Update Error

We have some new behavior. What additional info is needed? It seems to pull flash,
openSUSE2016-493 and -496 correctly, then this:


I’m guessing that is a message from the desktop update applet. Unfortunately, it does not give good messages.

Try, as root:

# zypper up

That should give clearer messages.

I had arrived at that conclusion.

$ sudo zypper up
PackageKit is blocking zypper. This happens if you have an updater applet or oth
er software management application using PackageKit running.
**Tell PackageKit to quit? [yes/no] (no): **yes
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
An unfriendly message, but saying “yes” cleared the issue. HOWEVER:
Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY
V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID f6777c67: NOKEY

flash-plugin- (Adobe Flash Plugin): Signature verification failed [4-Signatures public key is not available]
**Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (a): **
I guess I need to flush flash somehow, pending a public key fix…
Anyway, thank you. The zypper thingy got me through.

That was probably the error that the update applet was seeing.

Where are you getting flash? Is this from the adobe repo?

I am getting it from the packman repo, and I am not running into any problems there.

It seems I use:

# grep -h ^baseurl= /etc/zypp/repos.d/*  

probably because Adobe asked me to. I will guess at this point I should send on my complaint to Adobe.

No. Just do it the easy way.

You already have the packman repo configured.

Yast → Software Management

Search for “flash”. Click the “versions” tab. Select the version that comes from packman.

After doing that, you can disable or remove the adobe repo.

I’ll note that your earlier post mentioned key “f6777c67”. So I fetched that from keyservers. It turns out to be an adobe gpg key. I could probably export that to a file, and then use “rpmkeys --import” to load that gpg key to the rpm database. And my guess is that this would fix the problem with adobe rpms. But using the version from packman is easier. As far as I know, packman takes the actual flash executable from adobe, and repackages it in a way that the software updater will like.