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Old 05-10-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
Jeff_Eklund
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Okey, another stupid question. I am actually getting a little tired of urpmi. I mean, its a great tool, but it dosen't seem like the sources does any upgrades on the programs there at all. Perhaps this is just for my version of Mandrake (Yeah, not Mandriva), but every program I try to install with urpmi is like half a year old! Version 0.4 instead of 1.1... And I'm getting a little tired of that. I heard of someone using apt and synaptic on mandrake, and I thought, could this be done? Obviously. How do you go about setting sources for mandrake RPMs (or do I need special sources?), will apt interefere with my other programs, and so on, and so on... Basically, is it possible and how do I configure the program to work for me?
Thanks a bunch, you guys rock!

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Old 05-11-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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i looked around ages ago and decided that it was worth moving to debian for APT, there was no real way of using apt on mandrake that was nearly as effective,
 
Old 05-11-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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Re: Synaptic

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Originally posted by Jeff_Eklund
Okey, another stupid question. I am actually getting a little tired of urpmi. I mean, its a great tool, but it dosen't seem like the sources does any upgrades on the programs there at all. Perhaps this is just for my version of Mandrake (Yeah, not Mandriva), but every program I try to install with urpmi is like half a year old! Version 0.4 instead of 1.1... And I'm getting a little tired of that. I heard of someone using apt and synaptic on mandrake, and I thought, could this be done? Obviously. How do you go about setting sources for mandrake RPMs (or do I need special sources?), will apt interefere with my other programs, and so on, and so on... Basically, is it possible and how do I configure the program to work for me?
Thanks a bunch, you guys rock!

\\Jeff
synaptic is a easy-gui, you just have to find source for RPMS on the net maybe rpmfind.net or something else. after that you just open the gui and add sources and take an action.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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Mandrake and synaptic don't go well together since urpmi and rpmdrake seem to get the job done so very little effort has been made to make sure that synaptic works fine. I am sure the version of apt thats available for mandrake uses the same repositories as urpmi, so installing it won't really solve any of your problems.

You need to make sure that you have urpmi update sources configured and also keep the rest upto date. I have noticed you are using community, you may want to change your repositories to point to official or upgrade your system to Mandriva 2005 LE.

Last edited by reddazz; 05-11-2005 at 12:06 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your answers. It seems that using apt and synaptic is a dead end... Perhaps my best bet is to do as reddazz says, and change to Mandriva 2005 LE? And, I am using the urpmi-sources for the community version, I wasn't sure of how the official ones were different from the community ones, but as I understand you, reddazz, it's okay to use the official sources, even if I'm using community?
And if I wanted to upgrade to Mandriva 2005 LE, is there any way to do this without formatting and reinstalling?
 
Old 05-11-2005, 08:03 PM   #6
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There is a way (as I understand it) to point at the 2005SE depots, but I wouldn't recommend it. D/L the ISO, and do a "upgrade". That will install 2005LE along with your old stuff. Should work, but you may find doing a install and formatting your / partition to be the best way (I've done both of these successfully).
 
Old 05-12-2005, 08:23 AM   #7
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You can point your current community version to official and you will get quite a lot of upgrades. You may also wish to get yourself a copy of 2005LE, its a very good distro.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 03:06 PM   #8
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Support for Community Edition ceases when the Official Edition is released. So you should *at least* point to the Official Edition repositories.
 
  


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