General :: Packages Seemingly Install Fine With Zypper But Can't Be Run And Aren't In Menus

Oct 3, 2010

I'm not sure how to describe this because no-one else on the internet seems to have had anything even vaguely resembling this problem. I'm trying to install wxPython for openSUSE 11.3 (which seems to be called python-wxGTK which is fine). I don't think it's a problem with that particular package because I seem to remember something going wrong ages ago, the last time I installed something, but it didn't affect that particular install so I paid no notice. I'm sorry, that was a really vague statement and won't help anyone in the slightest. Anyway, the reason I think that event was relevant is that ever since then my Gnome menus have been out of sync - the new package I installed didn't appear on the menu.

Anyway, onto actual useful stuff. Just as a test case (to see that nothing was wrong with wxPython) I installed another small application with zypper (just the standard sudo zypper install moneyplex). zypper didn't complain at all and as far as I know it went perfectly.


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OpenSUSE :: Restrict Zypper To Install Only Updates And No New Packages?

Feb 23, 2011

I'm a long time Linux user but new to Suse. I got a couple of questions I was hoping someone might shed some light to. I'm running OpenSuse 11.3. -After running 'zypper update' I see it's listing a couple of new packages it wants to install (flash-player among them). I thought update would mean update existing packages, not install random new packages. Is there a way to restrict zypper to install only updates and no new packages?

-I'm trying to find a repository that has the complete courier mail server (smtp, webmail and all the rest, not just the imap server) but I'm having no luck. Anyone know where I could get it? I know I can build it myself. -Is there a way to automatically download all available updates so that they can later be installed interactively?

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Fedora :: System Works Fine *except* Cannot Install *any* Packages From An RPM?

Aug 16, 2009

I have migrated over to Fedora 11and system works fine *except* I cannot install *any* packages from an RPMhere is the exact error :The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files

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Sep 2, 2010

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May 21, 2011

I was curios about why zypper up don't update some packages as in code...

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OpenSUSE :: Zypper Won't Download Any Packages / Resolve This?

Jul 8, 2011

Zypper seems unable to reach the openSUSE servers. I am currently on a network that may or may not block certain traffic, so I don't know if their firewall is in the way. I am able to browse the web without any problems. Sometimes Zypper downloads proceed eventually, but the download is doggone slow. I did this code...

Apparently Zypper has trouble downloading this URI, but if I open it in Chrome it loads perfectly without any problems. How can I find the root of this problem?

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Fedora :: Terminal Command For Installing Packages Zypper / OpenSuSE?

Jun 24, 2011

I'm considering making a switch from Ubuntu/Linux Mint to Fedora 15 because I just adore, love, cannot be without Gnome Shell any longer. SELinux - I actually am finding I hate this program as it blocks certain plugins (like Java), some programs I run it blocks functionality, etc. What's the best way to disable it or make it more like Ubuntu where it's pretty much permissive of everything. Common Apps I use - I haven't checked the repos, but at the least I use the following (some I know work, but I can't remember the specific ones I want to know if I need to compile or if it's in the repos)

a - Snes9x
b - PCSX Reloaded
c - KeepNote
d - libdvdcss2 and libdvdread4
e - MP4, MP3, AVI, MPEG, OGG, OGV codecs (I think I've converted any others like WMA and WMV... wait I have a few WMA files, crap)
f - Flash 64-bit - this one I have issues with SELinux wise, (reason for first question)
g - VirtualBox - it runs so much faster under Fedora so I know this one works
h - Sun Java

RPMs - Fedora uses RPMs right? Is there like an DEB Alien to convert DEBs to RPMs? Apache2 - Now maybe I found this as httpd or lightppd or something, but why isn't it listed as Apache2 in the repos? I'm more or less guessing that Fedora is not a "rolling" release, is there a variant or version that is or a repo I can enable? A software center, other than Synaptic; I'm pampered when it comes to Ubuntu Software Center and that, is there anything like that in Fedora that isn't Synaptic? What's the terminal command for installing packages, is it zypper or is that OpenSuSE?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Seemingly Random Crashes On A New Desktop Running 11.3

