"zypper ps" does not reset (zypper 1.5.3)

I am running 11.4RC6 on a 64-bit box with a custom-compiled 2.6.38.rc2 kernel, and factory 4.6.

I am quite familiar with zypper, but approximately four weeks ago a problem arose that I have been unable to fix. When I update with zypper, I do a “zypper ps” to learn if there are any programs that require restarting. If there are, I will switch to the console, drop to init 3, and then come back up to init 5. Ninety-eight percent of the time, that routine will clear the “zypper ps” results. One percent of the time, I have to drop down to init 1, to clear the “zypper ps” results. I have done that procedure for a year, if not three.

Recently, the “zypper ps” command reveals a lot (three or four screens) of programs that are to be restarted. However, dropping down to init 3, init 1, or even rebooting does not clear the “zypper ps” results.

I am attaching the results of the “ZYPP_LOGFILE=zypper.log zypper -vv ps” command.

2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp::satpool] PoolImpl.cc(PoolImpl):179 Creating sat-pool.
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] main.cc(main):75 ===== Hi, me zypper 1.5.3 built Jan 17 2011 18:39:47 =====
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] main.cc(main):76 ===== ‘zypper’ ‘-vv’ ‘ps’ =====
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(autodetectSystemArchitecture):59 Uname architecture is ‘x86_64’
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(autodetectTextLocale):164 Default text locale is ‘en’
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(Impl):272 libzypp: 8.12.0 built Jan 17 2011 17:11:36
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] IniParser.cc(parse):69 Start parsing /etc/zypp/zypp.conf[g
_]
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] IniParser.cc(parse):119 Done parsing /etc/zypp/zypp.conf[eF]
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [Progress++] ProgressData.cc(report):86 {#1|/etc/zypp/zypp.conf}END
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(Impl):475 ZConfig singleton created.
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(ZConfig):569 libzypp: 8.12.0 built Jan 17 2011 17:11:36
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(ZConfig):569 satsolver: 0.16.1
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(ZConfig):569 zypp.conf: ‘/etc/zypp/zypp.conf’
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(ZConfig):569 TextLocale: ‘en’ (en)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zconfig] ZConfig.cc(ZConfig):569 SystemArchitecture: ‘x86_64’ (x86_64)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(Zypper):76 Zypper instance created.
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] media.h(MediaCallbacks):181 Set media callbacks…
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):316 START
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <5> fileserver(7703) [Measure] Measure.cc(Impl):145 START MEASURE(ReadConfig)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Augeas.cc(Augeas):21 Going to read zypper config using Augeas…
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Augeas.cc(Augeas):106 Done reading conf files:
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Augeas.cc(Augeas):111 user conf read: no
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Augeas.cc(Augeas):112 global conf read: yes
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <5> fileserver(7703) [Measure] Measure.cc(elapsed):167 ELAPSED(ReadConfig) 0 (u 0.00 s 0.00 c 0.00)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/main//showAlias = false
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/main/1/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/main/
/repoListColumns = Anr
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/main/2/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/solver//installRecommends = yes
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/solver/3/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/solver/
/forceResolutionCommands = remove
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/solver/4/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color//useColors = never
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/5/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/
/background = dark
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/6/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color//result = white
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/7/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/
/msgStatus = grey
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/8/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color//msgError = red
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/9/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/
/msgWarning = yellow
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/10/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color//positive = green
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/11/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/
/negative = red
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/12/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color//highlight = lightcyan
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/13/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/
/promptOption = grey
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/color/14/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/obs//baseUrl = Index of /repositories
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/obs/15/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(get):148 Got /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/obs/
/platform = openSUSE_11.3
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Augeas.cc(isCommented):220 /files/etc/zypp/zypper.conf/obs/16/commented: true
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <5> fileserver(7703) [Measure] Measure.cc(~Impl):153 MEASURE(ReadConfig) 0 (u 0.00 s 0.00 c 0.00) [0 (u 0.00 s 0.00 c 0.00)]
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):420 Verbosity 3
