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Going places with openSUSE's SCPM

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on October 21, 2007 02:50 AM
SCPM is nice, when it works. I used SCPM successfully with 10.2 on my laptop (one profile for home LAN use, one for modem dialup use, etc.). However, I just installed 10.3 (wiped the disk/clean installed) and SCPM is having problems. It doesn't seem to notice changes to /etc/hosts when switching profiles, even though I have network resource group enabled. I worked around the problem by adding my own resource group with a redundant /etc/hosts entry, but something isn't right with SCPM's handling of the network resource group. Sadly, this isn't the first suse release where SCPM had problems.

I recall problems with 9.1 (or 9.3?) as well. Back then, I had tried to upgrade to the latest distro and that resulted in a corrupted SCPM database which made the system unusable. I had to wipe the drive and do a clean install. After that, SCPM worked fine. I've come to expect SCPM problems with each new suse distro.


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