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"?
I have just switched from Ubuntu to Debian, so on the whole I can easily figure out how to use Debian. Scim however, is giving me a problem. I have installed scim with the package manager, but cannot start it.With Ubuntu is was ctrl+space bar, but so far I have not found any key combinations that work. In the preferences menu there is an entry for scim set-up, but it is only an information page.AlthoughI have been using Linux for a few years, I am not much of a terminal user, so I have not even thought of going that route for fear of wrecking my new system.Considering how easy it was to use scim on Ubuntu, which is a Debian derivative, it should not be difficult to get it working. (I am not a computer wizard. In fact, before switching to Linux I hated the machines.
This is what I get when trying to start synaptic: E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/am-monkeyd-nautilus-elementary-ppa-natty.list E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report. I admit fooling around with trying to install nautilus elementary, not really knowing what I was doing, and now things are all messed up.
I want to get the package "insight", which is a gui for the gnu debugger, but it does not appear in package manager, and there are dependencies and dependencies of dependencies, etc., and I don't want to have to download 15 packages.First of all, why doesn't it show up in package manager? I updated or reloaded or whatever you call it when it updates all data from the repositories.
After Upgrade to natty everything went well except my package manager is now broken and I keep going around in circles; Update manager gives me a list of six updates that are downloaded but not installed. When I try to install, It returns;
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 packman.org I can find all of them.
I was having a problem with a fresh 11.04 install and the VPN software I use for work. I found the fix was to upgrade the software, so I downloaded an RPM, converted it to .deb and installed it via dpkg. The install worked and the VPN software now works, but Package Manager says I have a broken package and wants to 'upgrade' to the older broken one. How can I fix this without breaking my VPN SW again?
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?
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?
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.
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, garr.it, of openSUSE repository both has v4 and v6 addresses. If I try to ping opensuse.mirror.garr.it 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.
I am getting the below message, when I try a start update manager? Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug for the 'update-manager' package and try to include the following error message E:Malformed Status line, no 3rd word, E:Error occurred while processing toshset (UsePackage2), Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'
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??
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)
E: Type 'nchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu' 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 .
It started with Update Manager constantly recycling and not updating. When it starts it shows 295 files and 308MB waiting to download. When I click on 'Install Updates' it appears to go through the process, and then presents me with the same 'waiting to install' window again - and again, and again - in fact as many times as I care to click the 'Install Updates' button. No error messages appear. The 'Settings' button produces the same apparent process as the 'Install Updates' button, but doesn't present me with any other screen.
I've tried all the solutions I could find on these forums and nothing works. The sudo suggestions for Terminal usually produce error codes. adjusting a line in the 'hosts' file. When I tried this I was presented with the obstacle of not having access to the read-only file, and no matter how much I searched I couldn't find how to gain access . While investigating all these possible solutions, I was directed in turn to the Software Sources and Synaptic Package Manager applications, but when I attempted to start them, 'Starting Administrative Application' appeared briefly on the taskbar - and then disappeared!
I've just installed ubuntu 10.04 and see that there are a two type installation software? why there are two things? What are the benefits of these two? What are the Difference Between Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager?
Ok so I having the same issue as everyone else but it still exists despite the solutions other people are experiencing. Update manager, synaptic, and apt-get are not working no aptitude on here. Update manager says: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ i18n_Translation-en%5fUS, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.' apt-get has errors with headers, finding files, and wrong file types. I have gone to a couple locations and the files exist and the hash is correct, and the file types are correct. I have tried replacing the sources file. I have tried sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get update with the same problem happening upon updating. In the same exact areas.
message when attempted updating manager E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList [URL].. E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.' Before that happened upgraded Opera and have tried to uninstall but synaptic manager does not respond.
Ok so I having the same issue as everyone else but it still exists despite the solutions other people are experiencing. Update manager, synaptic, and apt-get are not working no aptitude on here. Update manager says: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.
I have just visited this page here, Updating openSUSE - openSUSE I have been trying to update my OpenSuSE system for a week now and I have absolutely no idea what causes this problem. The update would start but would stop right in the middle and refuse to install some pulseaudio(...) package... It would indicate that network is down while I am sure it is up.
I am behind a proxy and I have again and again made sure that the proxy settings are correct and alright. Since it downloads some of the packages in the start I believe my connection and settings are OK. Maybe the SuSE server is down, but not for a whole week, I don't think so. I would also like to mention that I have only tried updating through YaST GUI and I am, as of yet, unaware of any console or command-line methods of updating.
I really would like to update my system because I happen to be paranoid in matters of computer security. (Just kidding) But since I cannot install any updates it should mean I might have problem installing new software. So my digital life is literally crippled because of this problem.
I'm rebuilding my system and I didn't want to install Synaptic right now because it had some broken dependencies. It's just a recommended package so I actually could install it but then I remembered that old GUI package manager that was very good but searching packages.debian.org and the Debian manual/reference I didn't find anything. It had a bland name like 'package manager' or something like that. Would it have been removed from the repo?