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Old 08-25-2007, 07:53 AM   #1
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Cannot install updates to Mandriva from the Internet


Hi everyone,
It is me again. I am using Mandriva Linux 2006, and I am unable to use urpmi to update the installed packages.
The problem is that I connect to the Internet through a http proxy that requires authentication. How can I configure the settings so that I can access the mirrors and so for urpmi?
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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There should be a file in /etc/urpmi/ called proxy.cfg. Usually, you have to define the following:
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http_proxy=<url>:<port>
proxy_user=<user>:<password>
anyway, see man proxy.cfg for details.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply, Colucix. I have actually managed to configure the things and I added the mirrors from the command line. Some things downloaded themselves and added themselves as sources. So far, so good. But when I try to update, I get an error like unable to update, or the mirror unavailable. How to know which mirrors are working?
 
Old 08-27-2007, 12:47 AM   #4
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Did you add mirrors for all repositories from here, if so, make sure to select a mirror closest to you in the drop down menus.
 
Old 08-27-2007, 03:01 AM   #5
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Hi,

Actually, you could also try this source (I hear it's better than the zarb one, but who knows). I use it though:

http://www.mandrivauser.de/smarturpmi/
 
Old 09-01-2007, 07:36 AM   #6
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Thank you, everyone

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for reading my post and trying to help me out. I actually upgraded to Mandriva 2007 Spring and added the corresponding sources. Now urpmi works just fine.
So I guess everything is fine now. I do have a couple of issues with Mandriva 2007 though, but I will post them in a new thread.
Thank you again. May God bless the Linux community.
 
  


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