yast/zypper behavior with KDE4 upgrade

I upgraded to KDE 4.2.1, from 4.1.3 via OneClick method. Unfortunately, I’m on a dialup and after 11.5 hours overnight the modem connection disconnected. Yea, I’m a dinosaur.

I have most of the files installed and KDE4 is running now without any apparent problems.

My question is if I restart the install tonight, will it start again from the beginning, or is zypper smart enough to continue from where it left off?


a followup edit: Can you point me to a Yast/zypper best practices HowTo?


I don’t know if it is a good idea to install kde 4.2 from BS if you are using dial up because the contents is updated very often sometimes more than once per day and zypper will get problems when a package disappears during the update process. Because of that frequent changes zypper cannot continue where it stopped a day before because the files in the repo were updated.

Hope this helps

Usually, if that happens the secret is not to re-boot, until you have managed all the updates. When you look in Software Management you should see the files that require updating. Updates are fairly frequent so you might want to just do it from time to time as you are dial up.

Everyone has their own ideas about Yast / Updates / Zypper etc…
Me too:
I never use the Updater Applet. Only Software Management and Zypper.
zypper info: Zypper/Usage/11.1 - openSUSE

But if I were you. Once you have everything sweet. I would probably only have Updates enabled for security and patches.

Or look at using rsync to bring them all down for your arch and then
create a local repository is another way…

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586) Kernel
up 16:27, 1 user, load average: 0.38, 0.25, 0.31
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.35

how do i use rsync with zipper???

Thank you all for the pointers and some wonderful ideas. I’ll try the install again tonight.

I like the rsync idea alot. That will give me some flexability on getting the files downloaded at my leisure, and doing the install from local disk.

Thanks again.

You would use rsync (mirror the remote repository) to download the
files, then you would create a local repository using zypper.

Note, you only need to setup rsync to bring down the files you need
for your architecture, not necessarily the whole repository by adding
exclude criteria.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586) Kernel
up 16:54, 1 user, load average: 0.53, 0.33, 0.27
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.35

after I searched:
$ man rsync
Mirror Infrastructure - openSUSE
Rsync—an alternative to mirror
I can now download…

the only problem I got is that there is no Factory: dir as you can see below…

$ rsync rsync.opensuse.org::buildservice-repos/KDE:/KDE4:/

This is rsync.opensuse.org, public rsync server of openSUSE.org,
limited to 50 connections.

If you run a public mirror, please get in contact so we can give you
access to the stage rsync server.
You’ll find conditions for access and further information at
Mirror Infrastructure - openSUSE


drwxr-xr-x 160 2008/07/22 19:18:44 .
drwxr-xr-x 648 2008/12/06 18:58:50 Community
drwxr-xr-x 104 2008/07/23 01:18:45 STABLE:
drwxr-xr-x 104 2008/07/21 23:38:04 UNSTABLE:

KDE 4.2.1 is in Factory… how do I get it???

You may need to find a mirror that has it. Else it’s been disabled?

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586) Kernel
up 21:31, 2 users, load average: 0.14, 0.44, 0.52
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.35

works now,