I just noticed this the other day as I don't use it very often, but with Yast, if I click on Software managment and the the dropdown for patterns, the only thing present is two entries for java.

I did a search on google and found nothing and nothing in this forum. Obviously a file is corrupt somewhere. I can search for and download programs with no problems, but if I wanted to install Gnome, I would have to pick and choose what to install. I thought "patterns" solved this.

Anyway, the only thing I could find was that these files are stored in a .pat file in the home or /usr/share directory. Or, perhaps there is a .yst file somewhere.

Would anyone be willing to venture a guess as to whether, if I were to delete one or both of these, that Yast Patterns would regenerate itself?

Everything else with Suse 11.0 and KDE4.1 seems to work fine ... well not everything, but most everything. (Weather and stock plasmoid still don't work)