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Re: [SLE] Brute Force fix for Yast Updater and Zen for Newbies like myself
  • From: "L. Mark Stone" <lmstone@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 May 2006 07:35:24 -0400
  • Message-id: <1148816124.7590.11.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 02:36 -0400, Carl Hartung wrote:
> On Sunday 28 May 2006 02:17, Ralph Ellis wrote:
> <snip>
> > In the end, I had to fall back on the Genghis Khan brute
> > force method of software install. I downloaded all of these files
> > into a subdirectory and one by one manually typed in the rpm
> > commands to install them with the following syntax
> > rpm -Uhv --force --nodeps filename.rpm
> This is a very bad idea. The only time you want to use the --force option is
> when you are keeping track of the dependencies, yourself, and your plan is to
> fulfill them later in the installation 'sequence' that you're working on at
> the moment. Otherwise, you do risk experiencing serious system instabilities.
> If you caught my response to Mike in the related thread a few minutes ago, I
> believe the required -devel packages are part of 10.1. You can use the
> 'Software Management' module in YaST or download the packages into a
> directory and run 'rpm -Uhv *.rpm --test'
> If rpm reports no errors, you re-run the command but drop the '--test', as
> follows (as root):
> rpm -Uhv *.rpm
> SuSEconfig
> ldconfig
> Once the required '-devel' packages are installed, you then install the set of
> replacement 'updater system' packages.
> regards,
> Carl

FWIW, I just downloaded all but the -devel and -debuginfo packages and
the remaining packages installed fine with no dependency errors.

It still hogs the cpu for more than a minute when I first log in, but at
least now the system is usable at 100% cpu utilization. It still
doesn't like when I use YaST to add package repositories, but we'll see
what happens with the next version.

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