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Re: [SLE] Smart Update problem
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 00:57:06 +1000
  • Message-id: <44BCF6C2.3030401@xxxxxxxxxx>
Rahul Raj wrote:
Hi All,

I tried to update suse 10.1 with yast and failed miserably.

I Installed smart, and gave a system update. Patches were downloaded for
about 4 hours and in the end it popped a message saying some packages
couldn't be retrieved(lots of packages were downloaded).

Nothing happened after that, how do I make sure all the patches were
installed properly? No messages or logs were given. What happened to the
downloaded patches?

Is there any proper documentation for Smart?


I had the same hassle at the start. Seemed that there were some packages which could not be downloaded from the selected channel(s) and so while the packages were downloaded they were not installed.

Start up the Smart Package Manager (Start/System/Configuration ) and Refresh All the Channels and you will (probably) find that smart will now go away and finish downloading the outstanding packages. Main thing is not to panic. Just wait and smart will eventually complete the job - possibly after the next reboot.

Re documentation, go to the smart site and there you will find a FAQ which explains a lot.

While you are there get yourself onto the mailing list of the smart forum. Ask questions there and you get almost instant response (like I am having over the past hour or so :-) ).


"It is well known that among the blind, the one-eyed man is king".

Desiderius Erasmus

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