YaST2 package installs progress bar does not reach 100%


I recently did a clean install of OpenSuse 11.1 on my laptop.
When I install a package, the “Installing Packages…” status bar remains at 0% through the install. I have to assume that the package is installed when the mouse courser changes back to normal from busy, at which point I have to click “Abort” to exit out of the installer. Installed packages work however! Any idea what may be causing this?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Any Thoughts?

I am running all the latest patches/packages on OpenSuse 11.1 KDE 4.2, yet I am still experiencing the issue where the Yast Package Install tool has to be aborted at the completion of an install. The “Install Packages …” progress bar never moves and consequently never reaches 100%.

Any thoughts are appreciated!

The command line Yast Software Manager works as anticipated. Application progress reaches 100% and I am not required to Abort to exit out of the install.


Open a terminal and go su

now type:

zypper ref

and then:

zypper up

tell us what happens

‘zypper ref’ updated repositories correctly and ‘zypper up’ installed all updates without any problem. :slight_smile:

The issue with the progress bar not making it to 100% seems isolated to YaST2 Software Manager.

Any thoughts as to why the overall progress bar in KDE YaST Software Manager never moves when installing packages?
Ideas would be much appreciated.


I have not seen any other cases of your issue. What is the status of packages after it finishes. Do the packages update/install?

Yes, the packages do get updated/installed. I too have been having trouble finding a similar case like this on the net…


My system seems to behave quite similarly. When Yast2 finishes the installation of packages (either new install or update all packages) it updates the system and then quits.On 10.3 and 11.0 I was used to Yast2 asking if I wanted to install other packages. But on 11.1 it just quits.
Packages get installed correctly though.

For your info, I have a Dell d830 and installed 11.1 with KDE 4 on a fresh (bigger than original) harddisk. I used KDE 3.5 on 10.3 and 11.0. Maybe its a KDE4-thing?