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    Default Yast Software manager freezes

    I just installed OpenSuse 11.1, and upgraded from 10.3 . The package manager was a little wonky. Everytime I tried to update, it froze in the middle. Using command-line zypper as root froze also, during downloading of certain packages (libvzio, for example).

    So, I decided to clean out the cache.
    zypper clean -a

    That was a bad idea. Now, whenever I open the software manager, it freezes, saying "loading package manager".

    Same with zypper.
    linux:/home/scott # zypper -v update
    Verbosity: 1
    Initializing Target

    Any idea?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Yast Software manager freezes

    boot to runlevel 3
    login as user then go su

    rpmdb --rebuilddb

    zypper ref

    zypper dup
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    a newly installed suse-11.1 updated with yast finds no more updates.

    but running a zypper dup wants to install 115 packages of updates!!!

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    Default Re: Yast Software manager freezes

    Give us

    zypper lr
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    boot to runlevel 3
    login as user then go su

    rpmdb --rebuilddb

    zypper ref

    zypper dup
    "zypper ref" worked. But "zypper dup" hangs. Same with "zypper up" and "lu" and pretty much every other command.

    zypper lr works.

    These are the enabled repositories:
    openSUSE 11.1-0
    openSUSE-11.1-Update
    openSUSE-11.1-Oss
    openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Yast Software manager freezes

    What do you get from

    zypper up -t yast2
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    What do you get from

    zypper up -t yast2
    linux:/home/scott # zypper up -t yast2
    Unknown package type 'yast2'.

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    Ok try

    zypper in -f yast2

    you could try add in the * at the end to do all yast2 (the f = force)

    zypper in -f yast2*
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Ok try

    zypper in -f yast2

    you could try add in the * at the end to do all yast2 (the f = force)

    zypper in -f yast2*
    linux:/home/scott # zypper -v in -f yast2
    Verbosity: 1
    Non-option program arguments: 'yast2'
    Initializing Target
    <freeze>

    Same with yast2*

    Is there a directory or something I can delete? I remember last time I had problems with zypper (in like suse 10.2 or something) I had to delete /var/lib/zypper/ or something? Somehow clear the cache? Can't quite remember how I fixed that.

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    Default Re: Yast Software manager freezes

    In a terminal do

    rpm -qi yast2

    what do you get?

    You could try, booting to runlevel3
    login and go su
    then run

    yast

    It should run a basic form of yast for you so you can re-install all yast and do updates

    (runlevel3, can be reached from default boot, clear all boot arguments and just type: 3 )
    (then hit enter)
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