Sep 9, 2010

I got a new desktop and figured this would be a great oppurtunity to update to 11.3 (from 11.2) while migrating files.. However I have had lots of problems with it, right of the bat. My first installation got messed up right after it was done, so I had to redo everything. Now the system boots up all fine but I am experiencing crashes every once in a while. By crashes I mean nothing works; the system monitor graphs freeze, the clock freezes, system doesnt respond to key strokes. The only remedy is then to "force an unexpected reboot" (ref: IT Crowd). I have a feeling that it has to do with Yast or something related to Yast, as it is the only common denominator between the crashes so far. However the system doesnt crash everytime I start Yast so I cant really say anything conclusively..

I have also realised that when I attach a secondary screen the graphics get kinda screwed as well.. if that makes any sense... Here are my system details: Dell Vostro Desktop with Core i7 64bit processor

8 x 2.8Ghz
6gig ram
graphics card: GeForce GT220

What could be the problem here? btw let me know if anyone wants to see logs from /var/log/messages

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OpenSUSE :: Get Zypper To Show The Full Description Of Packages Rather Than A Truncated Summary?

Jan 10, 2011

How can I get Zypper to show the full description of packages rather than a truncated summary? When I use zypper to list installed packages or search for packages from the command line I would like to see the full detailed description of the packages that are returned in the results. Currently zypper only shows me a truncated summary description.

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Slackware :: Static Libraries - Why Aren't They Shipped In Official Slackware Packages

Aug 12, 2010

I noticed that the official Slackware packages don't contain static libraries. The SlackBuild scripts from or from Slackware DVD usually contain --disable-static option to prevent building the .a file. And if configure script doesn't allow such option, the .a file is deleted before the package is created.I am wondering what is the reason for that? Is it just the matter of conserving disk space? Are there also other reasons?

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OpenSUSE :: Switch To Cli, "zypper -v Refresh" And Here's The MessageCode:Retrieving: Packages.gz [19% (0 B/s)]?

Apr 8, 2010

I'm new to openSUSE as I just came from Ubuntu. After setting the repos I pressed for refresh. However, YaST came to a grinding halt at a "packages.gz"Then I switch to cli, "zypper -v refresh" and here's the messageCode:Retrieving: packages.gz [19% (0 B/s)] Changing the repository just wouldn't help.

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OpenSUSE :: Run "zypper Up" Get Recurring Updates For Same Packages?

Mar 19, 2010

I noticed that when i run "zypper up" i get recurring updates for the same packages. these are mainly KDE packages, but also virtualbox and vlc. I understand that at least with KDE 4.4 - the version i now have, it is under constant development, but it looks to me like i keep getting the same updates all the time. i'm talking about several times a week. running zypper lr yields this:


my guess is that i might have repositories that contain the same packages, and i'm upgrading downgrading all the time.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Execute Zypper Command To Install The Kde Desktop?

Mar 21, 2010

I need to execute zypper command to install the kde desktop? I also added the kde repo or officers would suffice?

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SUSE / Novell :: Zypper Install Gdb - Does Not Install The Latest Version Of GDB

Dec 29, 2010

OpenSuse 11.2 This link shows that gdb-7.2-61.1.x86_64.rpm is the latest version of GDB, but when I do: zypper install gdb, the version 6.8.x gets installed! The following result is after forceful refreshment:


linux-uitj:/home/anisha # zypper repos
# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh
1 | KDE:KDE3 | KDE:KDE3 | Yes | Yes
2 | X11:lxde | X11:lxde | Yes | Yes


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Nov 7, 2010

i am write in the forum because i am a bit of resignated. i tried almost all distries and just suse i can install on my notebook without any problems. actually the install works on all other linux deviantes too but the boot records arent written - except for opensuse - but i dont like opensuse. ubuntu is the system which i have choosen and makes a very handsome impression to me. but back to the main problem my notebook is a sony vaio with 4x64 GB SSD cards. 2 ssd's - raid 1 with windows 7 and the other 2 ssd's (volume1) should be ubuntu. the devs are in /dev/mapper/isw_bic_fifbgib_Volume12 till volume 17

i tried to install the boot files to mbr, on volume1, volume2 to the /boot, to a sd card, to a memory stick but ubuntu wont boot from SSD. i just can boot with cd but its not a option for me.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Run Zypper Dup In X Or Not?

