Problems with installing software. Lost newbie asks.

Dear Helpful one :slight_smile:

I installed openSuse 2 days ago on my new asus eee netbook.
I have never used linux before, and i know very little about computers/technical computer language. But im very curious to get to know and use linux.

My question concerns installation of software. (example, adobe flash player)

I have tried two things:

  1. using YaST2 - package search (webpin) or software management (what is the difference between these two?)
    I open package search, find the flash player, press next some times, and then it starts installing the packages. Very soon it stops and shows the message:

Subprocess failed. Error: RPM fejlede: error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting “4.4.6-1” records from Requireversion index

If i ignore, it comes again with the next file it tries to install.

What can i do?

I download flash player as a .tar file. Where should i unpack it, and how do i install the unpacked files?

Hope that somebody can help me :\

Rune

no, just leave the tar file alone for a while…

there is a difference between webpin and the other, but i don’t know
what…i prefer to use YaST > Software Management…

first lets see what repos you have installed and enabled, do this in a
terminal, then copy paste the results back to here:


zypper lr -d


palladium
Hvor bor du?

Hi!

To install popular proprietary software, such as flash-player or mp3 support, please refer to the following guide: Restricted Formats/11.2 - openSUSE-Community

There are different instructions if you’re using KDE or GNOME desktops, but essentially you’ll have to add external repositories and install the right packages (the guide mentions the packages you’ll most likely need).

Regarding your question, the difference between Webpin and YaST Software Management is that Webpin searches software packages in the Internet from all the indexed openSUSE repositories, and Software Management searches for packages only in the repositories you have added in your system (and allows to add and remove repositories as well). By default, you have the following repositories in openSUSE:

openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss -> Proprietary software that openSUSE is free to redistribute.
openSUSE-11.2-Oss -> open source software
openSUSE-11.2-Update -> Software updates, for bug fixes and such.

IMHO the OP needs to fix the problems with Yast first. Since you’re new, stick to the software installer for installing things, and post requested output first

Thanks for the answers :slight_smile:

@Palladium
This is the answer i get in the terminal:

rune@linux-1cen:~> zypper lr -d                                                 
# | Alias                                 | Navn                                  | Aktiveret | Genopfrisk | Prioritet | Type   | URI                                                             | Tjeneste                                    
--+---------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+-----------+------------+-----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+---------
1 | Libdvdcss repository                  | Libdvdcss repository                  | Ja        | Ja         |   99      | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.2/                            |
2 | Packman Repository                    | Packman Repository                    | Ja        | Ja         |   99      | rpm-md | http://ftp.skynet.be/pub/packman/suse/11.2/                     |
3 | http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/11.2 | http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/11.2 | Ja        | Ja         |   99      | rpm-md | http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/11.2                           |
4 | repo-debug                            | openSUSE-11.2-Debug                   | Nej       | Ja         |   99      | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/  |
5 | repo-non-oss                          | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss                 | Ja        | Ja         |   99      | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss/    |
6 | repo-oss                              | openSUSE-11.2-Oss                     | Ja        | Ja         |   99      | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/        |
7 | repo-source                           | openSUSE-11.2-Source                  | Nej       | Ja         |   99      | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ |
8 | repo-update                           | openSUSE-11.2-Update                  | Ja        | Ja         |   99      | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/                    

Hvor bor du?

  • Jeg bor på nørrebro i københavn.

@Knurpht - What is IMHO the OP?

@elkikin - When i try to use the install link, on the page you link to, the same problem with YaST occurs…?

How can i make the install manager work proberly?

in YaST > Software Repositories both disable and turn off automatic
updating for these repos: 1, 2, 4 and 7 (yes, i know some are already
disabled)

then, open a terminal, become root with


su -

and give your root password when asked, then


zypper ref
zypper dup

let both finish running, and then retry using YaST to install Flash:
when the search is finished single left click on the little box next
to the Flash Player, filling the box with a check mark, and THEN click
Accept…it should install and work…if we are lucky…

if not, copy/paste the error back to here…

OP = Other Poster
IMHO = In my humble opinion

others the old heads around the net use are here are listed on one or
more sites you can access here: <http://tinyurl.com/yabvv6h>


palladium
jeg kommer fra Texas min bor nære til Juelminde…

Actually

zypper ref
zypper dup

…should do the trick already, thanks to the package ‘pullin-flash-player’:

kalle@hoppers:~> zypper if pullin-flash-player
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...


