(I renamed it to something convenient).
linux-scvm:/home/angadude/Download # rpm -i zypper.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libreadline.so.5()(64bit) is needed by zypper-1.0.2-1.5.x86_64
libzypp.so.523()(64bit) is needed by zypper-1.0.2-1.5.x86_64
So I need those two files off the internets. Links would be disproportionately appreciated
… if zypper is de-installed (for some reason) then you need to install from the UPDATE repository: Index of /update/11.2/rpm
manually downloading to your hard drive: zypper (not the delta zypper) and libzypp and install them with root permissions:
(you may need to change the name for a 32-bit openSUSE) and also you may also need to download and install at the same time additional rpms to solve dependency problems, where you may need to get the rpms off of the OSS repository if not in the UPDATE repository: Index of /distribution/11.2/repo/oss/suse
and install all needed apps all at a time, in one line, with a space between rpms. Hopefully it does not come to that.
linux-scvm:/home/angadude/Download # rpm -Uvh zypper-1.3.4-0.1.3.x86_64.rpm libzypp-6.31.4-0.1.1.x86_64.rpm
error: open of zypper-1.3.4-0.1.3.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of libzypp-6.31.4-0.1.1.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory
linux-scvm:/home/angadude/Download # rpm -i --replacepkgs libzypp-6.31.4-0.1.1.x86_64.rpm
file /usr/lib64/libzypp.so.631.0.4 from install of libzypp-6.31.4-0.1.1.x86_64 conflicts with file from package libzypp-6.31.4-0.1.1.x86_64
Okay, YaST still is kind of handicapped. See this:
libzypp.so.619 => not found
warning: the gtk frontend is installed but does not work
GTK GUI wanted but not found, falling back to Qt.
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'YUINoDialogException'
what(): No dialog existing
YaST got signal 6 at YCP file /usr/share/YaST2/clients/sw_single.ycp:633
/sbin/yast2: line 454: 17836 Aborted $ybindir/y2base $module "$@" "$SELECTED_GUI" $Y2_GEOMETRY $Y2UI_ARGS
You should install all yast related packages from the same repo. Please post output of ‘zypper lr -d’. Don’t start using apt-get or other package managers until this is fixed.
A simple ‘zypper ref && zypper up’ might very well pull in the missing yast updates (IMHO nothing else going on), i.e. finish updating. The errors look like the result of version mismatches.
But, you’ll get there, and got to know a new world
Its difficult to tell what they have done. I suggested downloading the rpms for zypper, and then gave the rpm command to run to install zypper AFTER the rpms were downloaded, and from what I can see they ran the rpm command BEFORE downoading the rpms !! >:(
Clearly they have not the knowledge to follow from my instructions. And I am not able to make it more clear.
I think I will bow out of this thread, as the the knowledge gap is too big between myself and Angadude, and with different approaches to solve the problem coming from 2 different people, it must be very confusing.