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Old 03-19-2005, 02:44 PM   #16
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357mag, you don't have to install urpmi, it is accessible as root in a console.

Just go to Mandrake club.com, on the left there is a mention with mirrors list
click on it, choose your distrib, then choose a mirror next to your country,
copy the urpmi.addmedia line that comes with it, open a console in root, paste
it, hit enter :
the list added to your RPMDrake sources.
Choose your packages, install, enjoy !
Do it with main, contrib, plf, plf non free (these 2 go to MandrakeUsers.org click on
easyurpmi at the top of the window, follow the instructions et voilą !)
If you are bold enough add also cooker to your sources and be a beta tester !

Cheers
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:23 PM   #17
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Well problems. When I clicked on the mirrors list link it asks you to enter your username and password. Now here is where I get confused. It seems to me several weeks ago I registered with this site joining with the alumni membership which was totally free. So I tried entering in my username and password but it came back incorrect. Then I tried re-registering and there were 4 fields that had an asterisk next to them meaning required information, and I filled out all four fields and then hit Register but nothing happens. It comes back to the same form saying * is required. I've looked closely and all 4 required fields are filled in.

Another question I have is is the Mandrakeusers.org forum the same as the Mandrake Club forum? Cuz I did successfully sign in with the Mandrakeusers.org forum but it seems to me that I signed up to that forum through the Mandrake web site. Confusing.

Another question I have is can I access those mirror lists and follow your instructions without paying for a membership? Cuz even the standard membership is about $66.00 a year, the other memberships are even more expensive and when I look at the membership options it lists alumni(which is the one I thought I signed up for weeks ago) and standard and a few others. Only the alumni is free.

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Old 03-19-2005, 03:34 PM   #18
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No, you don't have to pay. Just go to MandrakeUsers.org easyurpmi and you can set up your
sources from there. Don't pay anything unless you want to support your distro, but nobody
can make you do that.

There are other sources as well like Thac's repository which is good to get updates. Google
a bit to get other sources.

Mandrakeusers.org is non-profit, unlike MandrakeClub

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Old 03-19-2005, 03:36 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by 357mag
Another question I have is can I access those mirror lists and follow your instructions without paying for a membership? Cuz even the standard membership is about $66.00 a year and when I look at the membership options it lists alumni(which is the one I thought I signed up for weeks ago) and standard and a few others. Only the alumni is free.
I have absolutely no idea what you're seeing. When I wrote my post, I wrote each line after doing it myself. You must be going through a different link or something. The one I provided, along with the directions following it, should get you where you want to be.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:38 PM   #20
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But if I wanted to go thru the Mandrakeclub site and if I chose alumni(free) would I be able to follow his suggestions. Anyone try this using the Mandrakeclub site?
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #21
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Mandrakeclub is the part that you pay for.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:01 PM   #22
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toes your link worked fine when I wanted to download Mandrake. But when I followed Samaels instructions about clicking the mirrors list that's when I got the enter username and password box. Because he did say go to Mandrakeclub.com. I don't know if I could follow his instructions without paying for a membership or not. Maybe I could send an email to the site administrator and ask. Maybe Samael would know.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:05 PM   #23
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Well, I suppose you have to get a membership. So, go to Mandrakeusers.org, then set up your
sources as indicated and that's ok.
I am a member of MandrakeClub cause I want to support the distro, so that's probably why it doesn't
ask me for a password. No, you don't have to pay, as I stated before.
Cheers
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:14 PM   #24
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Get urpmi sources here:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/


*adding for clarification*

or here: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/easyurpmi/
or here: http://www.urpmi-addmedia.org/
or here: http://urpmi.notix.net/
or here: http://www.linuxfordummies.org/addmedia/


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Old 03-19-2005, 09:43 PM   #25
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Main, Updates, Contrib, JPackage, PLF-Free, PLF-NonFree. The only one I kind of understand is Updates. That one contains updates and I suppose bug fixes to the operating system. But what are the others for? How do I know which ones to check?


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Old 03-20-2005, 01:23 AM   #26
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Re: URPMI

There really isn't much to understand.

DO WHAT IT SAYS!

Go to the indicated EASYURPMI web site, fill out the form and cut and paste the result into a console.

Done.

What's the problem?

Then

urpmi --auto-select

will update all of your currently installed programs to their latest versions.

The latter is the "automated" update(s)... which everyone is telling you to do.

You can do this at ANY time.

You can also run RPMDRAKE (which appears as "install software" in the menu)...

Then you find the "reset" of the applications and the reasons we are so gung-ho about Mandrake.


I don't understand why this may be confusing....

All you have to do is do as instructed.

After you've started doing it, the light will go on...

You'll "get it" immediately... You'll see.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 12:40 AM   #27
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One problem no internet
 
Old 03-21-2005, 01:34 AM   #28
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Eh, you are not the OP... cyborg_jt
 
  


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