zen-updater problems (SUSE)

Jerry Feldman gaf at blu.org
Wed Aug 30 08:46:29 EDT 2006

On Tuesday 29 August 2006 6:33 pm, Chris OConnell wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>  I had a problem where zen-updater kept telling me that there were tables
> built every time I tried to do an update.
>  I removed it through the SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT in YaST, rebooted and added
> the software.
>  I no longer get that error, however, the zen-updater icon never lights
> up that there are any updates (I know there are 31).  Each time I right
> click on the icon and click REFRESH it just sits there for hours never
> updating.
There were some bugs in the initial issue of the Zen updater in SuSE 10.1. 
One of the things you should check is the installation source. You can do 
this through YaST (or use the rug command):
YaST/Software/Installation Source
You then need to make sure you have a valid repository. These are what I 
have, but you only need one. These are for 64_bit. 

I think that for 32-bit, just remove the x86_64.

Additionally, make sure the refresh is on. If refresh is not on, then 
zenworks will not detect if updates are available.

Once you add a valid repository, it will show up as a YUM repository, and 
Zen should pick it up within a few minutes. No need to reboot. You may also 
do a YaST online update as there were some fixes to the zenworks libraries. 

Note that SuSE Zenworks is Ximian's Red Carpet, and the new repositories are 
now YUM. 
Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
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