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Old 05-08-2003, 09:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to update Mandrake 9.0


I've a downloaded version of Mandrake 9.0 and after installing that, I'm trying to look for any updates using 'Mandrake Control Center' -> Mandrake Update or Software Sources Manager.

It asks whether it can look for any mirrors, I said yes.

Once I chose one of the mirror from utah( I'm in US ), it gave me 3 updates and I was able to install them. I thought I would check other mirrors as well. But when I choose any other( including the one I chose earlier( utah ) ) I get the following message...

----- Message
There was an error while adding the update medium via urpmi.

This may be due to a broken or temporary unavailable mirror, or when your Mandrake Linux version (9.0) is not yet / no more supported by Mandrake Linux Official Updates.

Do you want to try another mirror ?
----- Message

I'm trying to install them as root and my network connection is fine.

Am I not entitiled to talk to any of those ftp servers to update mine, as I've installed a downloadable version ?

Can some one throw some light on this. Thanks.

K-man( kramer )

Last edited by shankariyer; 05-08-2003 at 09:08 PM.
Old 05-08-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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I find the servers to be pretty busy, so you may have to try several times with several ones. I think I had the best success with the one that had stealth in it's name, but I'm not in 'drake now to check.


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