OpenSUSE Install :: Updating SUSE And Accessing The Repositories Through The Yast Software Installer?

Jun 14, 2011

I hope this is the right forum in which to post this but I am currently running SUSE 11.2(I know im a couple versions back, its a long story but this box has been in storage for awhile) but the problem I am having is with updating SUSE and accessing the repositories through the Yast Software Installer. When I open it I get several variations of this message:

Download failed:
File '/repodata/repomd.xml' not found on medium '[URL].. I think this must have something to do with an old repository not being up but im not exactly sure how to fix this.

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OpenSUSE Install :: YaST - Repositories List And Their Properties

Mar 12, 2011

I am new to OPEN SUSE. I installed 11.4 without any problems. It is working fine. I did Multimedia install with oneclick option. All the updates were done. Today while going thru forums FAQ, I saw repositories list and their priorities. When I checked my repositories in YAST, there was no PACKMAN so added the PACKMAN repository. I noticed in Software Manager there is Upgrades OpenSuse-release 11.4-1.8 - 11.4-1.9! What does this mean?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Change Yast Community From 11.3 To 11.4 For Repositories?

Mar 20, 2011

I did zypper dup to move from 11.3 to 11.4. Almost everything works fine. But when I try to add community repositories I get the 11.3 repositories, not the 11.4 repositories. So there must be a .conf or .rc file somewhere telling yast that we're on 11.3 when in fact we are on 11.4. How/where can I change that? And while we're at it, how do I load a Factory repository? They do not appear in the list of Community" repositories.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Yast Control Center - Error Accessing?

Nov 18, 2010

I'm having trouble with Yast, I noticed today that I can't open the control centre from the desktop (along with install/remove software) when opening from the command line I get. the following output:

** (y2controlcenter-gnome:9050): WARNING **: error accessing /desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_command_line [Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)]

Yast2 control centre opens, but none of the options load when selected. I have tried updating everything through Zypper which didn't work. (aka zypper ref/up etc). Then I tried removing yast and installing it again. When I did this (and downloaded the Yast control centre again the above errors, reappeared.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Use Yast Package Manager Because It Seems To Crash During Repositories Refresh

Jan 12, 2010

I am meeting some problems on my opensuse 11.2 system in the last week, I see an higher load on CPU and the system seems to swap a lot of time. Checking on dmesg I found that at boot time I have a lot of errors: I paste a little part of the full log at the end of this post

If I am not wrong I have found and installed an official opensuse 11.2 kernel update through zypper some days ago Moreover, actually I am not able to use yast package manager because it seems to crash during repositories refresh (or just after it)


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Dec 8, 2009

As a Fan of openSuSE on the Desktop i'm about to create the version 2.0 of our local LUGS munotLinux distribution which should be localized for switzerland and contain a lot of additional software.

For this case I tried to modify the control.xml file in the root image for yast to hide the dialogs for language/keyboard layout, location and deskop choice (it will be a kde based distro). I can set the language, keyboard and location defaults correctly, but I couldn't get any success in disabling the regarding dialogs yet. And after all googeling and reading the available documentation I can't find a hint about the correct way to modify the control.xml this way.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Suse 11.4 Installer Causes Reboot?

Jun 4, 2011

I am in possession of a new HP HPE-570f PC which I bought this morning. This has AMD Phenon 1090T and AMD Radeon HD 6770 graphics card. The OEM Windows 7 works fine. When I try to install Suse 11.4 using same DVD that works on my other (older) machine, I see the Suse Installation screen from which I select "installation", then comes the "Loading Linux Kernel" progress bar. As soon as the progress bar gets to the end, the computer reboots! Then of course I end up back at the Installation screen since the DVD is still in the drive.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Wubi Like Installer For Open Suse?

May 19, 2009

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OpenSUSE Install :: Is Updating Process Different In Various OS - E.g. Suse And Ubuntu?

Feb 14, 2011

I have OpenSuse 11.3 KDE installed in dual boot with Win 7. Have used Ubuntu in the past and remember that whenever I started my computer with Ubuntu, i had a black colored screen which showed various kernel options. So in short I was sure that the Ubuntu installation had updated itself. On the contrary, whenever I start Suse 11.3 KDE, it shows me just one option of Suse

I have doubts, is Suse up-to-date, and also there is mention of KDE 4.6 on website.

