All went well and I only use it when and if I decided to travel. Come the long Chinese New Year holidays and I decided to dust off the long unused Live USB and plugged it into my workhorse, DELL E6330 and ran zypper up.
Suddenly I was bombarded with a bunch of "Error message: Failed to connect to xxx.xxxxxx.xxx port 80: Network is unreachable" .
Scouring the web has yielded the following solution:
- Edit the /etc/sysctl.conf file and add the following:
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1
- Then execute the following:
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6
And my zypper works once again.