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Old 11-04-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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7.2 Netpkg can't connect to mirrors


I am running zenwalk 7.2 live. I am trying to refresh the mirrors using netpkg on the command line. I tried the gui but it just stayed at loading.

I have net connection as I am typing this post on zenwalk.

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[root@zenwalk:liveuser]# Unable to connect to http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages, please check the network or choose another mirror
bash: Unable: command not found
[root@zenwalk:liveuser]# netpkg http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/current/zenwalk
Cleaning cache
Connecting to mirror
Unable to connect to http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages, please check the network or choose another mirror
[root@zenwalk:liveuser]# netpkg http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
Cleaning cache
Connecting to mirror
Unable to connect to http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages, please check the network or choose another mirror
How can I get the mirrors to refresh or find better mirrors?
 
Old 11-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Is this an error in the live DVD that cannot get GUI netpkg to work?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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Maybe it doesn't like me I went to the online package search and it is not returning results. i did a basic sesrch for vim or nano. http://packages.zenwalk.org/?q=Vim&z...ils=on&desc=on
 
Old 01-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #4
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I've had this problem as well. The solution made me feel pretty boneheaded.

In the Netpkg gui (xnetpkg), in the Packages menu, select the "Show extra packages" item.

I can't imagine why anybody would put this feature in a package manager in which one of the main features is accessing different repositories that may have packages not available in the main repository. I'll stop cussing in a couple hours.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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Glad you figured it I gave up
 
Old 01-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Oh, looking at your use of netpkg, I see that you and I had different problems.

You tried this:

Code:
root[~]# netpkg http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
According to the netpkg help splash, the way to sync with a mirror is by way of the mirror command:

Code:
root[~]# netpkg mirror
Please choose a mirror :
1) http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/current/zenwalk
2) http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/current/extra
3) http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
4) ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages/extra/
5) ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages/zenwalk
#?
While if you have to add a mirror to the list, use the addmirror command:

Code:
root[~]# netpkg addmirror http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
 
Old 01-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by josiah View Post
Oh, looking at your use of netpkg, I see that you and I had different problems.

You tried this:

Code:
root[~]# netpkg http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
According to the netpkg help splash, the way to sync with a mirror is by way of the mirror command:

Code:
root[~]# netpkg mirror
Please choose a mirror :
1) http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/current/zenwalk
2) http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/current/extra
3) http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
4) ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages/extra/
5) ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/zenwalk/i486/zenwalk-7.2/packages/zenwalk
#?
While if you have to add a mirror to the list, use the addmirror command:

Code:
root[~]# netpkg addmirror http://restricted.meticul.eu/current
Yeah I would select a mirror 1,2,3,4 as in netpkg mirror. But it failed. Not sure what the glitch was 7.2 looked good.
 
  


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