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Old 06-19-2004, 06:01 AM   #1
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Saving Update Packages For Later


Hi

I have the new version 10 and there are quite a few updates available. I only have 56k dial up so I do not want to have to download them all twice, just save them to hdd and burn them to cd. So, if for any reason I have to reinstall it, I want to be able to add all these updates from a cd and just download the extras after this date.

Can anyone help me with this request?

Cheers
Asif
 
Old 06-19-2004, 06:48 AM   #2
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go to This Thread & look for my post #7 on how & where to get security updates for download. then in the same thread, look for my post #10 for how to set up a local update source if you ever wanna go that route.

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Old 06-19-2004, 07:43 AM   #3
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otish1000c, thanks for the info, I will get that done over the next few days. I remember back in mandrake 8.2 days when it had an option of saving the things when you used mcc, it was not there in 9.2 and I thought it would return in this version, but no it did not, bummer

Oh well, this will help me anyway, so thanks again.

Cheers
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Old 06-19-2004, 07:52 AM   #4
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Hi again,, I cannot get anywhere with that mandrake link, it wants me to pay which is not what i want to do. Is there another way of doing it?

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Old 06-19-2004, 08:43 AM   #5
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try this one.....same instructions apply......... MDK Mirror Sites List . if for some reason you get to that same "join mdk club......" page again just click the "already a member/plan to join later" button. you don't need to pay/join to access the mirror sites.

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Old 06-19-2004, 04:43 PM   #6
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Hi again otis, yes that will do it I believe. You know, dumbo me never even read past the first option I saw the first "pay" option and left, silly me. Anyway, after a bit of mucking around I have found the correct location and can start my queue For those in the asia pacific region this is the link to the first page:

Code:
http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Mandrakelinux/official/updates/10.0/RPMS/

Cheers
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Old 06-21-2004, 04:07 AM   #7
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Hi again.

I just want to say thank you, I now have them all on hdd. That link I posted is crap I had nothing but lost connections on the large files and even some of the smaller files, we are talking 70k files! I gave up on the Taiwan mirror and used the Californian one instead, it was not much slower and the 40M kernal update has not faulted once! Hmmph, wish I had swapped links earlier.

On another point, that link and its info re installing the updates, I get an error with the
urpmi.update -a command and this is what I get

[root@localhost /]# urmpi.update -a
bash: urmpi.update: command not found
[root@localhost /]#

I found some urmpi packages on my install cds so installed them, but still got the same error message, any idea what I can do?


Cheers
Asif

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Old 06-21-2004, 05:55 AM   #8
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Re: Saving Update Packages For Later

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Originally posted by Asificare
Hi

I have the new version 10 and there are quite a few updates available. I only have 56k dial up so I do not want to have to download them all twice, just save them to hdd and burn them to cd. So, if for any reason I have to reinstall it, I want to be able to add all these updates from a cd and just download the extras after this date.

Can anyone help me with this request?

Cheers
Asif
Well I select sources with Easy Urpmi and then:
urpmi.update -a

then

urpmi --auto-select --wget --noclean

and for specific individual packages:

urpmi "packagename without quotes" --wget --noclean

Using the --noclean option above will download the package(s) (AND install them) and leave the downloaded .rpms in:

/var/cache/urpmi/rpms

which can then be moved to a directory of your choice for backup and deleted from the dir above. The --wget option is optional but I like it as it uses wget to retrieve distant files.

This saves me a lot of time because I'm on 56k too.

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Old 06-21-2004, 06:19 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Asificare


On another point, that link and its info re installing the updates, I get an error with the
urpmi.update -a command and this is what I get

[root@localhost /]# urmpi.update -a
bash: urmpi.update: command not found
[root@localhost /]#

I found some urmpi packages on my install cds so installed them, but still got the same error message, any idea what I can do?


Cheers
Asif
ummm, that's my fault..........sorry. i made a typo on that original thread (corrected now).

the command to update is.......

Code:
urpmi.update -a
not urMpi.

sorry. try the corrected command & you should be fine.

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Old 06-21-2004, 06:54 AM   #10
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Hi, thanks for the info, unfortunately I cannot do any of those commands see previous post.

Cheers
Asif
 
Old 06-21-2004, 04:35 PM   #11
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Hi, a bit of crossposting and confusion happened last night, I will try an clear up a few things.

The urmpi command did not work, but is now working, so the command

urpmi.update -a did its job so thanks.

furfurdemon666, I posted my response to your post because at this stage it still did not work and I had not seen the typo correction, so sorry I also want to follow one set of instructions at a time or I will be really confused

So, back to now. The next command you gave me otis was

urpmi --auto --autoselect ,,, well it produced the following error

[root@localhost Asif]# urpmi --auto --autoselect
urpmi: unknown option "--autoselect", check usage with --help

(It is showing up as - - in the terminal screen, but -- here, maybe just my fonts)

What is my next step please? I have to say that I used the mcc/packaging/install option to do a few packages, but I may have done the wrong thing, I hope not.

Cheers
Asif
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:16 AM   #12
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once again i am truly sorry. i really gotta start proof reading more carefully. the correct command is..........

urpmi --auto --auto-select


notice, there's a hyphen in auto-select.

i will edit the other thread so as not to cause further confusion.

/me needs to get glasses checked

otis
 
Old 06-22-2004, 03:59 PM   #13
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Hi again otis.

It all works, although it did nothing cos I had already used mcc to do the updates( it just said all packages already installed). But it now works anyway, so thanks. Hey, don't worry about a few typos, it happens all the time and easily corrected. Thanks for your help, at least I learnt now to look and see what I am typing(or C & P) into a terminal. I mean, I would now pick up on uprmi rather than urpmi, I hope anyway <g>

Cheers
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