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Suse 9 question - update hangs

rj2
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I installed Suse 9 from FTP not so long ago.
Before it worked ok to download and install new security updates and other packages, but now when I run YOU to install new security updates it just hangs with the message "retrieving information about new packages". It can hang like this for hours. (I click on the red exclamation point near the clock and then click "start online update" to start the update).

Is there a log file I can check to find out why it hangs?
How do I kill it, what is the process name reported by ps -A ?
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Alf666, did I ever give the impression that I don't know what YOU stands for? Chances are pretty good that I've been using SuSE for quite a bit longer than you :-) Also, I already suggested to use a different server/mirror.

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khkremer : Sorry. After clicking on "send", I realised that it was a stupid comment. I was probably not fully awakened :-)

But though I'm reluctant in playing "my thing is bigger than yours", I wouldn't bet on it if I were you :-) (though my first Linux was a 0.95, which puts me 2 or 3 versions after you I guess)

:-)))
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I still have some SuSE 4.x CDs somewhere...
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Change of mirror fixed the problem, thanks.
Kind of weird though, because the original mirror was not down.
I tried to connect to the original mirror with command line ftp client and no problem.
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The configuration on the mirror may have changed. YOU expects things to be in certain places. If a file is not where it's supposed to be, YOU will not be able to use it. It should not hang however.
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