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    Default Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    After refreshing the repos, but before I can install or update, Yast crashes with a segfault.

    I can update with zypper so its not really a problem, but I'm also having trouble with plasma widgets crashing plasma.

    I have Suse 11.0 with KDE4.2 using KDE4 factory repos running on an Acer laptop dual booting with Vista. I have these problems now and again and it doesnt' bother me. I've just never had trouble with Yast updater segfaulting.

    I did a search here and on google and couldn't find much.

    Any ideas??

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    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    sudo rpmdb --rebuilddb

    zypper ref
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    Rolf Lien NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Psquared wrote:

    >
    > After refreshing the repos, but before I can install or update, Yast
    > crashes with a segfault.
    >
    > I can update with zypper so its not really a problem, but I'm also
    > having trouble with plasma widgets crashing plasma.
    >
    > I have Suse 11.0 with KDE4.2 using KDE4 factory repos running on an
    > Acer laptop dual booting with Vista. I have these problems now and
    > again and it doesnt' bother me. I've just never had trouble with Yast
    > updater segfaulting.
    >
    > I did a search here and on google and couldn't find much.
    >
    > Any ideas??
    >
    >

    I had the same problem recently, and found it to be related to Qt. If
    you have updated Qt to 4.4.90 from Qt repo, you should try to revert to
    Qt 4.4.0 from Update repo.

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    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    sudo rpmdb --rebuilddb

    zypper ref
    When I do that, Konsole hangs and nothing happens.

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    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf Lien View Post
    Psquared wrote:

    >
    > After refreshing the repos, but before I can install or update, Yast
    > crashes with a segfault.
    >
    > I can update with zypper so its not really a problem, but I'm also
    > having trouble with plasma widgets crashing plasma.
    >
    > I have Suse 11.0 with KDE4.2 using KDE4 factory repos running on an
    > Acer laptop dual booting with Vista. I have these problems now and
    > again and it doesnt' bother me. I've just never had trouble with Yast
    > updater segfaulting.
    >
    > I did a search here and on google and couldn't find much.
    >
    > Any ideas??
    >
    >

    I had the same problem recently, and found it to be related to Qt. If
    you have updated Qt to 4.4.90 from Qt repo, you should try to revert to
    Qt 4.4.0 from Update repo.
    How did you downgrade to Qt 4.4.0 without yast? Did you use zypper and how did you go about it? Did it remove any other programs or dependencies.

    I like having 4.2. In fact, parts of it are almost to 4.3. Lots of bugs, but most are minor.

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    Rolf Lien NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Psquared wrote:

    >
    > Rolf Lien;1946012 Wrote:
    >> Psquared wrote:
    >>
    >> >
    >> > After refreshing the repos, but before I can install or update,
    >> > Yast crashes with a segfault.
    >> >
    >> > I can update with zypper so its not really a problem, but I'm also
    >> > having trouble with plasma widgets crashing plasma.
    >> >
    >> > I have Suse 11.0 with KDE4.2 using KDE4 factory repos running on an
    >> > Acer laptop dual booting with Vista. I have these problems now and
    >> > again and it doesnt' bother me. I've just never had trouble with

    >> Yast
    >> > updater segfaulting.
    >> >
    >> > I did a search here and on google and couldn't find much.
    >> >
    >> > Any ideas??
    >> >
    >> >

    >> I had the same problem recently, and found it to be related to Qt. If
    >> you have updated Qt to 4.4.90 from Qt repo, you should try to revert
    >> to
    >> Qt 4.4.0 from Update repo.

    >
    > How did you downgrade to Qt 4.4.0 without yast? Did you use zypper and
    > how did you go about it? Did it remove any other programs or
    > dependencies.
    >
    > I like having 4.2. In fact, parts of it are almost to 4.3. Lots of
    > bugs, but most are minor.
    >
    >

    YaST2 has a problem, but not YaST.

    Open a console, or start a cli session and start yast. I got no
    dependency problems, but I should mention that I'm still on 3.5.10.


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    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Still getting segfaults. Probably because I'm too bleeding edge. But out of curiosity, why doesn't sudo rpmdb --rebuilddb work for me? I've run it several times and it seems to finish, but yast still segfaults.

    Maybe it will be fixed in a later update. Or maybe I should update to 11.1 and drop "factory" for a more stable system?

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    Rolf Lien NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Psquared wrote:

    >
    > Still getting segfaults. Probably because I'm too bleeding edge. But
    > out of curiosity, why doesn't sudo rpmdb --rebuilddb work for me? I've
    > run it several times and it seems to finish, but yast still segfaults.
    >
    > Maybe it will be fixed in a later update. Or maybe I should update to
    > 11.1 and drop "factory" for a more stable system?
    >
    >

    How do you know rpmdb --rebuilddb fails? Your segfault isn't necessarily
    caused by problems with rpmdb. If an incompatible version of Qt is the
    problem, as it was in my case, you must restart your GUI to see any
    change. (If you started YaST from a console.)


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    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf Lien View Post
    Psquared wrote:

    >
    > Still getting segfaults. Probably because I'm too bleeding edge. But
    > out of curiosity, why doesn't sudo rpmdb --rebuilddb work for me? I've
    > run it several times and it seems to finish, but yast still segfaults.
    >
    > Maybe it will be fixed in a later update. Or maybe I should update to
    > 11.1 and drop "factory" for a more stable system?
    >
    >

    How do you know rpmdb --rebuilddb fails? Your segfault isn't necessarily
    caused by problems with rpmdb. If an incompatible version of Qt is the
    problem, as it was in my case, you must restart your GUI to see any
    change. (If you started YaST from a console.)
    I am assuming it fails because it does not show any result. Maybe it is not supposed to - I don't know.

    BTW, I am doing all of this within the GUI. I start YaST using "Adminstrator Mode" from the menu. Should I exit the GUI and the Xserver and do it from the CLI?

    I'll give that a try and see what happens.

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    Default Re: Yast Software Manager Segfaults

    I've had the same problem with YaST (from a console login) and from YaST2 trying it on both KDE and Gnome desktops.

    It seems to go through the processes of "Reading Installed Packages" then "Reading the repository cache" fine then crashes. If I'm using a console login the software module next exits back to the YaST front end. Otherwise, if I'm using a GUI then I get a segmentation fault with an X-message to that effect. It looks exactly like Bug 461136 on the Novell Bugzilla which was posted on 20/12/'08.

    It's a bit frustrating but I guess we have to wait for a bug fix and use rpm from a console for the time being.

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