OpenSUSE :: Package Manager Installing Programs That Aren't Selected?

Apr 25, 2010

I have recently installed 11.2 on my laptop and am having problems with installing flashplayer. What happens is I go to install software, select flashplayer to be installed, click apply and the stupid things starts downloading all the upgradable programs. I have not selected any of these to be upgraded as I only have 600mb of downloading left to last me 10 days and won't waste it on upgrading. Is there a reason for the package manager installing programs that aren't selected?? Is there a way to use Install Software without this happening??

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing Package Through Synaptic Package Manager?

Aug 3, 2011

I have a problem when installing this package through synaptic package manager. this is :

the error is:
W: Failed to fetch
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
my distribution is ubuntu 10.4.

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Software :: Best Way To Find Programs Not Installed By A Package Manager?

Feb 18, 2010

I am trying to think of the best way to find packages that have been installed by NOT using a package manager.

To find installed packages one would search rpm or pkg DB, but what if the software was installed by a tarball or bin or even compiled.

Anyone got any suggestions on how to script for these, I was hoping to write a script to find all the third party stuff, I know there will be a lot of stuff that gets picked up so what is the best way to get minimize false positives?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade New Version Via Package Manager - Programs And Files And Pictures Stay As Is ?

Nov 30, 2010

Ihave Ubuntu 9.10. would like to upgrade soon to the new version of Ubuntu via the package manager. If i upgrade this way will my programs and files and pictures stay as is. I have all my stuff backed up anyways, but would like to know how this upgrade works.

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Ubuntu :: Package Manager And Installing

Jan 18, 2010

A while ago (not sure exactly when) my Synaptic Package Manager, Update Manager, Ubuntu Software Center and apt-get install have not been working. When I try to do apt-get install I get this error


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OpenSUSE :: Start Up Package Manager Or Package Finder In 11.3?

Sep 3, 2010

Am I the only one who gets this on gnome everytime I start up package manager or package finder in 11.3?

System management is locked by the application with pid 6890 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd)

I literally have to kill -9 pid everytime I run it. What is going on here?

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Fedora Installation :: Installing Yum - Get A Package Manager Working On My New VPS

Jul 29, 2009

I'm trying to get a package manager working on my new VPS.

I didn't set it up The machine is running Fedora Core 5, so I came here.


First I tried:


What am I not doing? Then I tried compiling an older version from a tarball:


Unfortunately when I entered "make" I got:


So I googled and apparently I'm missing gettext too? So I downloaded that...


Which is confusing as I thought I installed GCC a while back. Edit: Guess not.


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Ubuntu :: Use Maximus Only On Specifically Selected Programs?

Mar 25, 2011

I have read a million threads about adding exceptions to Maximus, and I know how to do that, but is there any possible way of telling Maximus not to touch any programs except the ones I specifically want it to? Actually, the ONLY program I want it to touch is Firefox.

Is there some secret syntax I could put in the exceptions to the effect of "all and not firefox" (as in, make all programs an exception, except Firefox)?

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OpenSUSE :: Installing 32 Bit Programs

May 2, 2011

I am new to opensuse, but is it possible to install a 32 bit program on suse while running the 64 bit program. I have one I want to install but it gets a wrong architecture error.

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General :: Linux Distros Aren't Installing

Mar 21, 2011

I have an older laptop (hp pavilion dv1000), specs are:
Intel Pentium M 1.5 GHz
512mb RAM
60gb HD

Before attempting the below, I had XP installed on it, and it ran without issues, other than being a little slow.I'm looking to install a linux distro, but I've had a ridiculous amount of issues so far. Currently, there isn't anything installed on the machine. I've tried (booting via cd iso's):

1. Ubuntu 10.04.2-desktop-i386: Got to splash screen, then black screen. Never got to iso boot menu.

2. XUbuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386: Got to splash screen, then boot menu. Chose the install option, and it went to a black screen. Nothing else happened.

3. openSUSE-11.4-KDE-LiveCD-i686: Installed all the way, except the graphics didn't behave correctly, the whole thing was glitchy and problematic, I decided to move on.