But my operating system information is as follows:
KDE: 4.4.4 (KDE 4.4.4) "release 3"
OS: Linux -0.7 -default i686
System: openSUSE 11.3 (i586)

I have also seen that on 10th Mar 2011, Suse 11.4 will be realeased. Will update/ upgrade of this installation work in this direction?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Suse But Installer Corrupts Screen Graphically And Is Unusable

Aug 16, 2011

i've tried both the gnome and kde installers and initially it boots fine to the first menu, but if i then select 'installation' or even try to boot to the live cd, the screen goes blank and then reappears as something that looks like the static on your television if you're trying to tune it in. if you let it continue to boot, then it goes blank again and comes back with a different corrupted screen, but this time you have a white block in the middle that is apparently the mouse point as i can then move it around.

i've tried it in VESA mode and even text mode and the same thing happens. the installation media checks out fine, and my graphics card is brand new - a Radeon 3650 HD. I might try an older version of suse and try and upgrade from there

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OpenSUSE :: Add Another Repository To Yast (Index Of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2)

Jul 29, 2010

I tried to add another repository to yast (Index of /repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2) and when I was done, Yast gave me an error message and now no repositories show up.
The error is: "/etc/zypp/repos.d/_mozilla_openSUSE_11.2.repo:Line 2 is missing '=' sign"

How do I fix this? How do I get my repos back? I took a look in that directory and this is what is in it:

name= mozilla/openSUSE_11.2

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Feb 17, 2010

This is what happens when i try to update "accessing the package manager faild" "system manager is locked by the application with pus 10464 (/user/sbin/packagekitd).

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Mar 6, 2011

I am trying to Install Open Suse 11.3 (burned as an ISO DVD) along with existing Win 2008 R2 OS. When I try to boot from the DVD it just logs in to Win2008 though boot from CD/DVD is enabled in the boot sequence. So i tried to mount the ISO and run from Windows ! BUT I get an error before installation starts telling that Win2008 R2 is not supported in open suse installer! Is there anything I can do to overcome this and install/retain both OS? In fact I am even trying to c hange my win2008 from R2 to Enterprise to see if I can overcome the problem!

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May 25, 2010

Have open suse 11.2 on a laptop, everything works fine except installing software i've downloaded. trying to use RPM downloads. finally something worked, connected to internet and software manager, Yast, decided to work right, got a bunch of stuff i needed( open office, etc) but cannot find my downloads in yast, installer. how do i add, to installer? I have tried many times in vain to install via Make and make install, etc commands

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Jun 18, 2011

when i tried to open my software management(repositories) in YaST i saw a pop up window it says PackageKit is still running(probably busy)Ask PackageKit to quite again.i can't quit that.i tried to quit it via system activity.Because of this i can't open software management(repositories).it is also not to quit PackageKit?

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OpenSUSE :: Yast And Software Updates Fail After Updating To 11.4 Distro

Apr 23, 2011

While upgrading from Suse 11.3 to 11.4 using zypper my computer froze. I allowed it to sit for 7 hrs before regrettably restarting the machine. I was later able to install 11.4 successfully, however it seems now yast2 is broken.

Whenever I try to use the sofware management tool the following error appears:


Interesting enough zypper gives the following following text when I use the ls command


I thought the two files were not linked so I performed a #ln, but that yeilded this error.


ln: failed to create symbolic link `': File exists

I think the two issues are related, but I'm pretty stuck at this point. I've read about people having similar issues with yast2 after distro updates, but their issues seems slightly different as those solution do not work for me.

Suse 11.4 Gnome 2.3.1
Dell Inspiron, Intel Dual core Centrino 64, 4 gigs of ram

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Dec 31, 2010

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OpenSUSE Install :: All Repositories Are Labeled "11.3" Repositories

May 22, 2011

I recently installed 11.4 32bit on my computer at my summer home. I carry a DVD with all my /home data. Then today I noticed that all my repositories are labeled "11.3" repositories. Everything works. Here is the output from "zypper lr -d"...

# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service


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Aug 14, 2011

After my system was updated to Natty, even though Software Sources is set for LTS updates only, none of the repositories in Software Sources or /etc/apt/sources.list.d were updated. I have manually updated the Software Sources repositories, and removed the outdated repositories from /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but when I do apt-get update I still see references to previous Ubuntu versions. How do I update ALL the repositories?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Ignored Repositories When Updating Package List?

Dec 3, 2010

I'm experiencing a strange issue with my Ubuntu 10.10 since a few days:when trying to update the packages list, a lot of repositories are ignored.Here is the output of

sudo apt-get update | grep -i ign
Ign maverick/main Translation-en
Ign maverick/main Translation-en_GB[code]....

How come all these repositories cannot be hit?is there any way to make the update hit there repositories? And if they're useless, no longer supported, how can I remove them so to have a tidy repositories list?