Dec 6, 2009

I'm upgrading from 11.2 RC1 to the final release.

I searched here, but didn't find much in the way of tutorials. This page was the best I found: Upgrade openSUSE

That page indicates that I only need to run

zypper dup

Very simple, but is it complete?

Thinking it is not that simple, I put together my own list of steps and I'd like some feedback on whether all this is necessary. In particular, is it necessary to run zypper dup outside X? Are my steps too complex?

sudo -s
zypper lr --export backups/repos/foo.repo
zypper ref
zypper in zypper libzypp (nothing to do)


I solved that by going into yast and disabling the CD-based repository. How do you do this in zypper when the error message doesn't tell you the name of the offending repository? That error could be very confusing to someone who didn't realize that a CD-based repository would be responsible for this.

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OpenSUSE :: Use Zypper To Install 'Eclipse'?

Apr 24, 2010

I just got my repos back on the track. I looked for the eclipse platform in 'Yast->software management', still like 8 choiches to make. Can I use zypper again to install 'Eclipse'?

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OpenSUSE :: Zypper Cannot Install 32-bit App On 64-bit System

Nov 9, 2010

I added ettercap repo Index of /repositories/home:/bastianfriedrich/openSUSE_11.3 and I want to install 32-bit ettercap. But these commands fail:

# zypper install "ettercap-ng.i586"
# zypper install ettercap-ng.i586
# zypper install "ettercap-0.7.3-9.1.i586"
# zypper install "ettercap.i586=0.7.3-9.1"

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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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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot Use Zypper Or Yast?

Mar 16, 2010

when in command line (because i cannot start plasma either) i get an error message stating [/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/ symbol: _ZNst_num_getIcSt19istreambuf_iteratorIcSt11char_traitsIcEEE2idE, version GLIBCXX_3.4] i would like to know how bad it is and if it can possibly can be fixed

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OpenSUSE Install :: Upgrade To 11.3 Using Zypper Dup?

Aug 14, 2010

I just run

zypper dup

on my 11.2 box. Apparently it did ok, but I can't see any change. How can I check if I have 11.3 now?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Zypper Dup And Aspire One ?

Nov 4, 2010

So I did zypper dup yesterday, because I have been a having a ton of freezing issues with this 11.3, and now after a restart I get the green lizard loading screen and then, when it seems like it's about to load KDE all I get is a black screen with a cursor.

It will boot up in failsafe mode just fine. I just rolled back to an older kernel but still same issue, what should I do now?

This laptop has a Intel 945 graphics card

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installing The Package With Zypper?

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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OpenSUSE Install :: Zypper Stopped With Checksums Changes?

Dec 17, 2010

I usually install or upgrade using Ctrl + alt + F1 console in init3 mode.Despite this and while using # zypper re && zypper up i notice that often times upgrade is stopped when checksums are changed. Last day 250 packages could not be upgraded because of maybe 5 packages with changed checksums. Sometimes clearing zypper cache with zypper cc does the trick but not all the time it works, I had to force install manually to be able to upgrade. Is it possible that upgrade is not impeded by such changes ? If not is it at least possible to have a list of changed checksum packages to be able to remove them or install them manually more easily ?

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Ubuntu :: Locks Up Entirely On Seemingly Random Occurrences?

