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Old 04-04-2004, 11:21 AM   #1
Lleb_KCir
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problem with Mandrake 10 update... please advise


when i attempt to connect to several of the Mandrake update RPM mirrors i get this error...

my question is this a firewall setting and Mandrake not setting up the propper ports automaticaly or is there something else i need to be looking at?

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Unable to add medium, errors reported:

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 9 on signal 0

retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
no hdlist file found for medium "update_source"
problem reading synthesis file of medium "update_source"

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thank you please advise as this box is now my apache server and id really like to update the errata on it along with apache and a few other services.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 01:33 AM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 04-06-2004, 01:50 AM   #3
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Since I don't have the answer, the only thing I can suggest is that you try all the different mirrors. In particular try the European mirrors (I'm using the Czech one). I've gotten the same error message before. Don't know what it means, but I've succeded by using a different mirror. I think the problem is overloading of the mirrors, especially now that everyone's downloading the v10.0 CE iso's. Sorry I can't do any better.

Also, you could have posted a couple of your recent threads in the Mandrake forum. I think you're more likely to get answers to problems like this there.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 01:45 PM   #4
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thanks for the heads up. ill check for some additional mirrors.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:31 PM   #5
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I got the same problem, and tried a lot of different mirrors. Finaly i found one i Germany.

Just try them all
 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:46 PM   #6
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I was in the middle of updating all of my packages (System wouldn't load graphical enviroment... long story short, I had to reinstall Mandrake :-\ ), when all of the sudden it started saying Curl: (9) cd blah failed .... I just tried all of the servers to no avail.

However, when I chose to use cooker, it's working fine :-)
 
Old 04-06-2004, 04:54 PM   #7
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well finnaly got it to find a server and not give me an error, but for some reason it will not download and configure any of the drakxtool line of RPM claiming i am missing some pearl package.

my question is if im missing it and i need it, why does the updater just NOT install that for me?

oh well. liking MDK less and less with every passing day. not very convieniet at all. hoping fedora core2 stabalizes in its release so i can go back to a company with a much better track record for their updates and simplicity.

someday ill learn enough to move over to slack or debian, but for now im going to have to stick with the dumby vs of *nix.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:13 PM   #8
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Lleb_KCir, don't despair. This is the first such encounter with Mandrake I have ever had :-)

I too am getting the perl error. Don't know what the problem is, but we are in the same boat :-)
 
Old 04-06-2004, 08:58 PM   #9
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well to top it off it craped out both my Gnome, and my apache server and currupted my webmin. so im just going to blow it away and put fedora on there and hope for the best.

cdrecord does not work from the cli, and neither of the 2 gui cd programs want to navigate to were i have my tgz backup of my /var/www/html files so i have to recreat all my html.

im very pissed with MDK10 atm, and can say this. ill never go back to it.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 03:03 AM   #10
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Hi all,

I'm having the same problem. I even tried downloading all the files manually from the ROMA2 mirror but update still can't find the f*cking directory. Is there a Mandrake specific forum that we can try? Without having to pay a monthly member$hip fee?

 
Old 04-15-2004, 07:56 PM   #11
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I got an update mirror to hold once, and never again. Tried them all last night, maybe on the next distro I will be able to update.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 03:46 PM   #12
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The moved the directory structure around so when you try to update Mandrake gives you a list of mirrors with the old directory structure.... Don't know when they will update the mirror file that is downloaded.

Grant
 
Old 06-04-2004, 07:53 AM   #13
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Get rid of curl

I had this type of problem in 9.0, 9.2, and now I'm surprised to see it back in 10. The thing to do is make sure that wget is installed, and uninstall curl. Let mandrake update use wget instead and all will be fine. Trust me, this worked for me three times now.
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:49 PM   #14
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Smile no need to be drastic

Iturbide is right using wget instead of curl fix it -- thank you.

However no need to uninstall curl

just use the --wget option the command line
urpmi.addmedia --wget ...
 
Old 07-04-2004, 07:27 PM   #15
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"someday ill learn enough to move over to slack or debian, but for now im
going to have to stick with the dumby vs of *nix."

Hey Lieb_KCir, why don't you give slack or debian a try, it's not really that much harder, just a little different from mandrake. I actually find slack easier than mandrake.
 
  


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