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YAST Online Update (YOU) fails

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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


Cannot run the YAST Online Update (YOU) to
ERROR:  Patch information retrieval failed.
ERROR:  error error setting certificate verify locations: CAfile: /usr/share/curl/curl-ca-bundle/crt CApath: none.


The server is not setup to use secure sites; cannot use https://.

To setup the server to use secure sites, you will need to go into YAST | SOFTWARE| YAST Online Updates. Under the Update Configuration section hit the down arrow key under Installation Source and change it to "update /youfix" then run the update.

Once you successfully run the update, this will allow you to use secure https:// support.

Next, change the Installation Support back to User-defined Location and set the location to

You now can continue with the YOU update.


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  • Document ID:3003749
  • Creation Date:26-APR-06
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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