May 24, 2010

Sempron 3100+, 512mb 400mhz RAM, Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit.From what I've noticed, the computer seems to primarily lock up when an internet browser is open and/or being navigated (I'm testing this observation, now). I've tried Firefox and then installed Chrome; same thing.CTRL+ALT+F1 unresponsive, mouse is frozen.Note that this is an old build given to me by a friend. The build originally had one stick of 512mb and 256mb. I took out the 256 for diagnostic purposes. Additionally, the computer originally had an nVidia 6200 graphics card, which I replaced with a 6600 I had lying around--again for diagnostic purposes. I installed the recommended video drivers respectively. After three re-installations of Ubuntu, 2 different browsers, 2 different graphics cards, running memtest86 and singling out the RAM, and using a can of air to eliminate any overheating issues, I'm unsure what to do next. I have a feeling this is operating system related, though. In BIOS, the CPU fan seems to be running at fine RPMs, but no temperature is given

Do note I am entirely new to the Ubuntu/Linux OS, and wanted a cheap, nice solution for this salvaged PC that I'm giving to my little sister. edit #1: Left the computer idling on desktop with no browser open; seemed okay for hours on end. I opened Chrome to the google homepage (with the Pac-Man flash theme at the time), and it did not freeze then as well when set to idle for hours at a time.

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Ubuntu :: Internet Seemingly Dies Out Randomly

Sep 21, 2010

Whenever I use Ubuntu, the internet seemingly dies out randomly. It never does this for windows 7. Could it be the router coincidentally dying, or is it a problem with Ubuntu?

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OpenSUSE :: Zypper Error While Attempting To Install Apps

Jan 5, 2011

OpenSUSE 11.3
Zypper 1.4.8-0.2.4 (i586)

When attempting to run commands of zypper:

$ sudo zypper install <XXX>
$ sudo zypper help
$ sudo zypper services


I looked through my command history to verify I hadn't done anything stupid. The only thing I had done since my last zypper command was to install ngspice....WITH zypper.

Looks to me like is corrupt.

Is there a way I can "update" or reinstall with an uncorrupted version without bricking my OS? I looked into uninstalling from Yast Software Manager (GUI) but it throws all kinds of warnings about how it can't complete operations and it will break links and I'd like to avoid it unless a guru says otherwise.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Zypper Up Renders System Unusable?

Jun 26, 2010

I have a problem after running zypper up. Apparantly somehow it upgraded to current factory release.. Problems so farNo networkNo x - session(after a quick hack i have x started but no input devices work)I think there is something wrong with udev and my xorg.confx first complained about InputDevice not being recognised.. I moved away my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and got a quick running session (without input devices, so icannot log on) but after a reboot it gives me a "black" screenWhile troubleshooting is encountered the problem that my network card is not recognised.. This all points in the direction of udev or whatever to be badly configured during upgrade..

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OpenSUSE Install :: No Kernel Found After Zypper Dup From 11.1 To 11.3 On Asus EEE PC 901?

Jul 19, 2010

uccessfully installing 11.3 M4 through GM on a test disk on my main machine, I upgraded the main disk on that machine with zypper dup from 11.2 to 11.3.As that went well, I decided to upgrade my netbook Asus EEE PC 901 from 11.1 tot 11.3 through zypper dup. While installation gave no errors, the system won't boot anymore, that is, grub loads and presents the boot menu, but doesn't find the kernel:

kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34-12-pae root=/dev/diskby-id/ata-ASUS-PHISON_SSD_SOQ2780080-part1 spash=silent vga=315


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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 Hangs / Freezes After Zypper Update?

Sep 8, 2010

zypper refresh
zypper update -d
zypper update


After that both systems hang with a black screen, running high CPU as I could hear the CPU fans running at max speed. Waited on both systems, but had to hard reset both.

#1 (using ext3, but mounted as ext2) tried to reboot, but had a LOT of file system issues that had to be resolved (fsck). After that the Video driver had to be reinstalled. Finally the system did reboot, but all icons on all GNOME desktops (~/Desktop) are white and have the ".desktop" extension in their name.

#2 (using ext4) came backup fine, but also required the video driver to be reinstalled. After that the system worked fine.

Still wondering how to resolve the GNOME Desktop Icon issue with #1. Tried to create a new user, but that had the same effect for the icons (launchers) in ~/Desktop. Icons for "Home", "Trash" and connected networks do display the normal names and have a normal image.

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