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    Hey everybody!

    I'm in the process of updating a computer from openSUSE 10.3 to 11.2 KDE4. I did a clean install of 11.2, but kept the /home partition from 10.3. I now have a variety of problems in 11.2, but I will focus on just one here: software management/online update.

    I'm using YaST in runlevel 3 because X11 apparently doesn't like my monitor, but that's another problem that I'll deal with elsewhere (I'm loading YaST so that I can install drivers).

    I load yast2 and go to Software->Software Management. It proceeds to "Initialize the target system" and "Load the configured repositories". At 100%, it quits without any error message and returns to the main YaST screen.

    zypper lr -d outputs:
    Code:
    # | Alias        | Name                  | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                             | Service
    --+--------------+-----------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | repo-debug   | openSUSE-11.2-Debug   | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/  |        
    2 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss/    |        
    3 | repo-oss     | openSUSE-11.2-Oss     | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/        |        
    4 | repo-source  | openSUSE-11.2-Source  | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ |        
    5 | repo-update  | openSUSE-11.2-Update  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/                       |
    zypper up outputs:
    Code:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    Nothing to do.
    I'm assuming this isn't normal behavior. Shouldn't I be able to use software management to install new software? This is bringing back very, very bad memories of 10.1. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    The system is some eMachines motherboard with Intel i845 chipset, Celeron 2.8GHz, 1GB DDR, and 80GB WD PATA. After installation, the KDE applet was unable to perform an online update, but going directly through YaST worked, so I think things are mostly up to date.
    "'Tis He who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
    I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives."

    http://javert03.blogspot.com/

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    I have the same Problem.
    It happens after i did an update of following Modules:

    │yast2-backup │yast2-backup: Two YaST automatic backup bugs are fixed by this update. │recommended│1651 │
    |yast2-irda │yast2-irda: The YaST module doesn't safe the config correctly. This bug is fixed by this update. │recommended│1652 │
    |yast2-metapackage-handler│yast2-metapackage-handler: One-click install wizard not localized │recommended│1561 │
    │yast2-ncurses │yast2-ncurses: "yast2-backup" does not show a list of files to be backed up. Fixed by this update.│recommended│1732 │
    │yast2-network │yast2-network: YaST-ISDN-module creates incomplete configuration. Fixed by this update. │recommended│1668
    Any solution to fix it?

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    Hey matzewe01, nice to know I'm not the only one.

    In order to get just the relevant part of the YaST2 log, I started YaST, moved the log, ran YaST's Software Management, and then copied the log that had been newly created. While there were a number of warnings (log level 2), I found only one error (log level 3), shown here in bold:
    Code:
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <1> linux-87fm(3249) [zypp++] Sysconfig.cc(read):31 Load '/etc/sysconfig/yast2'
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <1> linux-87fm(3249) [zypp] Sysconfig.cc(read):71 done reading '/etc/sysconfig/yast2'
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <1> linux-87fm(3249) [ncurses-pkg] NCPackageSelector.cc(readSysconfig):154 Read sysconfig's action at pkg mgr exit value: close
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <3> linux-87fm(3204) [ncurses] NCApplication.cc(runInTerminal):186 /sbin/yast sw_single  >&2 returned:35584
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <1> linux-87fm(3204) [ncurses] NCurses.cc(RedirectToLog):574 isatty(stderr)yes
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <1> linux-87fm(3204) [ncurses] NCurses.cc(RedirectToLog):583 isatty(stdout)yes
    2010-01-10 18:45:04 <1> linux-87fm(3204) [YCP] clients/menu.ycp:124 Got 35584 from /sbin/yast sw_single  >&2
    Can anybody tell me if that has any significance?
    "'Tis He who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
    I love because He loveth me, I live because He lives."

    http://javert03.blogspot.com/

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    I'm seeing the same problem. Online Updates and Software Management fail in text mode, but work in Gnome.

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    Based on the error that Puzzled Penquin found, which I saw in my log as well, I downgraded yast2-ncurses from 2.18.11-0.1.1 to 2.1.8.10-2.1 using yast in gnome. The problem in character mode yast appears to have resolved.

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    I agree that's it.

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    just as adition:
    rpm -ivh --force yast2-ncurses-2.18.10-2.1.i586.rpm

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    ...you cannot use gnome after the installation due to the fact that your home has the previous setting for the compiz effect and the GUI doesn't work and if you have to install a proprietary nvidia driver using the CLI you're hanged; .....
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: Software Management Failing to Load

    Renaming ~/.gnomeX directories should allow you to boot to a new default desktop then you can install the video driver and re-enable compiz

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    It doesn't work I have to avoid the online patch application at the end of the installation, intall the nvidia proprietary driver the I was able to log in..
    Saluti
    R

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