Information for package pullin-flash-player:

Repository: @System
Name: pullin-flash-player
Version: 11.2.1-0.1.1
Arch: i586
Vendor: openSUSE
Installed: Yes
Status: up-to-date
Installed Size: 1.0 KiB
Summary: Placeholder for Adobe Flash PlugIn
Description: 
The installation of this package triggers online update of
flash-player.

…so any ‘zypper up’ or ‘zypper dup’ will fetch the Flash-Player.

Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

I tried to run zypper ref and zypper dup
An error occurred during zypper dup…?
Heres the log:

linux-1cen:~ # zypper ref
Repository 'Libdvdcss repository' is up to date.

Repository 'Packman Repository' is up to date.
Retrieving repository 'http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/11.2' metadata [done]
Building repository 'http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/11.2' cache [done]     
Repository 'openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss' is up to date.                            
Repository 'openSUSE-11.2-Oss' is up to date.                                
Repository 'openSUSE-11.2-Update' is up to date.                             
All repositories have been refreshed.                                             
linux-1cen:~ # zypper dup
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Computing distribution upgrade...

The following NEW packages are going to be installed:
  DeviceKit-disks OpenOffice_org-base OpenOffice_org-filters-optional 
  OpenOffice_org-help-da OpenOffice_org-help-de OpenOffice_org-help-es 
  OpenOffice_org-help-fr OpenOffice_org-help-it OpenOffice_org-help-pl 
  OpenOffice_org-help-ru OpenOffice_org-hyphen                         
  OpenOffice_org-icon-theme-crystal OpenOffice_org-icon-theme-galaxy   
  OpenOffice_org-icon-theme-hicontrast OpenOffice_org-l10n-da          
  OpenOffice_org-mailmerge OpenOffice_org-math OpenOffice_org-pyuno    
  OpenOffice_org-templates-en OpenOffice_org-templates-presentation-layouts 
  OpenOffice_org-thesaurus-de OpenOffice_org-thesaurus-en                   
  OpenOffice_org-thesaurus-es OpenOffice_org-thesaurus-fr                   
  OpenOffice_org-thesaurus-pl aspell-da bash-doc desktop-translations       
  fetchmsttfonts fuse geoclue-gpsd ghostscript-fonts-other gimp-help-browser 
  glib2-lang glitz gnome-keyring-lang gnome-vfs2-lang graphviz-gd            
  graphviz-gnome gstreamer-0_10-lang gtk2-engines-lang gtk2-lang gvfs        
  gvfs-backends gvfs-fuse gvfs-lang java-1_6_0-openjdk kaffeine-lang         
  kde4-l10n-da-doc ktorrent-lang libcdio_cdda0 libcdio_paranoia0 libfuse2    
  libgdu-lang libgdu0 libgvfscommon0 libmodplug0 libproxy0                   
  libproxy0-config-gnome libproxy0-config-kde4 libproxy0-networkmanager      
  libproxy0-pacrunner-mozjs libproxy0-wpad-dns libqdialogsolver1 libsoup-2_4-1 
  libspeex1 libtheoradec1 libtheoraenc1 libv4l1-0 libv4l2-0 libv4lconvert0     
  libwebkit-1_0-2 libwpg-0_1-1 opensuse-manuals_en opensuse-manuals_en-pdf     
  perl-IO-Socket-SSL perl-Net-DNS perl-Net-IP perl-Net-SSLeay perl-spamassassin 
  rdesktop readline-doc rhino spamassassin systemtap timezone-java vim-data     
  xsane yast2-qt-graph yast2-trans-da                                           

