Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-06-2003, 04:34 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Plano TX (north of Dallas)
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 30
Does any one use URPMI/RPMDRAKE?

For those that don't know about URPMI and RPMDRAKE your are missing out. URPMI will locate and install RPM packages for you, it also will resolve and install any dependencies at the same time.

If you haven't used this tool, go to easy urpmi to set it up. then use the graphic tool RPMDRAKE (install software under "configuration -> packaging") if you need to update the available file list just right click in the left pain of the "sofware packages installation" window and click on update sources.

I have found that PLF and Texstar has almost any software package you may want. You can also get a PGP public key from them if you want to make sure the package is safe.

Mandrake also has mirrors that you can configure the main package source for. You can then uncheck disk 1, 2, and 3 under software source manager and save it. RPMDRAKE will then install packages that are on those disks from the net instead of asking you to insert your CDs, I'm sort of lazy and don't like to get them out.

If you already know about this, sorry for taking up your time. For newbies I hope you find this useful.
Old 10-06-2003, 07:06 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Mepis
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the info... newbie
Old 10-06-2003, 02:47 PM   #3
Rom Raptor
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15
i already knew this but it doesn't hurt to spread it
Old 10-06-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Springfield Ma.
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2,Knoppix 3.7,Slackware 10.0, FreeBSD. 5.3, OpenBSD 3.6, NetBSD 2.0, Debian
Posts: 275

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yes, urpmi works well, once you have it all setup. You can also do your updating from the cli,
man urpmi.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
syntax problem with noclean option for rpmdrake urpmi /var/cache/urpmi/rpms Emmanuel_uk Mandriva 12 05-06-2007 07:29 PM
RPMDrake + Urpmi VincentB Fedora 2 01-13-2005 01:36 PM
rpmdrake/urpmi install both fail with errors. Slovak Mandriva 3 11-06-2004 09:10 PM
RPMDrake or URPMI Dirty_Ink Mandriva 4 07-28-2004 03:43 PM
Configure CD auto eject when updating (urpmi, rpmdrake)? phlyersphan Linux - Hardware 3 07-14-2004 01:17 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration