had several problems in the past with Yast not loading and the root cause was something that always eluded me. I can tell you that by reinstalling the Yast packages from the install source usually fixed the issue. You may need to install them from a terminal window though. A better way to install rpm's in SuSE in order to keep things working smoother is by running the command below as root:

yast -i packagename.rpm

I hope this helps.

I think in 9.1 kdebase needed to be reinstalled to fix broken Yast components too. I'm sure if you search around in history you can find a reference somewhere.

If all else fails there is always a system repair option too.


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