Strange zypper dup problem: plasma5-workspace-branding needs installation DVD mounted!?

i have a problem with the distributation upgrade of my (two) tumbleweed installations.
This is the error a get on both systems when i type zypper dup as root:

Warning: You are about to do a distribution upgrade with all enabled repositories. Make sure these repositories are compatible before you continue. See 'man zypper' for more information about this command.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Computing distribution upgrade...

Problem: plasma5-workspace-branding-openSUSE-13.3-3.1.x86_64 obsoletes kdebase4-openSUSE <= 13.3 provided by kdebase4-openSUSE-13.3-1.1.x86_64
 Solution 1: keep obsolete kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE-13.2-7.1.x86_64
 Solution 2: deinstallation of plasma5-workspace-branding-openSUSE-13.3-2.1.x86_64

Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): 

i had this problem on my main pc yesterday, but due to some coincidences i had my installation DVD repository still activated (normally i deactivate this DVD repository after i do a fresh installation of tumbleweed or opensuse in general but this time i forgot to do so), thats why i was presented with the error message that my installation DVD is not found in my DVD drive. I found this very strange (why should i need my installation DVD during a zypper dup?) so i deactivated the DVD repository in yast and then retried the distribution upgrade.
This time i got the same message as above! So i reactivated the DVD repository AND put my installation DVD in the drive, and now the problem was gone!

So today i have the same problem with my laptop (but i had the DVD installation repository deactivated all the time), i do not have the installation DVD at hand but in general iam confused about this problem, is it possible that there is something wrong? As i asked before: why should a need the DVD during a zypper dup? This is probably a bug right?

You need to manually disable your DVD source as a repo after initial install.
You can do this in YAST, or using zypper from the command line.

The reason why you’re prompted for the missing DVD source is that whenever your system wants to update (or distru upgrade) <all> repositories are inspected and used as potential sources, regardless whether it actually makes sense.

So, keep your repo list clean and disable all repos you don’t need.


Ok thanks for the info, but what about the problem above? As i said this problem only occurs WHEN the repository is deactivated! And nothing in the error message hints that it can be solved by activating (or re-adding in the case the user not just deactivated the repository but removed at completely) the DVD repository AND putting the DVD in.

I would choose Solution 1, keep obsolete kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE.
kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE has been dropped recently AFAIK, but apparently the package dependencies have once again not been adjusted properly…

If the DVD is available zypper will probably downgrade some packages to the versions on the DVD to avoid a conflict.

You might try to remove kdebase4-runtime-branding-openSUSE manually to see which package requires it…

I described how I dealt with that conflict in a recent blog post.

Thank you, i will try this.