YaST Software Management pauses Running SuSEConfig.gtk2

used to (before 11.4) i never noticed a slowdown or pause in that YaST
install process just before it finishes, when it updates a long list
of config files (in /sbin/conf.d/)…before it just ran through them
all…quickly producing a list like:

Running SuSEconfig.fonts
Running SuSEconfig.glib2
Running SuSEconfig.froff
Running SuSEconfig.gtk2
Running SuSEconfig.ispell
Running SuSEconfig. etc etc etc

now, when it get to SuSEconfig.gtk2 it just sits there (with the wait
cursor running) for maybe 15 seconds (i have not timed it) and then goes
on and flies through all the others…

i look inside that .gtk2 file and it see it is running a desktop update…

and, i wonder why the pause now ??

i guess it might be because this is the first time i have not installed
the ‘pattern’ for GNOME Desktop Environment or GNOME Base System
(along with KDE, my preferred DE)…could that be the ‘problem’ is it
is looking for gtk2 desktop stuff to update, can’t find any and just
keeps looking and looking until it times out???

anyone think of an answer? or, should i write a bug on it?


DD
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23 June: Sunrise 4:36 AM, Sunset 10:03 PM

I have noticed the delay, but never paid serious attention to it.

When I install new application, they seem to immediately show up in the appropriate menu categories. I assume this step is taking care of making that work for gtk applications.

I currently have gnome installed on one box (as well as KDE). The next time I do something in Yast on that box, I’ll watch to see if the gtk step is faster there.

…while it is ‘waiting’, you may notice that the disk is busy…:wink:

On 06/24/2011 01:36 PM, hnimmo wrote:
>
> …while it is ‘waiting’, you may notice that the disk is busy…:wink:

well yes, thanks for writing, it is in fact ‘working’ on the hard
drive…but the question is:

why didn’t it do that so long in openSUSE 11.3 and before…always
before there was nothing different between the gtk2 and all the others
they just RAN (quickly), all of them…

what is it looking for now that it didn’t before? (my theory is that
since i have no gnome installed it is looking looking looking looking
looking looking for gtk2 stuff and not finding over and over until a
timer says: Stop looking!!)

maybe i will add the gnome basic pattern and see if flies through again…


DD
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24 June: Sunrise 4:36 AM, Sunset 10:03 PM

I just ran online updates on my system that has gnome installed.

In the following update configuration, there was a lengthy pause during SuSEConfig.gtk2 (with considerable disk activity).

On 06/24/2011 05:36 PM, nrickert wrote:
> there was a lengthy pause during SuSEConfig.gtk2 (with considerable disk activity).

do you recall if it was that way when using 11.3 or prior?


DD
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24 June: Sunrise 4:36 AM, Sunset 10:03 PM

I no longer have an 11.3 system to check.

To the best of my memory, there were noticeable pauses. But I never paid attention to where they occurred.

I believe that I have gotten a pause in that same place as far back as 10.0 (my first) and with every release I’ve used since. I completely missed out on 11.2 and 11.3. It would really just sit there for a few seconds. It almost felt like it was hanging and I wondered what it was, but in the end just assumed it was normal .

It may not have always done it, or at perhaps it was to varying degrees. It seems as though the more you have installed in your system the longer the pause is…?

Maybe it’s just writing a large configuration file.

On 06/24/2011 07:36 PM, Scott Swinyard wrote:
>
> I believe that I have gotten a pause in that same place as far back as
> 10.0

ok, maybe i just miss-remembered that they all ran quickly…

haha! i have a disk with 10.3 on it…i’ll see if i can lash together a
Frankenstein to boot it! (when i find a roundtoit)


DD
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24 June: Sunrise 4:36 AM, Sunset 10:03 PM

Actually I just checked here in 11.4 and it doesn’t seem to be doing it. Whoops.

Actually I just checked here in 11.4 and it doesn’t seem to be doing it. Whoops.:shame:

Hello,
i observed the little pause when it comes to gtk when finishing the update( on o.S.11.4 with kde 4.6.0 + Gnome 2.3)
I didn’t consider it important.
But after reading this thread I had a close look onto my o.S.11.3 (Kde 4.4.0 + Gnome ) and my o.S. 11.2 (kde 3.5.10 + Gnome).
and observed the same pause on these machines,too.
I’m rather sure that it wasn’t there before I changed in /etc/sysconfig/System/Yast2/Gui/WANTED GUI from auto to qt,
to get the Yast picture for updates when using Gnome.
E.K.