Unable to successfully run the YaST OES Install and Configuration module

  • 7011540
  • 19-Dec-2012
  • 15-Apr-2013


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 1


When attempting to run YaST "OES Install and Configuration", this will load the Package Manager and instead of then displaying the expected "OES Configuration", "Software Selection" screen with the currently installed and available Pattern selections, the default YaST2 "Software Management" screen is displayed with the "Search" tab selected.

When clicking "Accept" on this screen, YaST2 simply exits.


There are two possible work arounds;

1. Run the individual OES configuration YaST modules from the command line. For example, to run the "novell-lum" module execute "yast novell-lum". This will start the YaST ncurses novell LUM configuration module.

To see a list of all available YaST modules execute "yast --list" from the command line.

2. Specifically add the Open Enterprise Server 11 Support Pack 1 ISO file as an installation source and also temporarily disable the OES11-SP1-Pool Software repository. Having FTP installation sources will not prevent the problem from being encountered.


The YaST OES Install and Configuration module is unable to find the context and installation XML files when the OES11-SP1-Pool repository is available.

Additional Information

The patch for this problem is currently scheduled to be released with the April 2013 Scheduled Maintenance update for Open Enterprise Server 11 - Support pack 1. This is tentatively scheduled to be released towards the end of April 2013.