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Re: [SLE] Yast destroyed
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 16:04:06 +1000
  • Message-id: <44ADF956.7070907@xxxxxxxxxx>
Wolfgang Klameth wrote:
During an usual update with "online update" or "system update", yast programs and libraries where destoyed - the update deleted packages - I fear I cannot describe exactly how it happend, I remember it did not inform me very much about what the system wanted to do.

But: I cannot restore the lost packages. When I boot the system, I have no yast, also not in character mode. Rug also does not work - it aborts when I start the program.

I tried to update the installation from the CD. At first everything works fine, but there is a conflict, that I cannot resolve: the window with the message about the conflicting packages opens: it says something about and so. It suggestes that it should be deleted, I mark the option, I retry solving conflicts - and the same message appears - no way out.

I can't solve your dilemma but can suggest that you try deleting the libzypp etc rpms manually (as root, on a commandline). Do this with-

rpm -e <full name of the rpm>

Once it/they are deleted then do 'SuSEconfig' (without the quotes) to rebuild the rpm database.


I then made rpm -qa|grep libzyp - there is no such package.

I apologize about the vague description. But is ther a possibilite to repair the system (the automatic repair from the CD does not work, because at the end it tries to start yast from the installed system - and it aborts of course)? The system is running, only yast and the update part does not work.

I think I could try to install the lost packages (but I do not know, what is missing) with rpm from somewhere. But from where?

Otherwise I would have to install the system newly.

The system is Suse 10.1.

Thank you in advance

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

Desiderius Erasmus

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