4. XUbuntu-10.04.2-alternate-i386: After a seemingly perfect installation, upon reboot I get this...
"The disk drive is not ready yet /dev/mapper/crystswap is not ready yet or not present", then gives me the option to wait or do a recovery. I tried waiting, it boots to a black screen. I tried the recovery, and now it doesn't boot at all.

Anyone have any good recommendations for a linux distro that should work out of the box with this laptop? I'd like to install NetBeans, firefox, and etc, so nothing too basic. Just something that will run quickly given my specs.

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OpenSUSE :: ./configure Won't Work When Installing Tar Ball Programs

May 21, 2011

I'm trying to install bitcoin onto my computer, and the Linux version only comes in tar.gz, and I can extract it just fine, however when I put in ./configure using the command doesn't I checked the README file and it didn't mention doing simply told me to run either /bin/64/bitcoin or to run /bin/32/bitcoin However when I try running first one, /bin/64/bitcoin, it simply says something about there not being a shared library...But when I try to run /bin/32/bitcoin it simply says "Permission Denied" and yes I tried running as root when I first saw that...didn't do any good.

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OpenSUSE :: Package Manager Update?

Aug 16, 2011

Do I have to update the package manager that comes with OpenSuse before I get all packages?For whatever reason using the live cd I can't find any of apps I am looking for but on I can find all of them.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Install Selected Kernel Package

Mar 15, 2010

I've been trying to install Ubuntu Server on an old server since a couple of days and have been unsuccessful. I've google'd a bit but found no solid solution yet to this problem. Everything goes fine and I'm able to partition my SCSI drives and everything. After the installation starts unpacking and copying files this happens. I have to mention that I'm installing from a USB drive with the following added at the end of the normal install options:


--install cdrom-detect/try-usb=true
Version I'm trying to install: Ubuntu 9.10 i386 Server
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2000+
RAM: DDR 2*256MB

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cant Access Package Manager?

Mar 10, 2010

I am trying to access my package manager. However it tells me that is unable to access it. Is there a fix for this?

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OpenSUSE :: Tex Live Manager Installation And Package Managing?

Feb 10, 2010

I installed Texlive from Yast2. Everything is ok, but the managing of new packages.The standard installation provides no package managing, and guides don't say very much about how to get it. I'm new in Gnu/Linux OS, such Opensuse, and I don't know quite nothing about the shell (or terminal? -sorry for my English knowledge).I'm now trying to install the package named "parallel" in Texlive. How can I do without a graphical interface? Can I get an app similar to Miktex package manager?

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OpenSUSE :: Kpackagekit Package Manager Can't Start From Su Dolphin

May 25, 2011

The package manager runs when a user clicks on a .rpm file automatically. I tried clicking on it from a normal user dolphin window and it opened up but since it can't install to a /something directory, I had to run it as su. So I try to open dolphin as su and then click on my file. I see the package editor starting up (bouncy icon and a space in the panel) but it never actually pops up a window. Now when I click on the file from either user this is happening. What's going on? Is this a bug?

**update, it popped up from normal user after like 10x attempts and it said that the repository already exists and this is an unexpected error. what does that mean? what errors are "expected"?

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OpenSUSE :: Package Manager Update Not Updating Apps

Aug 18, 2011

Was wondering if someone could suggest a reference and possible approach to troubleshooting openSUSE update. I'd always assumed that the openSUSE update (applet) would notify me and update any apps installed from any of the configured repositories.This week I found two applications were not detected and updated, one from the Pacman repository where an update was available for more than 2 weeks and another from the Contrib repository where an update was available for an unknown amount of time.I manually detected and updated both using zypper without any special repository configuration.The SUSE updater has been running regularly installing critical and recommended patches regularly without issue.Am considering

- Maybe somewhere there is a config specifying repositories and/or apps? I can't seem to find something that's applicable.
- Maybe I misunderstood that the SUSE updater isn't supposed to update anything from non-OSS repositories?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Accessing Package Manager Failed

May 17, 2010

Using 11.0 64bit OpenSuse. I was updating this workstation. Everything was working good. I rebooted from the last set of updates and now I am trying to access the Package Manager from yast, but it is not working now. It starts up, then it goes to an "Initializing", then a popup says that "Accessing the Package Manager Failed". It also notes that something else is using the package manager, then gives me choice to either continue or retry.