The following package is going to be REMOVED:
  libspeex                                   

The following packages are going to be upgraded:
  MozillaFirefox MozillaFirefox-translations-common NetworkManager-kde4 
  NetworkManager-kde4-libs NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4 NetworkManager-pptp-kde4 
  NetworkManager-vpnc-kde4 OpenOffice_org-components OpenOffice_org-kde4        
  OpenOffice_org-libs-core OpenOffice_org-libs-extern OpenOffice_org-libs-gui   
  OpenOffice_org-writer aaa_base akregator aria2 ark autofs bash bind-libs      
  bind-utils cairo cups cups-client cups-libs dhcp dhcp-client dhcpcd dolphin   
  ethtool ghostscript-fonts-rus ghostscript-fonts-std ghostscript-library       
  ghostscript-x11 glib2 glibc glibc-locale gnome-keyring gnome-vfs2 gnutls      
  gstreamer-0_10 gtk2 gtk2-engines gwenview gzip hal k3b kaddressbook kaffeine  
  kbd kcalc kcharselect kcolorchooser kcron kde4-filesystem                     
  kde4-kgreeter-plugins kde4-l10n-de kde4-l10n-es kde4-l10n-fr kde4-l10n-it     
  kde4-l10n-pl kde4-l10n-ru kde4-webkitpart kdeartwork4-screensaver kdebase4    
  kdebase4-libkonq kdebase4-nsplugin kdebase4-openSUSE kdebase4-runtime         
  kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE kdebase4-workspace                         
  kdebase4-workspace-branding-openSUSE kdebase4-workspace-ksysguardd kdegames4  
  kdegames4-carddecks-default kdegames4-carddecks-other kdegraphics4 kdelibs4   
  kdelibs4-branding-openSUSE kdelibs4-core kdemultimedia4                       
  kdenetwork4-filesharing kdepasswd kdepim4 kdepim4-wizards kdepimlibs4 kdialog 
  kdm kdm-branding-openSUSE kdnssd keditbookmarks kernel-default kfind kgamma   
  kget kgpg kinfocenter kio_audiocd kio_kamera kio_sysinfo                      
  kio_sysinfo-branding-openSUSE kmag kmahjongg kmail kmines kmix kmousetool     
  knode knotes kompare konqueror konqueror-plugins konqueror-plugins-lang       
  konsole kontact kopete korganizer kpartx kpat krb5 krb5-client krdc kreversi  
  krfb kruler kscd ksnapshot ksudoku ksystemlog ktorrent kupdateapplet          
  kupdateapplet-packagekit kwalletmanager kwin kwrite libakonadi4 libexpat1     
  libgimpprint libgio-2_0-0 libgio-fam libglib-2_0-0 libgmodule-2_0-0           
  libgnutls26 libgobject-2_0-0 libgpod-tools libgpod4 libgstapp-0_10-0          
  libgstinterfaces-0_10-0 libgstreamer-0_10-0 libgthread-2_0-0 libgudev-1_0-0   
  libkcddb4 libkcompactdisc4 libkdcraw7 libkde4 libkdegames4 libkdepim4         
  libkdepimlibs4 libkexiv2-7 libkipi6 libknotificationitem-1-1 libkonq5         
  libksane0 libltdl7 libnetpbm10 libopenssl0_9_8 libpoppler-glib4               
  libpoppler-qt4-3 libpoppler5 libpulse0 libreadline6 libsndfile libtheora0     
  libudev0 libv4l libxine1 libxine1-gnome-vfs libxine1-pulse marble marble-data 
  mkinitrd mozilla-xulrunner191 mozilla-xulrunner191-gnomevfs                   
  mozilla-xulrunner191-kde4 mozilla-xulrunner191-translations-common            
  multipath-tools netpbm nfs-client ntfs-3g ntp okteta okular openslp openssl   
  openssl-certs openvpn oxygen-icon-theme oxygen-icon-theme-scalable            
  pam-modules pam_mount pango patterns-openSUSE-apparmor patterns-openSUSE-base 
  patterns-openSUSE-enhanced_base patterns-openSUSE-fonts                       
  patterns-openSUSE-games patterns-openSUSE-imaging patterns-openSUSE-kde4      
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_basis patterns-openSUSE-kde4_games                     
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_imaging patterns-openSUSE-kde4_internet                
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_multimedia patterns-openSUSE-kde4_office               
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_pure patterns-openSUSE-kde4_utilities                  
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_yast patterns-openSUSE-multimedia                      
  patterns-openSUSE-non_oss patterns-openSUSE-office                            
  patterns-openSUSE-sw_management patterns-openSUSE-sw_management_kde4          
  patterns-openSUSE-x11 patterns-openSUSE-yast2_basis                           
  patterns-openSUSE-yast2_install_wf perl-Bootloader perl-WWW-Curl              
  plasma-addons plasma-addons-marble plasma-theme-aya poppler-tools postfix     
  preload preload-kmp-default pullin-flash-player pullin-msttf-fonts            
  python-kde4 python-kdebase4 qtcurve-gtk2 release-notes-openSUSE smolt         
  smolt-gui sudo sweeper sysconfig timezone translation-update                  
  translation-update-de translation-update-es translation-update-fr             
  translation-update-it translation-update-pl translation-update-ru udev unscd  
  virtualbox-ose-kmp-default vpnc xorg-x11-driver-input xorg-x11-driver-video   
  xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd xorg-x11-driver-virtualbox-ose yast2-backup    
  yast2-irda yast2-metapackage-handler yast2-ncurses yast2-ncurses-pkg          
  yast2-network yast2-trans-de yast2-trans-en_US yast2-trans-es yast2-trans-fr  
  yast2-trans-it yast2-trans-pl yast2-trans-ru                                  

