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Old 02-10-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 - RPMDRAKE problems


I have just installed Mandrake 10.1, fresh install over 10.0, formatting root and /usr as "recommended" by the installer.

I have some problems which I will post separately. The first is a Software Management one:

In "Configure Your Computer", "Software Management", "Media Manager" there was no source for updates. Moreover in "Remove Programs" not all installed stuff seems to be listed. I found this out because I was having Perl problems (installing Popfile).

Perl 5.8.5 is installed but does not appear in "Remove Software" or "Install Software".

I went to the "easy urpmi" website and added sources, including "Update". This went OK and I found the perl-devel package and installed it. perl-base was also installed. This solved my perl problem but now, in "Remove Software", perl-devel does appear but perl-base doesn't!

Is there a way to rebuild the list of installed apps?

Updating doesn't work. It gets as far as "Examining file of Remote Media", the blue progress bar fills very quickly and then returns to the main screen. I think that it flashes "none" at the end of the message but only for a split second. I have tried 2 update sources so far.

However when in "Install" there are a lot of packages listed under "Updates"

Help appreciated as at the moment I haven't a clue on how to proceed.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:22 AM   #2
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In "Configure Your Computer", "Software Management", "Media Manager" there was no source for updates
I think this only happens if you chose the upgrade option at the end of the install procedure.

I think perl-base is a required package, meaning it shouldn't be uninstalled, or at least not easily. And I don't
understand if it installed along with perl-devel since it contains the /usr/bin/perl binary, and most (all) drak-tools require /usr/bin/perl.

If you know _exactly_ what you're doing you can run 'urpme perl-base' (with an optional --no-deps or --force)
but I'd advice against it.

As for updating, have you tried ftp'ing to those servers. Perhaps they're down or something.

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Old 02-10-2005, 04:36 AM   #3
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Yeah, perl-base is use by the Mandrake config tools, so removing it disables all Mandrake config tools and breaks your system.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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Strange. The config tools were working so maybe the perl-base I installed was an update to the one already there (It was automatically selected when I selected perl-devel).

Nevertheless I cannot get updates. Looking through various posts I get the impression that Mandrake updates go belly-up every now and then so maybe this is one of those times.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 09:16 AM   #5
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The only problem with mkd-update I've had is that my mirror sometimes is overloaded.
OTOH I always update using urpmi instead of the graphic tools.
'urpmi.update ftp1u && urpmi --auto-select --media ftp1u' (my update source is called ftp1u) works great if the server's OK.
Begin by ftp'ing your update source(s) and see if that works.

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Old 02-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #6
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Is there a way to rebuild the list of installed apps?
Just so happens, I was reading how to do that last night. Check this out.
http://www.brunolinux.com/03-Install..._Database.html
 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:56 PM   #7
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The procedure linked to in the previous post did not work for me. I did not even have the __DB* files mentioned.

However it helped me realise what might have been the source of the problem.

When installing i did not format /var. I should have as the old files were still in /var/lib/RPM and var/lib/urpmi.

Anyway i reinstalled (formatting everything except /home) and all seems fine.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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