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    Default After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    Hy!

    Updated a remote TW yesterday evening. Got 988 updates and as the / partition is only 10 GB I had to remove nearly all locales and some old log files to make the updates work.

    After reboot VNC server didn't come back. even starting the VNC server manually doesnt work, the VNC server is not functional any more after doing fine for about 2 years now.

    I tried to restart the service, didn'T help, also reboot etc

    The log file for the VNCserver looks like

    Code:
    cat firebox10416\:1.log 
    
    Xvnc TigerVNC 1.8.0 - built ??? ?? ???? ??:??:??
    Copyright (C) 1999-2017 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.txt)
    See http://www.tigervnc.org for information on TigerVNC.
    Underlying X server release 11906000, The X.Org Foundation
    
    
    Tue Mar 13 20:21:43 2018
     vncext:      VNC extension running!
     vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on all interface(s), port 5901
     vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
    kcm_input: Using X11 backend
    startkde: Starting up...
    dbus-update-activation-environment: warning: error sending to systemd: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Process org.freedesktop.systemd1 exited with status 1
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/akregator.upd' for new updates                       
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/disable_kmix.upd' for new updates                    
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/fonts_akregator.upd' for new updates                 
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/fonts_global.upd' for new updates                    
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/fonts_global_toolbar.upd' for new updates            
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/fonts_kate.upd' for new updates                      
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/gtkbreeze5.5.upd' for new updates                    
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/importwizard.upd' for new updates                    
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kaddressbook.upd' for new updates                    
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kcalcrc.upd' for new updates                         
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kde4breeze.upd' for new updates                      
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kget.upd' for new updates                            
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kgthemeprovider-migration.upd' for new updates       
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kleopatra.upd' for new updates                       
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kmail.upd' for new updates                           
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kmail2.upd' for new updates                          
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/knotes.upd' for new updates                          
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kontact.upd' for new updates                         
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/konversation.upd' for new updates                    
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/korganizer.upd' for new updates                      
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/krdb_libpathwipe.upd' for new updates                
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/krunnerplugins.upd' for new updates                  
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/kscreenlocker.upd' for new updates                   
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/messageviewer.upd' for new updates                   
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/okular.upd' for new updates
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/pimsettingexporter.upd' for new updates
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/sieveeditor.upd' for new updates
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/storageservicemanager.upd' for new updates
    2018-03-13T20:21:49 Checking update-file '/usr/share/kconf_update/webengineurlinterceptoradblock.upd' for new updates
    Looking in '/etc/xdg/parcellite/parcelliterc'
    Looking in '/etc/xdg/parcellite/parcelliterc'
    Looking in '/etc/xdg/parcellite/parcelliterc'
    (uint32 1,)
    Looking in '/etc/xdg/parcellite/parcelliterc'
    Flag 0x0001, status 0, EXIT 1 STAT 0
    Could not open bleachbit using a library: Cannot load library libkdeinit5_bleachbit: (libkdeinit5_bleachbit: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
    
    (tracker-extract:2595): Tracker-WARNING **: Could not insert metadata for item "file:///home/asdfg/Desktop/Jones%202016.pdf": 74.152: invalid UTF-8 character
    
    (tracker-extract:2595): Tracker-WARNING **: If the error above is recurrent for the same item/ID, consider running "tracker-extract" in the terminal with the TRACKER_VERBOSITY=3 environment variable, and filing a bug with the additional information
    
    ...

    Trying to contact the vncserver from remote console simply times out, no errors or related.

    This has been working fine, update killed the system...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    10GB is an awfully small root partition.
    When I install a system like this I always make sure that snapshots are turned off.
    If you didn't do this, it's possible you simply ran out of free disk space and need to free some up, but that might require local machine access.

    And,
    If this is a difficult to access machine like a remote deployment, I'd strongly consider LEAP instead of TW for better stability and fewer updates.

    Unless you are on a "Lights Out" machine or have someone with physical access to the machine your options are limited.

    Can your machine boot at all? (You can ping or telnet ports to very any kind of network connectivity if your VNC is not working)
    Is SSH open and configured? That might support remote access without an X server.

    In any case,
    As I've described... even if you can get your machine working you might consider re-installing as a LEaP machine.

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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    Yeah forgot to tell:

    TW 64bit KDE, all partitions EXT4 (never use btrfs).

    SSH is working, that's how I extracted the logs, started/stopped the vncserver manually etc. Iwould like to reanimate the install, what has gone wrong with the updates?
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    On 10 gig root probably just run out of space.

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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    Did you update with "zypper dup" it's the only proper way.

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    Yeah, definitely the update ran out of space, as I wrote. Removed some trash and then went smooth. Did again zypper dup today and now everything is back to normal. Strange. TW....
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    Ordinarily,
    temp directory should purge files on reboot...
    If you don't or rarely reboot your machine, you'll likely want to set up a cron job to clear your temp directory periodically.
    Trash ordinarily is something that would fill only if you're deleting files using a graphical Desktop.
    Maybe empty the trash periodically, too.
    Or, bypass the Trash altogether by deleting files using the command line.

    HTH,
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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    nope, no trash on /, just 988 updates. And a lot of logs. Machine is rebooted after every kernel update or about once a week...
    Kind regards

    raspu

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    Default Re: After 988 updates - system seems damaged

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_rasputin View Post
    nope, no trash on /, just 988 updates. And a lot of logs. Machine is rebooted after every kernel update or about once a week...
    Then,
    Maybe you should prepend a command to clear your temp directory and clear the trash before each upgrade...
    ie. write a tiny script and run that instead of simply "zypper dup"

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