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Old 05-31-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
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No updates found in RPMdrake ... Problem?


I have mandrake 9.1 when i use mandrake update (rpmdrake) it takes a long time to search for updates then it comes back and says i am up to date. I know for a fact there are updates but it won't see any of them. My internet connection is fine i can get on the internet just fine. Anyone else have this problem? What do I need to do to fix it.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:32 AM   #2
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Well. I would suggest you try using a different mirror. That might help. And if that doesn't work, just go do the dirty work yourself and download and install the updates yourself.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
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Are you looking at all updates, or specifically bugfix, security or the other option?
Tried a different mirror?
Tried rebuilding your rpm database?

If all else fails, manually download the packages and install them maybe.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:40 AM   #4
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I have all bug fixes and everything checked. How do you change the mirror site?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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When it starts you can pick a mirror. If not, try using it via the MCC, or use a manual download eg from ftp://ftp.club-internet.fr/pub/unix/...dates/9.1/RPMS so you have the files afterwards to backup and use on other installs.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 11:36 AM   #6
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Pardon my ignorance but what is MMC. I ran it in terminal and here is what it says

[don@localhost bin]$ ./MandrakeUpdate
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
retrieving description file of "update_source"...
retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "update_source"...
ftp://ftp.stealth.net/pub/mirrors/ft...base/hdlist.cz
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7 or signal 0

retrieve of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
no hdlist file found for medium "update_source"
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]


I see its failing at the ftp site.. how do i change that to a valid ftp and where is a valid ftp?
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:11 PM   #7
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When you first start the update application, it will ask you which mirror you would like to use from the downloads. It gives you different locations and different mirror sites to download from.I'm not sure what to do with the error your recieveing though.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:10 PM   #8
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No problem. Go into Manage Software Sources - in the Control Centre under Software. It will show you all your sources. Highlight the update source and choose Delete. Then save and exit. The next time you run an update, you must choose a different source.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:50 PM   #9
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You might also want to check out this site:

http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/index.php

this handy utility from those nice Penguin Liberation Front people will give you the command you need to add media to your RPMdrake configuration, from the command line.

I far prefer doing it this way to using the GUI - just a personal thing.

go online - open a console - su to root - type urpmi.addmedia <whatever the site tells you> - and you're away. When you next open RPMdrake you'll see the mirror you selected added to your sources list.

There are lots of mirrors, you may well have better luck with another one.

Incidentally this information is also to be found on the mandrakeclub pages, in a very similar format - but I don't think these can be accessed unless you are actually a mandrakeclub member.

Also you might want to run man urpmi to get further information about the utility (RPMdrake/grpmi is a graphical frontend for urpmi, even in 9.1, tho' you'd be hard pressed to tell this from Mandy's documentation!).

hth
jd
 
Old 06-01-2003, 07:37 AM   #10
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Btw MCC is the Mandrake Control Center
 
  


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