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aryys 03-22-2007 01:24 PM

using netpkg problems
 
Hi All

Just decided to finally try Zenwalk after much debating, it installed fine but now that i try to use the netpkg tool it always complains that it can't find any packages in the repository specified,
i've tried several different repositories and tried to read the manual (surprisingly unhelpfull) and i finally have to admit i'm stumped

can anyone help? :confused:

coolguy_2005 03-22-2007 03:01 PM

Well when you open up the netpkg (actually xnetpkg) then in the mirror list add

www.download.zenwalk.org/i486/current

Then choose it as default and try to get connected it and list the updated repo.

If not, then do report back the errors.

Also other option i know is to check if /etc/netpkg.conf file is not corrupted.

guth 03-22-2007 03:33 PM

other question: which version did you install ?
(because old versions of netpkg have wrong repositories as mirrors trees changed).

aryys 03-26-2007 05:16 AM

thanks coolguy, that repository worked fine ;)

tommcd 04-03-2007 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guth
other question: which version did you install ?
(because old versions of netpkg have wrong repositories as mirrors trees changed).

Yes, don't forget to upgrade netpkg itself if an upgrade is available. Then run <netpkg dotnew> as root to update netpkg.conf. As a safety net backup netpkg.conf first just in case the new netpkg.conf causes problems. I always play it safe and backup any configuration file before changing it.


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