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Old 11-19-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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create my own update source RPM hdlist.cz


I have dozens upon dozens of RPM's on my HDD how do create or edit hdlist.cz file
so i can add them to the Media Manager in Mandrake 10.0

thanks


and is it possible to add rpm to my Mandrake 10.0 DVD so they are avaible to install during full install
 
Old 11-19-2004, 11:44 PM   #2
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It's a snap and you can let urpmi automatically do it for you.

Place all of your RPM's in a seperate directory.

Make sure that you do NOT include ANY .cz files in the directory.

Now open the "Software Media Manager" and add this directory as a LOCAL source.

Give the source a name when you do, such as MyRPMs.

Let it do it's thing when you hit OK.

Exit out.

Now you will find that there is a NEW entry called /varlib/urpmi/hdlist.MyRPMs.cz etc.

Copy these files to the directory containing the RPM's and rename them to hdlist.cz, etc.

AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT CHANGE THE CONTENTS OF THE RPM directory, urpmi will pull from the hdlist.cz file you have created.

If you add NEW RPM's this file will be out of date.

So, as a result it is NOT a good idea to build one as I've indicated...

Rather add your local source, then any time you dump new RPM's into the directory, merely enter the Software Media Manager and "Update" the source to adjust it for the new RPM's.

The latter is much easier...

However the former trick is GREAT when you will be burning the RPM's to a CD or DVD where-in they do not change.

This causes URPMI NOT to have to re-read each RPM (which can take a while) and merely use the .cz files...
 
Old 11-20-2004, 10:32 PM   #3
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cool thanks

it worked really well
i didnt know it made a hdlist file in the var folder
worked like a charm

i downloaded PLF mirrors and Amsn, aMule and Java

+ added my Cedega


anything else worth adding before i make a DVD?


I wish the mandrakeLinux installer cd worked like the RpmDrake does in KDE make it a whole lot easier then searching. (filter)

I might sign up with Mandrake club just to request that.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 11:47 PM   #4
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Grab contrib as well, however SOME of contrib is already available on the powerpack CD's and DVD's.

If you have one of these distros, copy the contrib folder to a local directory then use one of the FTP clients to connect to a repository and download everything to the same directory.

Since some of the files exist, it will prompt you for what to do.

Select all of the existing files and tell it to skip them during the download.

This will insure that you only download what you are missing...
 
  


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