The following package is going to be downgraded:
  openSUSE-release                              

The following packages are going to be reinstalled:
  MozillaFirefox-theme-oxygen OpenOffice_org-branding-openSUSE 
  OpenOffice_org-help-en-US OpenOffice_org-icon-theme-oxygen   
  OpenOffice_org-l10n-de OpenOffice_org-l10n-es OpenOffice_org-l10n-extras 
  OpenOffice_org-l10n-fr OpenOffice_org-l10n-it OpenOffice_org-l10n-pl     
  OpenOffice_org-l10n-ru OpenOffice_org-templates-labels-a4                
  OpenOffice_org-templates-labels-letter SuSEfirewall2 adaptec-firmware    
  alsa-firmware apparmor-profiles apparmor-utils atmel-firmware            
  autoyast2-installation bootsplash-branding-openSUSE branding-openSUSE    
  bundle-lang-common-de bundle-lang-common-en bundle-lang-common-es        
  bundle-lang-common-fr bundle-lang-common-it bundle-lang-common-pl        
  bundle-lang-common-ru bundle-lang-kde-de bundle-lang-kde-en              
  bundle-lang-kde-es bundle-lang-kde-fr bundle-lang-kde-it bundle-lang-kde-pl 
  bundle-lang-kde-ru cm-unicode command-not-found dejavu desktop-data-openSUSE 
  droid-fonts fonts-config fonts-thryomanes freefont gimp-branding-openSUSE    
  glib2-branding-openSUSE gtk2-branding-openSUSE gtk2-metatheme-gilouche       
  gtk2-metatheme-sonar hicolor-icon-theme ifnteuro info2html ipw-firmware      
  kernel-firmware ksmolt liberation-fonts licenses lsb-release                 
  manufacturer-PPDs mpt-firmware myspell-american netcfg openSUSE-build-key    
  opensuse-codecs-installer pciutils-ids pm-profiler polkit-default-privs      
  python-urlgrabber scout sil-charis sil-doulos suseRegister susehelp          
  susehelp_de susehelp_en susehelp_es susehelp_fr susehelp_it terminus-font    
  ulimit update-alternatives wireless-regdb x11-tools xalan-j2 xdg-utils       
  xerces-j2 xerces-j2-xml-apis xkeyboard-config xorg-x11-fonts-core            
  yast2-add-on yast2-apparmor yast2-branding-openSUSE yast2-firewall           
  yast2-inetd yast2-installation yast2-iscsi-client yast2-kerberos-client      
  yast2-ldap-client yast2-mail yast2-nfs-client yast2-nfs-common               
  yast2-ntp-client yast2-online-update yast2-online-update-frontend yast2-pam  
  yast2-registration yast2-registration-branding-openSUSE yast2-repair         
  yast2-restore yast2-runlevel yast2-samba-client yast2-samba-server           
  yast2-security yast2-sudo yast2-sysconfig yast2-theme-openSUSE               
  yast2-theme-openSUSE-Oxygen yast2-trans-stats yast2-tv yast2-x11             
  zd1211-firmware                                                              

