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Re: [SLE] Online Update via Yast2 problems...
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 03:02:07 +1000
  • Message-id: <44AA9F0F.3040101@xxxxxxxxxx>
Istvan Gabor wrote:
Hello all:

This is an answer too to the other replies in this thread.
Let me write my experience of this SUSE YOU update in 10.1.

1. First of all if I click 'Online Update' in YaST Control Center, for about three (!) minutes it seems that nothing's going on.
However top reports a y2base process running and using more than 99 % of CPU and 50 % of memory, thus slowing down the whole system. During this there is no one note, no one progress bar, nothing. Really awkward.
2. Finally I get the online update window with available patches.
In my case 2 of them has the ticks and also the little triangles:
lybzipp update and yast2-online-update. Now I click 'Accept' and then the window closes and no update patch is installed.

3. I reopen the Online Update window again. See point 1.
4. The same as point 2, again I have the triangels and ticks at the abovementioned patches.

5. With the right mouse click I can change the ticks to on and off (install/do not install) states of the patches. But turning to install state the triangles do not reappear. I could not find a way make them reappear.

6. Now the ticks are on but there are no triangles.
Click on accept. The window closes without installing the patches.

So you guys can try to explain about triangles and ticks, this thing just does not do what it should.
At least I guess.

I think the old you update system was really reliable.
And this one in 10.1 is not working and if it does, it is very awkward.
I know this was discussed in the forum(s) already and patches were released. But many (including me) just do not have time to read all of the list mails and figure out what to do and how.
I searched the suse and novell site for a description and solution of this zmd/libzypp/online update problem but found nothing. Please send me a link if there is one.


Life is too short and I have wasted too much of whatever I have left on this zmd disaster. So, zmd has been flushed down the sewer, and with Fred Miller's help I have just switched over to smart (at least I think I have - will know when it actually updates something :-) ).


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

Desiderius Erasmus

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