System tray update icon says I have updates available. I have to enter the password twice. It erases it right in the middle of typing it. When I enter yast online update, there are no updates?? The update tray icon doesn’t show any updates being installed after the password is entered.
As I wish to pass to KDE desktop, i installed openSUSE 11.4 KDE on a test node. I also have troubles with updates for 2 days (first ones worked fine). ( FYI no trouble with Gnome updates for 11.4 on other nodes.)
Both with online update, KpackageKit and command line zypper up. It fails at each time with" timezone" and “timezone-java” 2011d.-0.2.1 updates which are first treated. At 56% of loading the rate falls at 0kb/s and after a time on the loading process window a message appears “Timeout exceeded when accessing 'http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/noarch/timezone-java-2011d-0.2.1.noarch.rpm”. Even if i uncheck timezone radio button in the updating list all other packages have the same issue.
I tried to load timezone rpm directly on the “download http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/rpm/i586/” and there is the same trouble for loading them on live. I tried other files > ones have the same issue, some other ones are quickly loaded. I tried to load timezone files on “noarch” folder instead of “i568” > same issue, on “scr” folder loadings work fine. But don’t work with software manager YAST2 for updating. Is it maybe due to an overload of servers charge (i tried nights & days) ? Is it a technical trouble ? Anybody with a solution will be welcome.
Thanks a lot. See u.
I am having the same problem with the same packages. I’ve tried manually changing the repositories to various local mirrors but no go. I can also download them manually using a web-browser, just not through package management. Last week I had the same problem with a different set of packages.
I also have issues with how the updater applet works in 11.4. For one thing, it consistently identifies different packages as needing updating to those that yast identifies, which confuses me.
Secondly, I can’t actually install anything with the updater applet. It won’t install without root authorisation (as I would hope!), but it also doesn’t doesn’t give me any opportunity to authenticate, so all updates fail. Now that’s fine for me in that I have yast online update set to run automatically, thus covering my security needs, but it’s a right pain when I download an rpm from a website and want to install it, because kpackagekit gets fired up and then refuses to do anything. Sure, I can install using rpm -ivh in the shell, but it would be nice if I could get kpackagekit to either do the job for me or stop trying to do it in the first place.
It is so amazing you have the same issue and at the same %.
I uninstalled KpackageKit, tried all solutions provided by Caf4926 > no success. It is really a mystery like sometimes with computers. My test node is an old PIII 1 G and i saw that there are sometimes strange things like mixing English and French language on the system. So i just installed OS114 KDE on an other node P4 2.4 G for whether this is due to PC. AND IT WORKS FINE !!! no trouble with updates. FYI an other thing about the PIII installation > it was done with the KDE114 live CD and on on the P4 was done with the OS114 DVD…
I’ve tried various mirrors and I can do manual downloads from my 11.2 box (firefox, wget etc), but I can’t download from the 11.4, not with yast, not with zypper, not with wget, and not with firefox. I’d say it’s firewall except that I can download other packages from the same servers, e.g. bootsplash downloaded fine this morning. Truly bizarre.
Update: it’s definitely not the firewall. Turning the firewall off doesn’t help.