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    Default Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    Hi.

    OpenSUSE 11, 32bit.

    When I try to install Software through yast, or run the updates, the process usually starts OK, then midway through the process, it finishes and asks whether I want to add or remove more software. If I say no, the installer closes, and when I try the new software, I find out it hasn't been installed. If I then restart the install packages via yast (it happens with yast and yast2, through a remote SSH session or not), I have to reselect the software I wanted to install. Some of the software of course has already been installed. If I repeat the procedure it starts installing again, and then suddenly, before it has finished, it asks me again whether I want to install or remove more SW. If I say yes, it goes back to the screen where I can select the software again. As it is still selected, I can use Accept, and the changed packages get listed. I select continue and the installation proceeds. Sometimes it then stops immediately again, sometimes it gets further. Sometimes it even finishes successively after a few retries, but very often it needs a lot of retries, which wastes a lot of time. This has happened on different hardware, so it must be a bug with yast.

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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    In a terminal go su

    type
    zypper up

    see if that sorts it
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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    I've meanwhile managed to finish the updates via yast, but I still get the same issue when installing new packages. So I don't think zypper up will do anything.

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    As I thought, zypper up didn't help...

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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    Actually, some users have has similar problems with yast as you've described, and the zypper update has helped with upgrading packages including problematic yast package versions. So, I recommend trying it if you still have problems.

    Edit: Just read your last post. Were the updates initiated by opensuseupdater with PackageKit backend?

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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    I had run online update via yast a couple of times, until it had managed to get all the updates. And zipper up said nothing to do.

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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    "online update via yast" and "zypper up" make different things. See https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=408675#c8

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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    Nevertheless, using zypper, it searched, then said nothing to do.

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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    try

    zypper in -f yast
    zypper up -f package libzypp zypper

    see if that gets Yast working
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    Default Re: Yast Software bug. Installation or upgrade stops midway

    That didn't help either.

    zypper in -f yast2

    reinstalled yast2 (with yast nothing was done),

    and zypper up -f .... caused an unknown option (-f), so I did

    zypper in -f package libzypp zypper which reinstalled zypper.

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