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Old 02-15-2004, 09:22 AM   #1
gavinbeatty
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new rpm installs hide all mandrake tools


Bit of a weird problem here.

I followed some rpm instructions on PLF and now whenever a new package is installed my Kmenu only contains some very basic non-mandrake progs.

What I did was:

su

urpmi.addmedia local file://home/user_name/rpms

urpmi.update local

with my own rpms directory of course, not home/user_name/rpms.

I can fix the problem by "upgrading" my Mandrake 9.2 to Mandrake 9.2 but I can't stand doing this every time.

Maybe next time I won't be such an idiot and do ANYTHING I don't understand as root again, but hey, you live and learn.

Thanks in advance,

Gav
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
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type update-menus -v at a command prompt
this will rebuild the menus
the process appears to hang after a short while and does not return to the command prompt
just close the terminal manually
 
Old 02-16-2004, 07:21 AM   #3
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Cheers mate!

I actually found out how to remove that "local" rpm dir I created so it's fine now but I actually did need to know how to update my menus for a different problem.

I suppose me and my atheistic ways will have to agree in this case that Jesus does save... (you're Jesus, right?).

Once again, cheers!
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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no
I ain't Jesus,

but glad to help
 
  


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