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Old 03-21-2003, 03:58 PM   #1
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confused about URPMI


whenever I type urpmi packagename

i either get "no such package installed"
or
a list of files installed

what is the point of urpmi?

many thanks
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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Open a console and type 'man urpmi' - this will give an explanation of what it does and how to use it.
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:15 PM   #3
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hmmm

done that
it sort of explains it
but most of the listed commands (autoirpm-icons and urpmi.update.) don't work
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:23 PM   #4
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running it as root user?
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:38 PM   #5
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yeah

it's not in the path for normal user

have to be root to run it at all

it worked once
and it "updated" wine to an earlier version that didn't work
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:43 PM   #6
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i am having the same trouble as salparadise does... i am trying to use "urpmi screen" and as well urpmi some other packages and it only gives me no package found... is there a way that i can resolve this?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:48 PM   #7
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u can use urpmi to update packages or install new ones..but seriously...you might want to read over some documentation before using it...i managed to fubar up my Mdk using it to update gnome....
here are few commands from what i remember

urpmi.update -a
this will update all your package list (ur media)

u can select to upgrade and install everything from your new list by
urpmi --auto-select

if u want just want to install everything with let's say gnome in the name then
urpmi gnome -a

or if u just want to select a package and install package one by one which i don't recommend since this is how i fubared my mdk just type in
urpmi gnome
then it will list all the packages with gnome in the name then just type in
urpmi *package name from the list*

also if u want to add new source (media) to urpmi try this link
http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/urpmiweb.php
this will generate the code for you for easy adding of a new source

hope this helped
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:48 PM   #8
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i'm presuming that it works from the mandrake list of available packages
thus
if i type urpmi "name of not installed package in list" then it works
otherwise no go??
 
Old 03-21-2003, 04:53 PM   #9
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yeah but make sure you update it first and i recommend adding a new working source to it..
most of the time u should be able to find the packages u need...
and it's urpmi.update ..not urpmi.update. <-- no dot at the end..just noticed that now...
hehehe
 
Old 03-21-2003, 05:07 PM   #10
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when i do urmpi.update -a, it ask me to use urpmi.addmedia to add a media. how will i do that?
 
Old 03-21-2003, 05:11 PM   #11
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oh u have to add a source then..i thought urpmi already has one but i guess not..getting too old forgetting stuff....use that link i provided above...just choose a source and it will provide the command u need to add the media to your urpmi....

MY 100 POST!!!!! YAY!!!!!! break dancing time....
 
Old 03-22-2003, 02:15 AM   #12
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followed the link above
did the thing

urpmi mplayer now happily doing it's thing

many many thanks
 
  


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