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Old 09-04-2003, 02:44 AM   #16
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I am using the Mandrake Control Centre and this is the manner I've used to try and add the directory. Notice that this one is pointing to a point in the Linux partition and yet I get the same error now.

I feel there is something obvious that I am missing.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 09:45 AM   #17
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try doing it from the command line. Open konsole, Change to root by the su command and to ensure all urpmi related packages are installed do

urpmi urpmi

then

urpmi.addmedia "Downloaded RPMs" file://usr/src/RPM/RPMS

Post what error messages, if any, you get so we can have a better idea of what is going wrong.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:44 AM   #18
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I'll try it this evening and see what it comes up with. I'll be a bit disappointed if I can't do it again from the GUI. I want to feel comfortable with GUI before I delve deeper into console mode.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 10:54 AM   #19
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you could ensure that everything urpmi related is installed using gui. In rpmdrake, search for urpmi and it should list anything that is not yet installed.

I suggest the command line because you get to see the error messages that you often don't get to see in gui mode. Seeing the error messages helps determining the problem.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:49 AM   #20
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Seems there was a bad rpm but the GUI RPM manager wasn't telling me that just that it couldn't add the data. When i saw that on the Konsole, i just deleted the bad rpm and everything worked.

I suspect what had happened is that i had added the new rpms before I reinstalled but had not updated the source. Which is why everything was seemingly fine before the reinstall.
 
  


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