rug error bug? SLES10


We are updating our systems from of a central yup repository.

During this patching round all systems were patched correctly up to one
system where we have the following problem.

The system is a SLES10.3

When doing a “rug up” rug starts listing all packages that will be
updated. Then it asks for a confirmation to continue.
If we answer yes, then we get the following error:

ERROR: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Next, we patched the system with zypper (same repositories). This went

However our rug/zmd is still broken

To demonstrate this we remove firefox with rug (which was successful)
After this we want to install firefox again with rug, but we got the
same error


rug in firefox3-gtk2
Resolving Dependencies…

The following packages will be installed:
firefox3-gtk2 2.10.6-0.8.27 (

Proceed with transaction? (y/N) y
ERROR: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Please advise



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