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    Question Anyone else having the same slow operation of YAST2 when it is updating OpenSuse ?

    When I install something with YAST in OpenSuse 11.4 KDE4 64 bit the process goes to about 90% and hangs there for about a minute and 45 seconds. Is anyone else experiencing this? It doesn't seem normal to this long time Opensuse user.

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    Default Re: Anyone else having the same slow operation of YAST2 when it is updating OpenSuse ?

    For me, the install goes smoothly. Then it runs a reconfiguration setup. And that often seems to stall for a while at somewhere beyond 60%. I'm not sure what it is doing, but I haven't been particularly concerned about it.

    I think the delay is longer, if the system is not connected to a network. But that's a vague recollection.
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    I am having a similar problem with YAST in openSuse 11.3; it starts off right as rain, then gets hung up. The hard disk runs the whole time, something is being checked for, I presume. After some time (perhaps 2 minutes) it's fine, but any action causes it to hang for a little while again. I have been searching the forums, but no luck so far. (Probably I have done something wrong yet again, doubtless with the repositories or some such.) Oh, not to forget: AMD 64-bit 5200+, KDE 4.4.4.

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    Default Re: Anyone else having the same slow operation of YAST2 when it is updating OpenSuse ?

    My experience is any delays in YaST tend to be tied in to availability/load of repositories at any specific day/time. Typically my YaST is very fast, but on occasion it will pause as described (but not always at the same location). If I watch the messages when it (or even better when zypper) runs, I can often see the repository that is causing the problem.

    Note, the fewer repositories one has, the better. The difference in speed IMHO is significant by having less repositories. IMHO that is another reason for sticking with only OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman repoitories as one's repositories in a nominal openSUSE-11.3 or 11.4.

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    As I had updated per Internet from 11.2 to 11.3, some old repositories for 11.2 were still listed. I removed them; it made no difference. I put them back (might as well experiment, silly idea I know), that made no difference either. However, I am pretty sure oldcpu is right, it's something to do with the reps. Online update works fine, doesn't get hung up. That IS puzzling me, but since I don't know much, it doesn't take much to puzzle me. Anyhow, off to study the reps info here. Thanks for the good advice (I cannot say how often the forums have helped this dumb user!)

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    Update on last post: Have reduced the reps to 11.3 reps, 5 in all (one being packman). No luck. When installing or removing software, the whole system freezes temporarily after the second step - repositories loaded. Even the clock stops for a bit. This phase lasts about 15-30 seconds, with the loading reading at bottom 100%; during this time, I cannot do anything at all, there is no response. This happens a further two or three times, with lucid intervals of about a minute; the hard disk is permanently in use the whole time. Attempts to follow what is happening with the terminal and top are not successful, as absolutely everything is affected (cannot get to terminal during the 'attacks'). In the end, what should take about 3 minutes ends up taking some 15, which is not all that bad (after all, new software can be added and updates carried out etc.), but is annoying. It seems not to be the reps, but I may be wrong about anything, of course.

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    Default Re: Anyone else having the same slow operation of YAST2 when it is updating OpenSuse ?

    If you have 11.3 repos active you may have mixed 11.3 and 11.4 packages. This very well may cause problems.

    remove all 11.3 repos and any other non standard repos then do a zypper dup to sync to 11.4 repos only

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    I take it this is a reply to the first posting here. There seem to be other problems, however, with YAST (in my case, entirely possible that the problem is the user ). But I think we need not worry, 12.1 is coming out soon and, if nothing else, there's always the option of updating (in my case, to 11.4 first).
    Postscriptum: Yes, one problem is certainly me, the user. Found packman was set to 11.2, certainly not good. Changed to 11.3, but no change in the behaviour of YAST. Oh well.

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