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Old 04-28-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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Smile How to save and reuse Mandriva rpms, My way...


Hi, if you have limited Bandwidth and need a way to reuse the rpms downloaded from the web, this document may help you.

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Why did I decide to reuse the downloaded rpm's (Redhat Package Management)?
To save time, connectivity problems (Internet) Bandwidth and embarrassment after I broke the system. I have added my scripts with explanations to the end of this paper but they are customised for my system, so read and edit them before trying to use them. ;-)

How I started reusing the saved rpm's.
Including, Mandriva installation choice of copying the data to HD, before the package selection process, was saved in /var/ftp/pub/mandriva(ver)...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p1-of-10-2812/

the whole document is available here for free...Formatting sux with OO on M$ OS.
It was written with OO GNU/Linux
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U5CXOXN5

The doc is odf format OpenOffice and is 33.43kb

Thank you, Regards Glenn

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:33 AM   #2
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Sorry for the difficulty, rather than view it here, But its' 10 pages long and in my typical style, as a story. (prose) "very difficult to add as a blog because of the char limit/"

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:35 AM   #3
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Smile Here How I perform the same thing.

I have 7 PCs and a laptop all with Mandriva on them Not to mention every one I know who have Mandriva on their systems. Even with a fast connection and updating each one by itself would take days. So here is what I did. I built a fast PC with a very large hard drive with at least 1 Gig. I put in a HD capture card and 2 network cards. I use it for a DVR/firewall/file server. I then mirror at least 2 different mirrors both install and plf repository's. I set my machine to check twice daily for updates to those mirrors. Now when I update any one of my machine or fiends I always update to my file server Now when I update any machine hooked up to my network it updates in less than half an hour then all day for each.

I originally did the same thing but with an older machine and without the DVR function. My first one to do this was an older Pentium 1 75MHz, I bought for $50.00 and 128Meg of ram. I worked great until the Motherboard went bad.
 
Old 05-07-2010, 04:58 AM   #5
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cheers courtrrb, That looks like a real file-server.

Regards Glenn
 
Old 05-07-2010, 05:25 AM   #6
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I wish I could find a way to do a system-wide upgrade without installing the whole distribution.

With urpmi, Maybe smart is more capable

For instance I have a lexmark printer, but all printer driver packages are downloaded and installed.

This is now my main reason to use a combination of the tools provided with Mandriva.

currently I'm using
Code:
urpmi --noclean --auto-select --no-verify-rpm --strict-arch --no-suggests
Regards Glenn

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