SuSe Yast hangs due to offline repositories

September 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

I had to install a package using Yast today, but every time I started the software management in Yast it froze, displaying ‘Downloading files’. After some digging around (I am no Linux expert), I found out Suse couldn’t find the package repositories that were configured on the machine.

I added some repositories by duplicating the files in /var/lib/zypp/db/sources and editing their URL and alias with vi. When querying zypper for the repositories they showed up immediately:

machine:/var/lib/zypp/db/sources # zypper sl

# | Enabled | Refresh | Type | Name                                     | URI

--+---------+---------+------+------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------

1 | Yes     | Yes     | YaST | SUSE Linux Official Repo Open source     | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.3/repo/oss/

2 | Yes     | Yes     | YaST | SUSE Linux Official Repo Non Open source | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/10.3/repo/non-oss/

4 | Yes     | Yes     | YaST | SUSE LINUX 10.1                          | http://opensuse.hro.nl/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.1/inst-source
cp a727c04ccf8bec4dcfd5d093571e8abb nonopensour
When I opened the Software Management section in Yast now, it started downloading the files.
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