Hi, I also have a few mandriva-release-xxxxxx-2009.0 packages installed.
If you really want the common package, using urpmi from a konsole/shell, type this...
urpmi --allow-nodeps --allow-force (package-name)
You don't say what the problem is,
any one of these lines will/should give you a version as output from a shell...
commands for knowing which linux is running, first and last ones...
What is the error you got before?