Hi, I seem to be having problem with opensuse update and the opensuse repositories (i.e. not packman): it hangs, sometimes it continues, other times it “times out”.
I tried to ping opensuse.org but that didn’t seem to work (on WinXP it gives a time out error, but with openSUSE 11 it just gives 100% package loss). Pinging google.com and yahoo.com from KDE’s Konsole works fine, but pinging microsoft.com gives similar behaviour as opensuse.org: 100 % package loss.
What is going on? I can reach opensuse.org just fine from my browser, but pinging doesn’t work? And yast update gives irregular behaviour!?
Yeah, I used to do that with opensuse 10.2 to speed up the slow package manager it had I haven’t needed it for zypper.
Thanks, I suspected that something like that might be the problem. Ping is just useful to check (diagnose) your internet connection. Oh, well.
By the way, do you know how to turn off the reverse DNS lookup when using ping. Something like “pz-in-f100.google.com” scared the hell out of me. If I was still using WinXP I would have had my virusscanners running full force
> Yeah, I used to do that with opensuse 10.2 to speed up the slow package
> manager it had I haven’t needed it for zypper.
you complained of hangs and timeouts!
zypper and YaST both use the same ‘machinery’ to fetch data from the
what worked to speed up YaST in 10.2 will work to speed up (or prevent
time outs) in zypper on 11.1–use a REAL address, rather than the
address for the magic which works best somewhere other than from YOUR
> By the way, do you know how to turn off the reverse DNS lookup when
> using ping.
i’m an expert of nothing, but YOU can be an expert on ping:
open a terminal and type
see if you can answer your own question…
Give a hacker a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach man and you feed him for a lifetime.