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    Default grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Hi,

    I am unable to find Grsync for opensuse 12.1. In 11.4, this graphical front-end for rsync was available in the "Contrib" repository but that does not seem to be the case in 12.1. I tried to apply the instructions given in this link , which suggests to install the package compiled for 11.4. For surprisingly, it did not work... Worst, I now get an error message when I install updates with Apper, which I believe is linked to this unsuccessful install:
    The package that is being modified was not found on your system or in any software origin.
    Details: couldn't find package

    So, I'd like to ask 2/3 questions:
    - how can I check whether this error message is really linked to this "ghost" package? If it is, how can I get rid of it?
    - where can I find grsync for 12.1?

    I guess I can compile grsync from source, but I was never very successful with this process in the past...

    Thank you in advance for you advises.

    Sebastien

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    I think it is best to uninstall that 11.4 package first (using YaST or zypper). I hope that your rpm database is correct (but as you, for som reason, seem to like not to mention the error message to us, we can not tell much about it).

    Do not use apper, but YaST > Software > Online update for your official updates from the Update repo. And use YaST > Software Software management for updating from other repos (when you want to). Or use the zypper equivalents (zypper patch resp.. zypper up).

    And for the question:
    - where can I find grsync for 12.1?
    you better asked that before borking your system.

    I tried to search for you in the obvious place to search: software.opensuse.org: Search Results but it seems to be down for the moment.
    Last edited by hcvv; 14-Jan-2012 at 07:22.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Hi,

    Actually, my first post contained the error message I got from Apper:
    "The package that is being modified was not found on your system or in any software origin."

    Clicking on details gives: "couldn't find package"

    Most times, I do my homework before I try to install something. So, I've being looking for grsync for a good week at the link you mentioned, before following the instructions given on
    Unsolicited but Offered (sorry the link in my first post did not work). Since grsync did not show up on any opensuse resources (using Yast> sofware management, opensuse web site, or by browsing online through the usual suspect repo), I decided to do go ahead with those instructions, which were the only online resource addressing my problem. But apparently, I was wrong to trust them.

    That being said, Yast > Sotware management doe snot list grsync has being installed... so, no luck uninstalling from there. Additionally, "zypper search * | grep grsync" returns nothing.

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by pomchip View Post
    Hi,

    Actually, my first post contained the error message I got from Apper:
    "The package that is being modified was not found on your system or in any software origin."

    Clicking on details gives: "couldn't find package"

    Most times, I do my homework before I try to install something. So, I've being looking for grsync for a good week at the link you mentioned, before following the instructions given on
    Unsolicited but Offered (sorry the link in my first post did not work). Since grsync did not show up on any opensuse resources (using Yast> sofware management, opensuse web site, or by browsing online through the usual suspect repo), I decided to do go ahead with those instructions, which were the only online resource addressing my problem. But apparently, I was wrong to trust them.

    That being said, Yast > Sotware management doe snot list grsync has being installed... so, no luck uninstalling from there. Additionally, "zypper search * | grep grsync" returns nothing.
    The fact that I did not recocnise that error as coming straight from the system is probably because it was not between CODE tags. Thus it seems to be a text from your own interpretation.

    Well, then deinstall it using the tools you used to install it. That is the only (and I admit, very obvious) advise I can give.
    And as you did not tell that you used the standard software searches, how could we know?

    The general adivise here is notto use apper. openSUSE has two very good and integrated tools for manageing softwar: zypper and YaST > Software. No neeed for somethinmg else (again most of us do not even understand why apper is shipped with openSUSE). Thus any questions/problems you have using apper are not likely to find many apper experienced people here.

    It seems that there is a real disk problem up there and we have to wait until monday (timezone unknown). But then, do not forget to bump here, malcomlewis must be able to help you, even to guide you through a build if that is the only solution.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Bumping this post

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Am 17.01.2012 12:16, schrieb pomchip:
    >
    > Bumping this post
    >
    >

    You do not tell us if you tried to install without apper.
    In short if you try to install the 11.4 version (it may work or not on a
    12.1 system I do not know).
    Download the rpm
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...1.2.x86_64.rpm
    open a terminal and type
    Code:
    cd /path/where/you/downloaded/grsync
    sudo zypper in grsync-1.1.1-1.2.x86_64.rpm
    the example is for 64 bit.
    If you do not like sudo use su - instead.

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Am 17.01.2012 12:16, schrieb pomchip:
    >
    > Bumping this post
    >
    >

    You do not tell us if you tried to install without apper.
    In short if you try to install the 11.4 version (it may work or not on a
    12.1 system I do not know).
    Download the rpm
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...1.2.x86_64.rpm
    open a terminal and type
    Code:
    cd /path/where/you/downloaded/grsync
    sudo zypper in grsync-1.1.1-1.2.x86_64.rpm
    the example is for 64 bit.
    If you do not like sudo use su - instead.
    Hi

    What I did was to follow the instructions given in the website Unsolicited but Offered. Basically, I looked for the grsync package for opensuse 11.4 for a one-click install from the Opensuse website. My system was set up so that .rpm are processed by Yast; so, after clicking on the one-click install button, Yast opened and tried to install the package... but failed. Since then, Apper (which I believe is the default application to install package updates in 12.1) returns the following error at the end of the update process:
    Code:
     The package that is being modified was not found on your system or in any software origin.
    And this one when I click on details:
    Code:
     couldn't find package

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    What happens when you run a
    Code:
    su -
    zypper verify
    even if it says everything is ok try also to rebuild your rpm database.
    Code:
    su -
    rpm --rebuilddb
    I am not familiar what else can influence apper (I simply do not use it
    since it is too buggy).

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    Everything seems to be ok.

    Code:
    /home/sebastien # zypper verify
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    Dependencies of all installed packages are satisfied.
    /home/sebastien #rpm --rebuilddb
    /home/sebastien #
    How could I demote Apper, so that it does not take care of the autmoatic updates?

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    Default Re: grsync in Opensuse 12.1

    The most rigorous is simply yo deinstall it. (In case you might be afraid doing this, many here did without any adverse effects).
    Henk van Velden

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