The following product is going to be reinstalled:
  openSUSE                                       

The following packages are going to change vendor:
  cairo                    openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  gstreamer-0_10           openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  k3b                      openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  kaffeine                 openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  ktorrent                 openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libgpod-tools            openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libgpod4                 openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libgstapp-0_10-0         openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libgstinterfaces-0_10-0  openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libgstreamer-0_10-0      openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libsndfile               openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libtheora0               openSUSE -> Packman
  libv4l                   openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libxine1                 openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libxine1-gnome-vfs       openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  libxine1-pulse           openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de
  perl-WWW-Curl            openSUSE -> http://packman.links2linux.de


274 packages to upgrade, 1 to downgrade, 90 new, 121 to reinstall, 1 to remove,
17  to change vendor.
Overall download size: 627.7 MiB. After the operation, additional 622.7 MiB
will be used.
Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
Do you agree with the terms of the license? [yes/no] (no): yes
Retrieving package zd1211-firmware-1.4-65.1.noarch (1/486), 16.0 KiB (47.0 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving: zd1211-firmware-1.4-65.1.noarch.rpm [done]
Installing: zd1211-firmware-1.4-65.1 [error]
Installation of zd1211-firmware-1.4-65.1 failed:
(with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) setting "4.4.6-1" records from Requireversion index
error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "4.4.6-1" records from Requireversion index



So i aborted…

Then i tried zypper up

linux-1cen:~ # zypper up                                                        
Loading repository data...                                                      
Reading installed packages...                                                   

The following NEW packages are going to be installed:
  glib2-lang gnome-keyring-lang gnome-vfs2-lang gtk2-engines-lang gtk2-lang 

