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Old 02-22-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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mandrake community edition 10.0 free updates?


Hi All

I have just installed, mandrake linux and was planning on having it as a webserver. I can now see that mandrake want you to pay for the pleasures uf patching, sounds a bit like microsoft to me! anyway, is there a way of patching the system any other way??? I'm using mandrake 10.0 community (free) download edition. Any ideas. If it can't be patched for free does fedora or any other newbie distro's?

have fun all

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Old 02-22-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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Fedora does have free updates, but you can almost get a power pack MDK for free if i remember correctly. Add the pubic servers to you database and u can d/l all the stuff thats on the power pack apart from the proprietary s/w, I.e. Nvidia drivers etc.
I like fedora tho.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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You don't have to pay to upgrade your Mandrake system. All you have to do is use the upgrade facility in Mandrakes package manager or configure urpmi update sources. Whats made you think that Mandrake would provide you with a free download and leave you with an unpatched system?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:04 PM   #4
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more fun

mandrake loaded

click on red icon in taskbar, this says welcome to mandrake online, i create an account and go through the dialog. at the end, madrake updates applet kicks in, but shows new updates are not available, i then check the log and it says online services disabled, contact mandrake online site. this is as far as i get. is it possible to do this through urpmi? where do i get to this from?

cheers for your help
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:23 PM   #5
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You don't use Mandrake Online unless you want to pay for official Mandrake support, you use urpmi/rpmdrake to upgrade/update packages.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:45 PM   #6
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Everything is explained on MandrakeClub site, for free, too !
 
  


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