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  1. #1
    Ingvar tc NNTP User

    Default Unable to update Suse 11


    Hello all,

    I'm running into a problem with updates. I have a yellow triangle where
    the update button should be and I get the following message when I press
    it:

    Problem loading data from '/11.1/repo/oss' Error reading solv-file:
    /var/cache/zypp/solv/_11.1_repo_oss/solv Try 'zypper refresh', or even
    'zypper clean -m' before doing so.

    There are many more lines similar to this one in the message,
    apparently for each for each repository.
    I followed the instructions given here to the best of my ability. I
    opened a "run command" window, switched user to root, and checked "run
    in a terminal window". Then I ran "zypper refresh" first and "zypper
    clean-m" second. They had no noticeable effect. On my last successful
    update there was a message that popped up about updating Yast and some
    instructions but I didn't get a chance to read them. I get a different
    error when I log into the Yast control centre and click on "online
    update": "error while creating client module online update". Any help
    would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Ingvar


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    We can assume you have an active internet connection??

    Use zypper in a terminal again
    but first do this

    rpmdb --rebuilddb

    now

    zypper ref

    zypper up

    What does it do?


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  3. #3
    Ingvar tc NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Hello Caf4296

    Thanks for the reply. Yes I am connected to the Internet. I think it
    may be useful for you to assume I know almost nothing, because that is
    close to true, especially when it comes to Linux. I did what you
    instructed. It seems to do nothing.I opened a terminal program window
    (Konsole) from the start button, then switched user (su root) and typed
    my password. Then I cut and pasted the first command you gave in your
    reply. It did nothing. But I tried the other two and still nothing
    happened. ,,,,,



    Well, I need to change that. Something is happening now. It just
    refreshed my repositories it seems. I'm getting the message in the
    terminal window. I also ran the commands by right clicking on the
    desktop and using the "run command" option. I have always assumed that
    was basically the same as running Konsole. Not sure if that is true
    though. Right now the Konsole window is displaying a Java license
    window. It may be downloading something also. I'm not sure. Actually, it
    is downloading stuff.I just figured out how to get past the license.
    I'll just post this for now. Thanks again for your reply.

    Ingvar


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  4. #4
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Let us know how you get on

    FYI

    zypper up (= update)

    'Zypper/Usage/11.1 - openSUSE' (http://en.opensuse.org/Zypper/Usage)


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  5. #5
    Ingvar tc NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Thank you again.It seems to be a very big update. Could I be updating to
    11.1? It's not what I planned for the night but I can do it.I had
    started this evening with 11.0 and didn't feel any need to update it
    particularly. But it's not a disaster or anything. I had planned to back
    things up before I upgraded, that's all. I dual boot so most of my
    important stuff is also on my windows partition.

    Ingvar


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  6. #6
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Don't try and stop it now.

    The update? well that will depend on your enabled repo's.

    we have to assume you know what you are doing here.

    If this is a fresh install of 11.0
    Then expect a BIG update.


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  7. #7
    Ingvar tc NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Ok,,,,. I don't think you can assume that I know what I'm doing. I had a
    few repositories added in for 11.1, but not all the necessary ones from
    what I understood. I was hoping at one point for it to upgrade
    automatically but when it didn't work I gave up. I just assumed Suse
    wouldn't do anything as big as upgrading to 11.1 without telling me
    clearly and distinctly that it was doing specifically that.

    Well, never mind. I've hit a snag. Here's the error message:

    Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]: r
    Installing: libavfilter0-0.4.9.16144-1.1 [error]
    Installation of libavfilter0-0.4.9.16144-1.1 failed:
    (with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed:
    error: open of /var/cache/zypp/packages/VideoLan failed: No such file or
    directory
    error: open of Repository/i586/libavfilter0-0.4.9.16144-1.1.i586.rpm
    failed: No such file or directory


    Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]:


    I've done retry once twice to no effect, but it's Videolan. I don't
    think there is anything crucial on that repository. So I think ignore
    would be safe for now. What should I do? It looks like something I can
    probably get later.

    Ingvar


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  8. #8
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    OK. This does not sound so good now. Yes, skip.

    But having 11.1 repos and 11.0 together !

    It is possible to update but not like this.

    Let it run and see. Are you running in X? You know - a desktop GUI?


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  9. #9
    Ingvar tc NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Yes, I'm running KDE, if I understand your question. My computer is
    running well. I'm surfing the net, reading, and checking on the progress
    of things as we speak. I'm posting this on the computer that is
    "updating". I have a good fast Internet connection sometimes 600 or more
    k per second. So whatever is happening is happening.

    Ingvar


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  10. #10
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Unable to update Suse 11


    Fine leave it to run
    Don't reboot

    When it finishes - see if you can open Yast - Software Repositories

    you need to end up with either all 11.0 or 11.1 - Not a mix.

    If you decide to go for 11.1 (fine)
    Put in the equivalent of the 11.0 ones you have

    When done you need to press
    Ctrl-Alt-F1
    login as root at the CLI

    then type:
    init 3
    (hit the enter key once then again)

    You are logged in as root to level3 so now do

    zypper ref

    then

    zypper dup

    when done reboot
    and hope


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