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Old 01-13-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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Mandrake updates


Have been trying to update patches for my mandrake install, but so far have no luck. I run the utility,it serches for mirrors ,finds them, goes to install the updates then I get the error ,"it is impossible to install the updates, the medium update-source is missconfigured ,use the package installer to remoze the medium so it can be reinstalled and reconfigured ,or it may be it is unavailable at the moment , try again latter" ,or to that effect. I have no idea what this means. Locate won't locate it either. I suspect the message is refering to the server? Anyway any lite that can be shed on this I would appreciate, as I don't like running an unupdated os, Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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I would either go to MandrakeClub's mirrors list, if you're a member of MandrakeClub, and get new sources, or else go to

http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/urpmiweb.php

and get new sources.

I've had to try several different sources in the past before I found one that would work. Sometimes one that worked fine for a while, stops working. It may be due to maintenance being performed on that server, or maybe a server overload, or simply the files being out of date on a given server because they haven't had time (or personnel) to update things.

I almost always fall back on the zarb.org webpage, because it's so easy to use. You just choose your operating system version number, then the sources you want to use, and then you are shown what to cut and paste into a console to get those sources into use.

But as I say, you might have to try more than once before you find one that works for you.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:30 PM   #3
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I get this error sometimes and it seems like the server you are trying to connect to is busy or full or something. Usually I try a couple of hours later and it works fine. You can try updating your URPMI sources, too!
 
Old 01-14-2005, 03:02 AM   #4
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Have tried all the mirrrors listed, and at all times, but not from a web page.I am not a club member yet, just trying to get it to work in the os for now . Never had a problem in Suse. Thanks for imput ,so it would seem not a problem of my install?
 
Old 01-14-2005, 03:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for the zarb.org tip jonr i will check it out.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 03:25 AM   #6
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Tried the Zarb.org site ,tried difern't mirrors and followed the instructions to step 3 , and pasted the mirror in a consol as root , and the final result is urpmi data base has been locked. Please someone help. I have the comunity release.
 
  


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