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wyohman 12-27-2003 12:45 AM

Creating Local Update Mirror
I've mirrored the Mandrake updates on my local machine but I can't seem to get the configuration to see them. Anyone setup a local update system?


dingding66 12-28-2003 01:02 AM

you'll need to generate an for it. this can be done using genhdlist
Then just put in the paths in the Software Media Manager.


wyohman 12-28-2003 02:07 AM

This file was mirrored directly from a Mandrake Update server. It appears to load the list file but I always get a "void" error.

dingding66 12-28-2003 02:26 AM

if it says "the list of updates is void" (or something like that) then it means you've already installed those updates and there's no new ones to install, IIRC.

wyohman 12-28-2003 02:36 AM

I familar with what it means but since I've installed no updates, there must be something else wrong. I went so far as to check a few of the version numbers between installed software and those in the update queue. They don't match. Something isn't quite right but unfortunately it doesn't give much information.


dingding66 12-28-2003 02:58 AM

in your Media Manager it is named update_source, right? I'm running out of ideas... got me stumped now.

wyohman 12-28-2003 03:03 AM

You are correct. That's what makes the issue so strange.


dingding66 12-28-2003 03:19 AM

I'm going to try mucking around with mine and see what I can see. I think you may have to use a webserver and add it not as "local files" but as "security updates" with url http://localhost/path/ but I'm not 100% sure. I'll let you know if I get it working.

dingding66 12-28-2003 04:07 AM

Now I'm at a total loss. I'm right where you are on it and having the same problems though I don't see why it would be like that. Odd. I tried using the webserver, local files, just not working. (i'm on 9.2 but getting the same kinds of errors). I even tried regenerating my hdlist instead of the one on the server to no avail.

wyohman 12-28-2003 08:03 AM

I've even tried the forums at Mandrake Club and have gotten no response. Very odd.


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