The following packages are going to be upgraded:
  MozillaFirefox MozillaFirefox-translations-common NetworkManager-kde4 
  NetworkManager-kde4-libs NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4 NetworkManager-pptp-kde4 
  NetworkManager-vpnc-kde4 OpenOffice_org-components OpenOffice_org-kde4        
  OpenOffice_org-libs-core OpenOffice_org-libs-extern OpenOffice_org-libs-gui   
  OpenOffice_org-writer aaa_base akregator aria2 ark autofs bash bind-libs      
  bind-utils cups cups-client cups-libs dhcp dhcp-client dhcpcd dolphin ethtool 
  ghostscript-fonts-rus ghostscript-fonts-std ghostscript-library               
  ghostscript-x11 glib2 glibc glibc-locale gnome-keyring gnome-vfs2 gnutls gtk2 
  gtk2-engines gwenview gzip hal kaddressbook kbd kcalc kcharselect             
  kcolorchooser kcron kde4-filesystem kde4-kgreeter-plugins kde4-l10n-de        
  kde4-l10n-es kde4-l10n-fr kde4-l10n-it kde4-l10n-pl kde4-l10n-ru              
  kde4-webkitpart kdeartwork4-screensaver kdebase4 kdebase4-libkonq             
  kdebase4-nsplugin kdebase4-openSUSE kdebase4-runtime                          
  kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE kdebase4-workspace                         
  kdebase4-workspace-branding-openSUSE kdebase4-workspace-ksysguardd kdegames4  
  kdegames4-carddecks-default kdegames4-carddecks-other kdegraphics4 kdelibs4   
  kdelibs4-branding-openSUSE kdelibs4-core kdemultimedia4                       
  kdenetwork4-filesharing kdepasswd kdepim4 kdepim4-wizards kdepimlibs4 kdialog 
  kdm kdm-branding-openSUSE kdnssd keditbookmarks kernel-default kfind kgamma   
  kget kgpg kinfocenter kio_audiocd kio_kamera kio_sysinfo                      
  kio_sysinfo-branding-openSUSE kmag kmahjongg kmail kmines kmix kmousetool     
  knode knotes kompare konqueror konqueror-plugins konqueror-plugins-lang       
  konsole kontact kopete korganizer kpartx kpat krb5 krb5-client krdc kreversi  
  krfb kruler kscd ksnapshot ksudoku ksystemlog kupdateapplet                   
  kupdateapplet-packagekit kwalletmanager kwin kwrite libakonadi4 libexpat1     
  libgimpprint libgio-2_0-0 libgio-fam libglib-2_0-0 libgmodule-2_0-0           
  libgnutls26 libgobject-2_0-0 libgthread-2_0-0 libgudev-1_0-0 libkcddb4        
  libkcompactdisc4 libkdcraw7 libkde4 libkdegames4 libkdepim4 libkdepimlibs4    
  libkexiv2-7 libkipi6 libknotificationitem-1-1 libkonq5 libksane0 libltdl7     
  libnetpbm10 libopenssl0_9_8 libpoppler-glib4 libpoppler-qt4-3 libpoppler5     
  libpulse0 libreadline6 libudev0 marble marble-data mkinitrd                   
  mozilla-xulrunner191 mozilla-xulrunner191-gnomevfs mozilla-xulrunner191-kde4  
  mozilla-xulrunner191-translations-common multipath-tools netpbm nfs-client    
  ntfs-3g ntp okteta okular openslp openssl openssl-certs openvpn               
  oxygen-icon-theme oxygen-icon-theme-scalable pam-modules pam_mount pango      
  patterns-openSUSE-apparmor patterns-openSUSE-base                             
  patterns-openSUSE-enhanced_base patterns-openSUSE-fonts                       
  patterns-openSUSE-games patterns-openSUSE-imaging patterns-openSUSE-kde4      
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_basis patterns-openSUSE-kde4_games                     
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_imaging patterns-openSUSE-kde4_internet                
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_multimedia patterns-openSUSE-kde4_office               
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_pure patterns-openSUSE-kde4_utilities                  
  patterns-openSUSE-kde4_yast patterns-openSUSE-multimedia                      
  patterns-openSUSE-non_oss patterns-openSUSE-office                            
  patterns-openSUSE-sw_management patterns-openSUSE-sw_management_kde4          
  patterns-openSUSE-x11 patterns-openSUSE-yast2_basis                           
  patterns-openSUSE-yast2_install_wf perl-Bootloader plasma-addons              
  plasma-addons-marble plasma-theme-aya poppler-tools postfix preload
  preload-kmp-default pullin-flash-player pullin-msttf-fonts python-kde4
  python-kdebase4 qtcurve-gtk2 release-notes-openSUSE smolt smolt-gui sudo
  sweeper sysconfig timezone translation-update translation-update-de
  translation-update-es translation-update-fr translation-update-it
  translation-update-pl translation-update-ru udev unscd
  virtualbox-ose-kmp-default vpnc xorg-x11-driver-input xorg-x11-driver-video
  xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd xorg-x11-driver-virtualbox-ose yast2-backup
  yast2-irda yast2-metapackage-handler yast2-ncurses yast2-ncurses-pkg
  yast2-network yast2-trans-de yast2-trans-en_US yast2-trans-es yast2-trans-fr
  yast2-trans-it yast2-trans-pl yast2-trans-ru

