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
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?
zypper lr --export backups/repos/foo.repo
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.
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.
Code: 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.
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/libstdc++.so.6:undefined 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
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?
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?
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 ?
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 libreadline.so.6 is corrupt.
Is there a way I can "update" or reinstall libreadline.so.6 with an uncorrupted version without bricking my OS? I looked into uninstalling libreadline.so.6 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 such....so I'd like to avoid it unless a guru says otherwise.
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?
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..
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:
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.
I was updating all the installed packages on my system yesterday via YAST. The package manager seemed to hang when downloading a small update for YAST itself (related to ncurses, I think) so I hit the abort button. The package manager quit but now it doesn't work. Trying to start the software management module (Qt version) give me the following error: UI Syntax Error Couldn't load plug-in qt-pkg Check the log file!
So I then tried the console version of YAST. The software management module doesn't work here either. It give me the following error: UI Syntax Error Couldn't load plug-in ncurses_pkg Check the log file!
I Googled a bit and came to the conclusion that for the second error I should try the following command: zypper install yast2-ncurses-pkg But this just gives me another error: zypper: error while loading shared libraries: libzypp.so.619: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory So now it appears that both YAST and zypper are corrupt!
Using 11.2 64 bit on Amd 3200 64I installed 4 Days ago After running a online update yesterday with Yast which was completely finished, starting the machine today, I wanted to add a program Yast reports "UI Syntacs Error Couldn't load plugin qt_pkg" Using 11.0 on P2800 I run an online update 3 days ago. Today I started, the updater reported updates. When I accepted I got the error message "DBus error :Unable to get transaction id from packagekit." Disabling the updater, starting Yast, I got "error initializing the repositorys.Parse error." and "UI Syntacs Error Couldn't load plugin qt_pkg" On both machines I gave the command rpm --rebuilddb On the 11.2 Yast started without error.
I wanted to instal a program when the download was completed I got again the message "UI Syntacs Error Couldn't load plugin qt_pkg"On the 11.0 Yast installed a small Program without error.When I opened Yast online update, I got the "parse error again. When I say o.k. there, Updates are shown and installed. However using the updater kit it reports still "DBus error : Unable to get transaction id from packagekit". How can I fix the DBUS error of the 11.0 (On an 9.0 I had to deinstall Rug and thereafter run only Yast) I can deal with the Parser error myself, checking all Repositories should do it)
When adding a repository via YaST2, how do you add the Alias name? I don't see a text_box for Alias? I noticed in /etc/zypp/repos.d/ that YaST2 uses the Alias, as well as in /var/cache/zypp/. I have very descriptive text in the Name field to make it easier to read in YaST2 Versions Tab, etc. YaST2 appears to make the Alias = Name.Does the user have to use zypper if they want/need a unique/simple Alias name?
I use evergreen for 11.1 on a hosted server. I just did a "zypper up" and I can't boot anymore!I still have access to the server through a recovery system a bit like the openSUSE rescue. But my main mail server in on this machine, so I don't have anymore access to the evergreen mailing list (of course I can subscribe from gmail of else, but i try first here).
I can reinstall from my hosting provider, but I just missed the point that this reinstall is not from 11.1 but to 11.4, and that mean I have to reconfigure most of my service, and this takes time.is there a way I can reinstall original 11.1 base? may I stop the evergreen repo, do zypper up and be undergraded?important notice: this server use a provider kernel and lilo, not the evergreen kernel. I now have a 2.6.38 kernel next time I will try simply issuing "lilo".
When I attempt to refresh my zypper repositories, I get messages like:
Repository 'gwdg_suse11.1' is invalid. File /var/tmp/TmpFile.vRNflE doesn't contain public key data
I've asked for help (which has been freely given) on these forums before, but nothing has worked, and I've been stuck with this error for many months now. In effect, my system is effectively non-upgradable.
However, I would like to upgrade to 11.2. Is there an upgrade CD, or should I just download the 11.2 DVD (at nearly 5GB) and choose the "upgrade" option from it?
I have installed 11.2 from OpenSuse DVD on a clean partition. The problems I am having are: Updater Applet - it keeps trying to do the update and fails with the message: DBus error: Unable to get transaction id from packagekit. svn. I am trying to understand how to run svn client. I found installation instructions here. However, running the command zypper install subversion produces following error message: zypper: error while loading shared libraries: libzypp.so.619: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory.