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OpenSUSE :: WARNING - Unable To Download List Of Repositories Or No Repositories Defined

Feb 9, 2011

I am running Suse 11.1 64bit, with KDE, recently I received a pop up on my screen, "something about update problems", I used Yast 2 and selected online Update and it couldn't find updates for Nvidia and froze at that point. I dis-enabled that repository and refreshed all of the remaining Repositories individually and it seemed to work. I then went to the repositories listing and selected "Add" and selected "community" repositories and received the following: WARNING Unable to download list of repositories or no repositories defined. What is my problem? How do I acquire the list of community repositories? I can live with out the Nvidia repository for now but would eventually like to get it back.

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Ubuntu :: Network And Could Not Connect To The Repositories For Updating Or Downloading New Software After Upgrace To Lucid

May 29, 2010

having upgraded two days ago to lucid studio from karmic studio, i have had recurring issues with either a total lockout of wireless connection, despite inputting IP and WEP etc correctly and telling me it has full connectivity. my other problem was i had wireless connection, but could not connect to the repositories for updating or downloading new software.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Use YaST

May 22, 2011

I have been using YaST to install software. It has been working probably. But yesterday when I want to use it again. I can goto that SUI (blue screen) but I just can't go into the software management. and then I try the other options. None of them can't be used.

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SUSE :: Can't Add Any Repositories?

Jan 1, 2011

Just installed Version 11.1 from CD after running for 3 months I could not boot for some reason and tried to repair but no go so reinstalled from original CD.After trying to install the video repo for VLC using Yast I got an error and now I cannot install "Any" Repo's I get this error message.There was an error in the repository initialization./etc/zypp/repos.d/HTTP___Servername:_download.videolan.org__.repo: Line 2 is missing '=' sign

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General :: Yast Sources For Suse EL 10.2?

Mar 17, 2010

I am using Suse EL 10.2 on IBM cloud, and need to install basic packages such as gcc, zlib, etc. Is there any official Suse 10 sources that I can use?

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Sep 6, 2009

Ubuntu has GRUB and I accessed Suse's partition while in Ubuntu to copy Suse's new kernel id from the menu.lst and paste it into Ubuntu's menu.lst. I boot into Suse OK but, don't have any rights. "su -" gives me "su: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted". I can't open Yast either.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Mirroring Repositories With Rsync: Module Opensuse-full Is Broken?

Dec 1, 2010

The rsync module "opensuse-full" which worked well so far seems currently broken. It tries to mirror a huge number of additional stuff (factory?) but fails with "permission denied". Any place where I could report this?Command:

rsync -rlpt -hi -stats /drive/repo


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OpenSUSE :: Gnome Install Using YaST Over KDE

Feb 24, 2010

From a fresh install of OpenSuse 11.2 64 bit the default is KDE. But if you want to install both KDE and Gnome on the same machine. I got to Yast --> Patterns --> And tick Gnome Desktop Environment and Gnome Base System.

That inturn pops up with a dependency issue. That states the following:
#### YaST2 conflicts list - generated 2010-02-24 13:18:37 ####
pattern:gnome-11.2-20.22.1.x86_64 requires patterns-openSUSE-gnome, but this requirement cannot be provided
uninstallable providers: patterns-openSUSE-gnome-11.3-1.1.1.i586[]
patterns-openSUSE-gnome-11.2-20.22.1.x86_64[openSUSE 11.2-0]
[ ] do not install pattern:gnome-11.2-20.22.1.x86_64
[ ] break gnome by ignoring some of its dependencies
[x] deinstallation of patterns-openSUSE-kde4_pure-11.3-1.1.1.x86_64
#### YaST2 conflicts list END ###

So my question is what exactly does removing and applying the Gnome pattern do. Because it seems to change alot more than just branding. It changes the default environment to GTK. How would go about reverting the pattern back to KDE after the install of all the correct Gnome Dependencies.

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OpenSUSE :: Any Way To Get Install History From YaST?

Dec 12, 2010

I can get the installation history via the command line:
rpm -qa --last | less

Is it not possible to get it from YaST in the same way as you can in Synaptic? It would not only be nice to see a basic list, but also what has been pulled in as dependencies and have it grouped by 'installation sets'. Too much to ask?

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OpenSUSE :: Cannot Install Anything Using Zypper Or YaST

Jul 23, 2011

I don't know why this is happening, however, all of a sudden I am unable to install any packages (from OpenSUSE repos of course) using either Zypper from the CLI or YaST2. Every time I try and install anything, or perfom a zypper dup, I am greeted with the below error message.

error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index
error: db3 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "" records from Requireversion index

I'm no stranger to OpenSUSE's package manager, however I have yet to come across this error before.

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