257 packages to upgrade, 5 new.
Overall download size: 284.0 MiB. After the operation, additional 32.4 MiB will
be used.
Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y
Retrieving package kde4-l10n-es-4.3.5-0.1.1.noarch (1/262), 2.3 MiB (8.0 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving delta: ./rpm/noarch/kde4-l10n-es-4.3.1_4.3.5-2.4_0.1.1.noarch.delta.rpm, 210.0 KiB
Retrieving: kde4-l10n-es-4.3.1_4.3.5-2.4_0.1.1.noarch.delta.rpm [76% (301.8 KiB/Retrieving: kde4-l10n-es-4.3.1_4.3.5-2.4_0.1.1.noarch.delta.rpm [done (301.8 KiB/s)]
Applying delta: ./kde4-l10n-es-4.3.1_4.3.5-2.4_0.1.1.noarch.delta.rpm [done]
Installing: kde4-l10n-es-4.3.5-0.1.1 [error]
Installation of kde4-l10n-es-4.3.5-0.1.1 failed:
(with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
error: error(-30987) getting "4.4.6-1" records from Requireversion index


Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a):

It seems like the problem with installation isnt only when im using YaST :\

RuneLacroix wrote:
> Installing: kde4-l10n-es-4.3.5-0.1.1 [error]
> Installation of kde4-l10n-es-4.3.5-0.1.1 failed:
> (with --nodeps --force) Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: error: db4 error(-30987) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND: Requested page not found
> error: error(-30987) getting “4.4.6-1” records from Requireversion index
>
>
> Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a):

i have no idea how to solve that…hopefully someone else will!!
let me suggest you NOT try to fix it until you get competent help…

i have asked another to look in here…

tell me, is Flash working?


palladium

Okey, thank you :slight_smile:

Flash is not working. Whenever its necessary im asked to download it…

I am not an expert but try:

su -
rpmdb --rebuilddb

I got a feeling your db is somehow messed up, on my system the above completes without a message, then try the suggest zyp commands ?

A little more from the log after zypper up:

Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a):
Problem occured during or after installation or removal of packages:
Installation aborted by user

Please see the above error message for a hint.
There are some running programs that use files deleted by recent upgrade. You may wish to restart some of them. Run 'zypper ps' to list these programs.
linux-1cen:~ # zypper ps
The following running processes use deleted files:

PID  | PPID | UID | Login | Command | Service | Files
-----+------+-----+-------+---------+---------+---------------
1205 | 1198 | 0   | root  | Xorg    |         | /drm mm object
     |      |     |       |         |         | /drm mm object

You may wish to restart these processes.
See 'man zypper' for information about the meaning of values in the above table.

Seems like i have to close these programs in order to finish the installation. But what are they? and how?

Hope somebody can help me:)

well xorg is the thing which runs below your desktop (kde or gnome). you can delete a file under linux but if a process uses it then it simply gets unlinked, so its no longer visible but as long as the process is running the file will be available to that process. Once xorg (as the case with you) is restart (log out/reboot) the file is gone.

did you try to rebuild the database ? if so and still no luck then I got no idea’s either except a re-install from the DVD, let it reformat your / directory but not your /home so you don’t lose your personal stuff.

reboot


palladium

By now I suggest you take the quickest path: reinstall. Let the installer finish, perform all updates and log on to you desktop. We’ll help you from there when needed.
There’s something terribly wrong with the install, AFAICS. We could go on for days trying to fix this, not knowing what exactly has been changed so far.

Wuhu :slight_smile:
Its working. I finally succeeded running the zypper dup, and yast started working, then after some tries i was able to install flash player…
It even seems some of my other problems (that i hadnt even started asking help about yet) got fixed.

So THANKS :slight_smile: from a happy man

gratz, now what did you do to make it work ?

Well. Actually what you suggested. Rebuilding the db (what is the db???). Then after the big zypper update YaST kept on freezing. Then i tried running the zypper dup one more time, and it installed one file. And then YaST started working :slight_smile:

Actually i just discovered a small problem. Theres no sound when i play flash files on the internet. Can anybody help? Else the sound is working fine