I have a dual boot laptop with OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. The boot loader used is Ubuntus Grub that came with the Ubuntu installation.
I have done a zypper dup and upgraded to OpenSUSE 11.4. When I reboot my system I can no longer boot into OpenSUSE, Grub says something about a missing kernel.
I think I understand whats wrong here; the OpenSUSE entry in Grubs table hasn't been updated with the changes brought in by the zypper dup (new kernel i guess).
I'm I correct to assume this? How do I fix the problem? Booting into Ubuntu I tried to find /boot/grub/menu.lst to examine it by I cannot find it. I know Ubuntu use a newer version of Grub, does it have a different file layout?
I used the zypper dup tool to upgrade my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop and my display is now broken into columns and partially obscured. I can barely see anything on it. When I ran zypper it stopped about half way and locked up.I then ran it again to completion. At boot, GRUB gives me my startup options as before and is clearly readable with good resolution. When I select openSuse to start it, the screen goes blank for a few seconds and then comes back with the screen problems.
The problem continues all the way into KDE. I have approximately four columns displayed but I can barely see anything. Most of the lower half of what should be displayed is obscured so I cannot load any applications. If I right click, I can make out the dialog box and select the run command. From there I reran the zypper command using the 'zypper up rpm' option and it says "nothing to do" and the "highest update version is already installed."
The display problem also exists if I use the failsafe boot option. I remember having to download nVidia driver last year to get a better resolution, but 11.2 (64 bit) worked great until the repositories stopped working and I no longer was able to load software. Now I can't use the computer to download and burn a DVD version of 11.4. Again, I do seem to be able to use the terminal, so I could presumably fix something with it if I had the right commands and I do seem to have access to the repositories.
Obtained the 11.3 and 11.4 DVD(s) and tried to run an upgrade/update via the DVD(s). Both generate an enormous list with "conflicts". It starts with the first screen with 3 conflicts and after the choices have been made the next screen shows up with an effectively unmanageable list of conflicts.Worse, the DVD upgrade procedures touch and change files on the system in the /etc directory without consent!
Decided to try to upgrade to 11.4 via zypper as described here: SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE
The description is good, however the description does not even mention the possibility of "conflicts" that have to be resolved. The word "conflict" does not even appear on the page. It appears to me that these "tested" upgrades have been tried on a pristine 11.2 and a pristine 11.3! If so, it would be good to mention this!
After effectively wasting hours trying to resolve conflicts, searching through forums and Internet to find a solution the general impression is that "upgrade" although supposedly supported url does not ***REALLY*** work as seamless as pretended. Several posts on the forum suggest a clean install as "upgrades are quirky".Needless to say... Clean installs (even when all data remains in place) are unacceptable!
I have run openSUSE now for a number of years for desktop solutions. Within a version 11.0, 11.1, 11.2 YaST and zypper seem to perform well upgrading those versions. However, upgrading versions alike 11.0->11.1 has caused serious headaches and/or required complete reinstalls.
When I compare this to FreeBSD The FreeBSD Project, where through a described upgrade process of cvsup->build->install I have upgraded systems alike 5.2->5.3->5.4->6.2->6.3->6.4->7.2->7.3 without a hitch the upgrade solutions for openSUSE just do not cut it.
I administer a lot of OpenSuSE 11.1 x86_64 machines and one of them has the problem that the command "zypper lp" lists a needed patch for "translation-update", version 532, but then "zypper patch" says that there is nothing to do.
I cannot get rid of this "needed patch", check out these commands I tried:
Code: machine:/root # zypper lu Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... No updates found.
Also note that about 50 other machines use this (mirrored update repository), none of them has this problem. They are all updated correctly, showing "0 needed patches".
i tried to install banshee media player using zypper but it gives me this problem
Second problem my cd writer is kinda out of order so i followed this guide (Live USB stick - openSUSE) to make a live usb stick to try out other distros...... everything went well....dd wrote everything properly.....but when i try to boot, it says thats it is a non-system disk and says to replace it strike again....so basically its not working.....
i think i followed all the instructions in the guide properly....but still i am pasting it over here (the drive was given as sdb...i checked using ls -l) umount /dev/sdb dd if=/home/arkadeep/LinuxMint-8.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M;sync i used linuxmint..... yeah so dd writes everything and the size is also correct. so now i can't figure out what to do...