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  1. #1
    travellinardie NNTP User

    Exclamation Unable to install software after update

    Hi.
    I'm a newbie. clicked blindly on updates, and have been unable to install software since (succeded with patches etc using zypper). get the following error message:

    cat: write error: Broken pipe
    YaST got signal 11 at YCP file PackagesUI.ycp:232
    /sbin/yast2: line 437: 6615 Segmentation fault $ybindir/y2base $module "$@" "$SELECTED_GUI" $Y2_GEOMETRY $Y2UI_ARGS


    yip. i've got no idea what it all means. running 11.1 on amd 64 with 4gig memory. not dual booting.
    I do hope someone can set me straight.

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    Default Re: Unable to install software after update

    You wouldn't have happened to blindly update QT to version 4.5 by any chance?

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    travellinardie NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to install software after update

    hmmmm. now that is a distinct possibility. do i wimper now or is there a fix? thanks for your reply

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    travellinardie NNTP User

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    infact, that's exactly what i've done.

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    travellinardie NNTP User

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    it seems to me that i muddled through a fix using zypper refresh, zypper search, zypper install and quite possibly zypper remove. thankyou for pointing me in the right direction

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    Default Re: Unable to install software after update

    It should be relatively easy to 'rollback' from this by removing the QT repository and then issuing;

    zypper sl -d
    will show you the repositories

    zypper rm <number>
    to remove the repository that has the qt4 and then

    zypper in -f libqt4 libqt4-x11
    to reinstall the original distribution qt4 and x11 version of it.

    It might complain something about vendor change which you can gladly and happily accept.

    edit:
    Well, you fixed it just as I was typing my instructions. Good thing you got it sorted

  7. #7
    somebody_else NNTP User

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    > clicked blindly on updates...
    > I do hope someone can set me straight.


    do not click blindly on anything...if you do not know what you are
    doing ask here or better yet, consult the documentaion BEFORE clicking
    at all..

    *saves* you a lot of time.

    --
    decorated_warrior

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    travellinardie NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to install software after update

    thanks to both of you for your replies. i'm on a learning curve and even doing the daftest things will teach me something. part of the fun in learning. thanks again. arden.

  9. #9
    zunk NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to install software after update

    Quote Originally Posted by somebody_else View Post
    > clicked blindly on updates...
    > I do hope someone can set me straight.


    do not click blindly on anything...if you do not know what you are
    doing ask here or better yet, consult the documentaion BEFORE clicking
    at all..

    *saves* you a lot of time.

    --
    decorated_warrior
    Just did this "misstake" to. Why would you not click blindly on update? Obviously it's not a good idea in openSUSE but... Very strange behaviour i think. The way openSUSE handles dependencies just make me wanna cry.. :/

    EDIT: The repositories I removed where "Ati Repository", "Banshee" and "Banshee:Unstable".
    Ati because i tried to one click install it (to no success by the way)
    and banshee because it just hang whenever I tried to start it, so i updated to a beta or something (following forum instructions).


    Anyway, removed those three and it worked again. Under the tab "Upgrades" I now have like 50 different updates. None of which I can install because I don't know what depends on what.

    This just seems silly. What am I doing wrong?

  10. #10
    natural_pilot NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to install software after update

    > Why would you not click blindly on update?
    > Obviously it's not a good idea in openSUSE but... Very strange behaviour
    > i think. The way openSUSE handles dependencies just make me wanna cry..
    > :/


    well, if you have blindly enabled a lot of different repos and then
    blindly click on updates you are likely to cause a LOT more problems
    than fixes..

    extra credit reading suggestions:
    http://tinyurl.com/d36dml
    file:///usr/share/doc/manual/opensuse-manual_en/manual/cha.onlineupdate.html

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    natural_pilot

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