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OpenSUSE Network :: YaST Package Manager Wants IPv6?

Apr 12, 2010

it's a couple of weeks I can't perform YaST updates from my openSUSE 11.2. The reason is that YaST wants to connect to repositories "only" through IPv6, but my network doesn't support it. I quoted only because I suppose it prefers v6 over v4, but it keeps trying to connect without switching to v4 or returning error.

Even if I disabled IPv6 from YaST/Networking/Network Settings, I still have a local scope address. I connect to Wifi using KNetworkManager. The TCP/IP stack should know that if an interface has a local scope v6 address and a global v4 address, it's a bad idea to keep trying with v6. Italian mirror,, of openSUSE repository both has v4 and v6 addresses. If I try to ping I ping v4, but if I try to telnet that host on port 80 it tries to connect to v6. Same if I try to connect with Firefox.

How to tell Linux that I don't have IPv6? I'm connecting from University of Naples wireless network. While unina has IPv6 via GARR's Teredo tunnel (2001:760::/32 as I remember), it doesn't reach students' network because DHCP server doesn't release IPv6, nor Zeroconf obtains one. I just would like to use classic IPv4 until, at least for now.

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Mar 12, 2011

Is there any way to get the name(s) of the file(s) selected in the window manager (gnome 2.32) in a bash script?

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OpenSUSE :: Single Package Of Wine On The "install Programs" Thingamabob?

Jun 25, 2010

I recently installed like every single package of wine on the "install programs" thingamabob. The only thing is that in my applications, it doesn't show wine. I went to the main site to download it and this is what I getIndex of /repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.2How do I install Wine from this site?

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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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Jul 18, 2010

i am new to linux and i nid a bash script to Delete selected backup files and also restore selected backup file to a user define directory.

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Networking :: Granting Selected User Access To Selected Network Interface?

Oct 3, 2009

I have a multi-user machine with several network interfaces (Ethernet, if that matters). I wish to grant selected users, or groups, full access to selected network interfaces (including ability to adjust IP address and to bind to low ports, but *only* on those interfaces). It is important to me that an user/group does not such full control over other interfaces. Granting partial, or temporary, root permissions is OK; it's a friendly environment.How do I go about it?System: Linux 2.6.recent; usual Debian setup (can be adjusted if needed).

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Jul 19, 2010

I can use KRPMview or midnight commander to see what's in an RPM, fine. I might want to inspect a file inside an RPM or actually install some of its files but this latter might upset already installed files. Or, it is so dependent on something else being previously installed. Therefore I need to install it elsewhere, take a look at he file content and/or copy, it to where I want.

There are options: --badreloc --prefix --relocate --nodeps --ignoreos --force

Some are mutually exclusive but the result is it still tells me - package not relocatable. Is there any other magic incantation or do I need to do some time-consuming backup, run the RPM install and any deps hell, do my intended thing, then another time-consuming restore? Or maybe set up a partition with a suitable suse version and just run the RPM there and then copy over?

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May 4, 2010

I have minimal open suse installed as a server and now i would like to install some packages with zypper and it always download some packages related to X11 and gnome but I want to ignore that.Is it possible some how that I can define a USE flag for that like -X -gnome?

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Feb 15, 2010

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Retrieving: [done (16.6 KiB/s)]


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OpenSUSE Install :: Installation Fails While Installing Package

Jul 1, 2010

I'm installing openSUSE 11.2 on a notebook from DVD + locally mirrored update and kde4 buildservice repositories. This usually worked fine, but this time, the installation always fails at about 89% while installing some package, whose name I can't find out. Its script fails with error 127, the error message blocks access to the log.

Is there a way to continue the installation process afterwards, instead of always trying to reinstall and hoping to find out the name of the failing package?

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Sep 2, 2011

when i try to access synaptic package manager and update manager or ububtu software center. the screen will flash and be gone

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Jan 13, 2011

E: Type '' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list E: The list of sources could not be read. The above is the console output when i type sudo apt-get update Update manager throws the same error so now I can't install or update software .

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