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):421 Output type 1
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):528 repos.d dir = /etc/zypp/repos.d
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):529 cache dir = /var/cache/zypp
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):530 raw cache dir = /var/cache/zypp/raw
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):531 solv cache dir = /var/cache/zypp/solv
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper++] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):532 package cache dir = /var/cache/zypp/packages
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):544 Repositories enabled
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(processGlobalOptions):716 DONE
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(processCommandOptions):870 START
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(processCommandOptions):2451 Done parsing options.
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(processCommandOptions):2470 Done
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp++] ZYppFactory.cc(lockFileExists):163 /var/run/zypp.pid{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppFactory.cc(zyppLocked):283 no lockfile /var/run/zypp.pid found
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppFactory.cc(zyppLocked):286 running as root. Will attempt to create /var/run/zypp.pid
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppFactory.cc(exLockFile):145 locked (exclusive)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppFactory.cc(unLockFile):156 unlocked
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppFactory.cc(createLockFile):175 written lockfile with pid 7703
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppFactory.cc(shLockFile):134 locked (shared)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppImpl.cc(ZYppImpl):45 libzypp: 8.12.0 built Jan 17 2011 17:11:36
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppImpl.cc(ZYppImpl):45 satsolver: 0.16.1
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppImpl.cc(ZYppImpl):45 zypp.conf: ‘/etc/zypp/zypp.conf’
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppImpl.cc(ZYppImpl):45 TextLocale: ‘en’ (en)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppImpl.cc(ZYppImpl):45 SystemArchitecture: ‘x86_64’ (x86_64)
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp] ZYppImpl.cc(ZYppImpl):46 Initializing keyring…
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp::KeyRing] KeyRing.cc(Impl):93 Current KeyRing::DefaultAccept: 0000000000
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(doCommand):2560 Going to process command 83
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp++] ExternalProgram.cc(start_program):229 Executing ‘lsof’ ‘-n’ ‘-FpcuLRftkn0’
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp++] ExternalProgram.cc(start_program):381 pid 7704 launched
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypp++] ExternalProgram.cc(checkStatus):482 Pid 7704 successfully completed
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/udev{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/lmgr{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/hal{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/hal{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/polkit{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/polkit{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/nmb{- 0754 0/0 size 3439}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/nmb{- 0754 0/0 size 3439}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/rsyslog{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/rsyslog{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/rsyslog{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/rsyslog{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/mrmonitor{- 0544 0/0 size 1429}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/mrmonitor{- 0544 0/0 size 1429}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/mrmonitor{- 0544 0/0 size 1429}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/mrmonitor{- 0544 0/0 size 1429}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/vmnet-dhcp{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/vmnet-dhcp{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/vmnet-nat{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/cups{- 0755 0/0 size 5665}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/ntp{- 0755 0/0 size 6689}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/smb{- 0754 0/0 size 3589}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/smb{- 0754 0/0 size 3589}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/ansyslm{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/upower{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/upower{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/udev{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:00:57 <2> fileserver(7703) [zypp::misc] CheckAccessDeleted.cc(service):257 /etc/init.d/udev{does not exist}
2011-01-30 19:01:22 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] Zypper.cc(cleanup):4565 START
2011-01-30 19:01:22 <1> fileserver(7703) [zypper] main.cc(~Bye):60 ===== Exiting

Some processes may take a manual restart or a reboot.

This thread should belong in Pre-Release/Beta as it is about 11.4 M6

Thank you for the input.

I forgot to add that I have rebooted several times (e.g., after doing a DUP and compiling a new kernel).

Some processes may take a manual restart or a reboot.

I have no issue with this post being in Pre-Release/Beta. Are you going to transfer it? Thanks.

I can’t because I am not a moderator/administrator.

This will be moved in due time.

To the OP: please note that it is very confusing for the normal user to see threads with al sorts of problems, while this is in effect about unreleased software. Also for you it would be better to post in the correct forums, because it is there where the people that are doing working with pre-release software are looking around.

This is now in Pre-release/Beta.