I recently installed openSUSE 11.1 on my ASUS 1000HE. The problem is when it did updates, it broke the kernel by installing the latest version of kernel-default-base.
The problem is, it lost wireless connectivity half way through, and left it in a broken state.
Here’s the question. Why does yast2/openSUSE download then in stall each package individually? Why doesn’t it download all of the packages, then install them from the local drive where there is less chance of this happening?
I had to download the original package format a usb drive ext2/3, then reinstall the original version just to get it working again. Many people wouldn’t even be capable of detecting this problem, much less fixing it. I just happened to check the versions of all kernel packages (rpm -qa | grep kernel) and noticed a difference.
What is the advantage of individual download then install?