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YaST on SLES10 stops with Segmentation fault

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


It is not possible to start the YaST Software module (yast2 sw_single) in ncurses mode. It stops with a segmentation fault message. The full error message can be for example:

ERROR: YaST got signal 11 at YCP file /usr/share/YaST2/clients/sw_single.ycp:38
ERROR: /sbin/yast: line 276: 7705 Segmentation fault $ybindir/y2base "$module""$@" ncurses $NCTHREADS


Delete the directory /y2update and try again.


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  • Document ID:7001849
  • Creation Date: 11-Nov-2008
  • Modified Date:10-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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