openSUSE is an awesome OS but has a few annoyance. We will look at the Zenworks Management Daemon today. Somehow every time I install or update a package through YaST or the updater the the process will stall at “synchronizing with Zen” or something like that.

I am not the first person to face this problem so hopefully openSUSE 10.3 which is coming out soon will address this.

Follow the steps below to remove ZMD,

#> sudo su -

#> rczmd stop

#> rpm -e zmd libzypp-zmd-backend sqlite-zmd rug zen-updater

Ok, now the built in openSUSE updater will kick in the next time you run an update.