I have absolutely no idea which of these many Zen forums I should be posting to, so apologies in advance if this is not the correct one, I am guessing! Also I am fairly clueless about Zenworks, it came as one of many default packages installed for me, seems very complicated and has little documentation that I can find. So I have not had the time or the inclination to learn about it or how it updates things for me... Anywise it was not bothering me until recently...

I am running SuSE 10.2 on my laptop. On startup I am getting the following error in a popup window. Any fixes, ideas? Should I remove the Zenworks packages since I am not knowingly using it? Seems to have something to do with updates but Yast Online Updater and the Online Update Applet seems to be meeting my needs....

Marc...

System.NullReferenceException: A null value was found where an object instance was required.

Server stack trace:
at Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager.GetUp dates (Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Catalog catalog) [0x00000]
at Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager.GetUp dates () [0x00000]
at Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.RemotePackageMa


Addendum - here is a copy of my zmd-messages.log file if this helps...

23 Apr 2008 21:53:27 INFO Daemon Received signal SIGTERM
23 Apr 2008 21:53:27 WARN ShutdownManager Preparing to shut down...
23 Apr 2008 21:53:27 INFO UnixWebServer Unix server stopped
23 Apr 2008 21:53:27 WARN ShutdownManager Shutting down daemon...
23 Apr 2008 21:53:27 INFO Daemon Final RSS size is 21020 KB
23 Apr 2008 22:12:05 INFO Daemon Starting ZMD version 7.1.100
23 Apr 2008 22:12:05 INFO Daemon Using Mono 1.1.18.1
23 Apr 2008 22:12:06 INFO WebCache Expiring cached files...
23 Apr 2008 22:12:07 INFO KeyManager Loading key whitelist
23 Apr 2008 22:12:07 INFO Daemon Loading trusted certificates...
23 Apr 2008 22:12:08 WARN NetworkManagerModule Failed to connect to NetworkManager
23 Apr 2008 22:12:08 INFO PackageManagementModule Using ZYPP backend
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ModuleLoader Could not load module 'Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManagement
Module': System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> S
QL logic error or missing database (code: ERROR)--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

at System.Reflection.MonoMethod.Invoke (System.Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, System.Reflection.Binder binder,
System.Object[] parameters, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) [0x00000]
at System.Reflection.MethodBase.Invoke (System.Object obj, System.Object[] parameters) [0x00000]
at Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.ModuleLoader.Init (System.Reflection.Assembly a) [0x00000]
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 ERROR ModuleLoader Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.MODULE_LOAD_ERROR
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ModuleLoader Loaded 'NetworkManager' - 'NetworkManager support'
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ModuleLoader Loaded 'ZENworks Server' - 'SOAP methods used by a ZENworks server'
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ModuleLoader Loaded 'XML-RPC interface' - 'Export ZMD public interfaces over XML-RP
C'
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ServiceManager Mounting Initial Services
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ServiceManager Adding service (keeping if fail): @local
23 Apr 2008 22:12:56 INFO ServiceManager Adding service (keeping if fail): cd:///?devices=/dev/hda&alias=200706
04-112613
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 INFO ServiceManager Failed to add service 'cd:///?devices=/dev/hda&alias=20070604-112613'
(keeping): Failed to parse XML metadata: A null value was found where an object instance was required.
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 INFO ServiceManager Successfully added service '@local'
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 INFO WebCache Expiring cached files...
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 ERROR ServiceManager Service Refresh Failed: Failed to parse XML metadata: A null value was
found where an object instance was required.
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 INFO UnixWebServer Unix server listening for connections.
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 WARN Daemon Not starting remote web server
23 Apr 2008 22:12:57 INFO DaemonHealth Current RSS size is 19940 KB
23 Apr 2008 22:42:57 INFO ServiceManager Attempting to retry service 'cd:///?devices=/dev/hda&alias=20070604-11
2613' (try 1)
23 Apr 2008 22:42:57 ERROR ServiceManager Service refresh failed for '20070604-112613': Failed to parse XML meta
data: A null value was found where an object instance was required.