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Old 04-30-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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Mandriva + Synaptic + Repositories --- Resolved


Hi,

I have been searching but can't seem to find any info on setting up repositories for mandriva 2006 with synaptic.I have synaptic and it loads fine.

any tutorials or info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Last edited by dfwcomputer; 05-02-2006 at 06:08 PM. Reason: Resolved
 
Old 05-01-2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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Hello
Have you set up any repositories at all - using anything other than Synaptic eg easyurpmi?

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Old 05-02-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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Cool

I finally managed to get synaptic working.For anyone else having trouble this is how i did it.

Setting up Repositories in synaptic under mandriva 2006.

Browse to /etc/apt/ and open sources.list in your favourite editor.


As an example to show how it can be done , here is what I added to my /etc/apt/sources.list

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# plf
rpm ftp://ftp.grolier.fr/pub/unix/linux/...ake/free/10.2/ hdlist i586

# updates
rpm ftp://ftp.grolier.fr/pub/unix/linux/.../main_updates/ media_info/hdlist .

# main
rpm ftp://ftp.grolier.fr/pub/unix/linux/....0/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_main main

# contrib
rpm ftp://ftp.grolier.fr/pub/unix/linux/....0/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_contrib contrib

# jpackage
rpm ftp://ftp.grolier.fr/pub/unix/linux/....0/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_jpackage jpackage

# CD1
rpm file:///mnt/cdrom/media/ media_info/hdlist1 Mandriva 2006 CD1

# CD2
rpm file:///mnt/cdrom/media/ media_info/hdlist2 Mandriva 2006 CD2

# CD3
rpm file:///mnt/cdrom/media/ media_info/hdlist3 Mandriva 2006 CD3

# CD4
rpm file:///mnt/cdrom/media/ media_info/hdlist1 Mandriva 2006 CD4

# CD5
rpm file:///mnt/cdrom/media/ media_info/hdlist2 Mandriva 2006 CD5

# CD6
rpm file:///mnt/cdrom/media/ media_info/hdlist3 Mandriva 2006 CD6
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I have also added the installation CD's

The thing i noticed was that you can't use the synthesis.hdlist.cz you must use the hdlist.cz files which tend to be quite large.(e.g. 8MB for one that i use) this is painfull for people like me on dialup as it takes for ever.I initally loaded synaptic after making these changes and clicked on reload Package Information under the Edit menu it came up failed but i noticed the internet connection working it's *** off eventually about 32 minutes later it came up fine and i was away.
Just remember if your on dialup the hour glass can sit there for quite a while.

Hope this helps someone else.

Thanks
Noob
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:11 PM   #4
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Thanks buddy for your effort

I also added this:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Last edited by maxie; 06-02-2006 at 06:29 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2006, 10:40 AM   #5
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Thanks buddy for your effort

I also added this:

[easyurpmi URL snipped cuz I can't post one yet being a noob here..]
Hummm...

Have you removed it since then?

All I see are URPMI and SMART options. I don't see anything for APT.
 
Old 05-03-2008, 01:07 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dfwcomputer View Post
Browse to /etc/apt/ and open sources.list in your favourite editor.

As an example to show how it can be done , here is what I added to my /etc/apt/sources.list

-----
# plf
rpm ftp://ftp.grolier.fr/pub/unix/linux/...ake/free/10.2/ hdlist i586

The thing i noticed was that you can't use the synthesis.hdlist.cz you must use the hdlist.cz files which tend to be quite large.(e.g. 8MB for one that i use)

My /etc/apt/sources.list looks like this:

rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_main main/release
rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_main_updates main/updates
rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_main_backports main/backports
#rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_contrib main
#rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_contrib_backports main
#rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_contrib_backports contrib/backports
#rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_non-free main


#rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_contrib_testing main
#rpm ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr...nt/i586/media/ media_info/hdlist_contrib_updates main

I added APT::Cache-Limit "50000000"; to apt.conf when it gave me "mmap ran out of room"
I had to comment out most sources becase apt gave me an error:
"E: Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of."
 
  


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