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    Default PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    I have been trying to use yast, but it keeps getting blocked by pakagekit. I've been reading online that there are other people who have the problem as well and that they just remove it or disable it. I tried to follow the methods that are explained in those posts, but nothing seems to be working.

    I have just started using linux a few days ago and am thus very bad at navigating through all the different settings and whatnot. So if anyone would be able to walk me through the process of fixing this, it would be much appreciated.

    -Peter

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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    Remove PackageKit.
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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    On Thu, 03 May 2012 22:06:03 +0530, hcvv <hcvv@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org>
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    > Remove PackageKit.
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    um, that's exactly what he was asking detailed instructions for.

    considering that you are very new to linux, here are a few introductory
    wiki pages that should help you on your first steps:

    http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts_package_management

    http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_Software_Management

    as well as some of the other links listed on these pages.


    in general though, it's exactly what henc told you: [start the package
    manager and] remove the package named "PackageKit".

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    phani.

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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    Quote Originally Posted by phanisvara View Post

    um, that's exactly what he was asking detailed instructions for.

    .
    Sorry, I assumed he asked for some reconfiguring or other instructions (in any case less dratic then just removing).

    But it is as Phani says: YaST > Software > Software Management, then packagekit in the Serach field, it will appear at right, right-click on the box and choose to remove it.
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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    On Thu, 03 May 2012 23:56:03 +0530, hcvv <hcvv@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org>
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    > phanisvara;2460234 Wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> um, that's exactly what he was asking detailed instructions for.
    >>
    >> .

    > Sorry, I assumed he asked for some reconfiguring or other instructions
    > (in any case less dratic then just removing).
    >
    > But it is as Phani says: YaST > Software > Software Management, then
    > packagekit in the Serach field, it will appear at right, right-click on
    > the box and choose to remove it.
    >


    i haven't had packagekit or apper installed in ages, so i can't remember
    exactly how this went.

    but i assume when he tries to remove packagekit, there will be a few
    'complaints:'

    "<other package> needs packagekit for something or other. options: don't
    remove kpackagekit - remove that <other package> as well - break that
    <other package>"

    then you should choose to remove those other packages; most likely "apper"
    will be among them, which is a frontend for kpackagekit and should be
    removed, too. if in doubt, ask.

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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    I am not sure here, but most complaints about PackageKit were because Apper was used. When people deinstalled Apper, everything went back to "normal" becaue Apper was the only one that used PackageKit. I do not know what the IP realy experiences when he says "it keeps getting blocked by pakagekit.". But I guess again that it is an Active Apper.

    Thus it might be better to just remove Apper and let PackageKit on the system (doing nothing and thus doing no blocking)
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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    On Fri, 04 May 2012 00:36:03 +0530, hcvv <hcvv@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org>
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    > I am not sure here, but most complaints about PackageKit were because
    > Apper was used. When people deinstalled Apper, everything went back to
    > "normal" becaue Apper was the only one that used PackageKit. I do not
    > know what the IP realy experiences when he says "it keeps getting
    > blocked by pakagekit.". But I guess again that it is an Active Apper.
    >
    > Thus it might be better to just remove Apper and let PackageKit on the
    > system (doing nothing and thus doing no blocking)
    >


    i think you're right, without apper packagekit won't start. still, i got
    so annoyed at one time that i removed them all.

    the message telling you why you can't run YAST or zypper talks about
    packagekit, as in the present case, so i had it on my mind at the time.

    i think one or two libraries of the packagekit group need(s) to stay on
    the system because, required by something else. but leaving all of
    packagekit alone and only removing apper should work, too.

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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    Thanks for the help. I deleted packagekit and yast is working now.

    -Peter

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    Default Re: PackageKit keeps interfering with YAST

    You are welcome. Enjoy.
    Henk van Velden

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