recalcitrant kernel install

below is a screenshot (at the paste link) of zypper stuck on installation of kernel-desktop-3.16.2-48.1.gdcee397.
it will stay stuck like that until I hit Ctrl + C. I know this because this is the third time this kernel has tried to install in the previous week. After hitting ctrl + c there ill be an error message about a scriptlet.

However if I look in Yast the kernel that is stuck is shown as being installed. Yesterday I thought I might be able to uninstall it but something is clearly wrong as the uninstall hung. It does not show up in the list of kernels at boot time. By the by, this is an extensive list despite careful purging. Checking

I am about to do Ctrl + C now and will post the exact message I get:

Error: Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed:                                                                                                                                               
Kernel image:   /boot/vmlinuz-3.16.2-48.gdcee397-desktop                                                                                                                                   
Initrd image:   /boot/initrd-3.16.2-48.gdcee397-desktop                                                                                                                                    
Root device:    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD1001FAES-75W7A0_WD-WCATR1943769-part8 (/dev/sda8) (mounted on / as ext4)                                                                         
Resume device:  /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD10EAVS-32D7B1_WD-WCAU48420094-part2 (/dev/sdb2)                                                                                                  
Microcode: Adding Intel microcode 06-17-0a                                                                                                                                                 
Kernel Modules: thermal processor fan scsi_dh scsi_dh_alua scsi_dh_rdac scsi_dh_emc scsi_dh_hp_sw xhci-hcd hid-logitech-dj hid-holtek-kbd hid-lenovo-tpkbd hid-ortek hid-roccat-common hid-roccat hid-roccat-arvo hid-roccat-isku hid-samsung ohci-pci raid6_pq xor btrfs                                                                                                                                                                                
Features:       acpi intel_microcode plymouth block usb btrfs resume.userspace resume.kernel                                                                                               
warning: %post(kernel-desktop-3.16.2-48.1.gdcee397.x86_64) scriptlet failed, signal 2

The other items during the upgrade install successfully.

if anyone has any ideas in the meantime - feel free to post,



Forget it. After composing the post I went back to the terminal and I had a hitherto not presented option to : ignore, abort, retry.

So I chose retry and the blasted thing installed correctly. Days of fretting, days…

I have just rebooted and all is well, the reluctant kernel is present.