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    Angry YaST Doesn't Abort Download

    If I click 'Abort' part way through an installation I get prompted if I really want to Abort, then when I click Yes YaST keeps on downloading and doesn't Abort!

    Case in point:
    An application crashed and I was prompted to install the debug symbols to make a more meaningful report.
    After clicking yes, YaST started to download them. I realised that 50MB was too much for my current connection so I clicked abort.
    YaST continued to download eating up my slow connection.
    I couldn't even close the window.

    My only option was to open a terminal as root, look for the YaST process and kill -9 it.

    Whats up with that?

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    Default Re: YaST Doesn't Abort Download

    What version are you on? What did you try to install?

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    Default Re: YaST Doesn't Abort Download

    i agree that is a very annoying quirk of yast2/zypper, i run into this when there is a problem with the servers not being very speedy. This causes yast2 to wait until the connection is deemed failed and it presents an additional retry/skip/abort before it will close. Simply pressing the abort when things are amiss doesn't bring things to a close at all.

    i have no solution for you other than you have mentioned, kill y2base from a terminal.

    This may make a corrupted rpm database a possibility, not very elegant.

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    Default Re: YaST Doesn't Abort Download

    which of you want to:

    log a bug against YaST' abort fuctionality, see:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bug_Reports

    and/or, ask for an abort feature which works, and quickly; see:
    https://features.opensuse.org/

    just talking about the problems here does nothing to alert the YaST
    developers that the natives are unhappy with the state of the stew..

    --
    DenverD
    When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

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    Default Re: YaST Doesn't Abort Download

    On 2010-10-23 22:36, opticyclic wrote:
    >
    > If I click 'Abort' part way through an installation I get prompted if I
    > really want to Abort, then when I click Yes YaST keeps on downloading
    > and doesn't Abort!


    Known problem. You can report in bugzilla and see if they say something useful.

    > My only option was to open a terminal as root, look for the YaST
    > process and kill -9 it.


    Instead, look it up with "ps afx | less -S" and kill the aria2c processes (killall aria2c). Might
    work and will not chance borking the database.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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