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zulfilee 12-15-2004 04:27 AM

I remember posting at this thread when I was three posts old.
And its still going on.

But the thread had a lot of information to give.

One question though

Can I build packages in RPM for packages which need files to be preserved in the next upgrade/uninstall.

Ex : Using RPM I build Version 1 , Then I go to version 2 [upgrade].
When I uninstall Version 2 my Version 1 also gets uninstalled with it.

What can I do for this ?


Asificare 12-29-2004 06:25 PM

Update page
Hi, I cannot seem toget anywhere with this address, is it still available?


Asificare 12-30-2004 02:21 PM

It doesn't matter, it seems to be offline,but Ihave found a mirror which may help others.


kipper2258 01-09-2005 09:20 AM


tomfrh 01-16-2005 01:07 AM

Thanks Motub
Your first few posts really saved me. I would have erased Mandrake, and any further inclination towards Linux, were it not for those posts.


LiberteToujours 01-17-2005 06:03 PM

motub, thanks a lot for the information you provided. I am one of those Windows to Mandrake to converts you talked about, and I too discovered "dependency hell" yesterday when I tried to install SuperKaramba by downloading the RPMs manually (I didn't have any of the X development packages installed). And yes, it was hell! Until someone on another forum ( pointed out urpmi and how to get it configured using EasyUrpmi, and it's been smooth sailing since. I was getting very fed up until I discovered this tool! So I just wanted to say, continue to spread the word, because I agree with you that it's very important that people know about this feature if we want to keep any Windows converts.

rksprst 01-29-2005 11:27 PM

there is a sticky thread (just above this one ;) ) that has mirrors of urpmi setups, so for u guys who r having trouble finding a site that works check it out

RobNyc 02-11-2005 09:40 AM


DMZeplin 02-17-2005 07:41 AM

Nice motub's for clarify with RPMDrake
I read the direct you gave us. It was very nice, and fianlly I can find easier install ways.... Also, I want ask a question, After I installed mozilla-firefox, I don't know where the software have been installed in folder since one website asked for need a flashplayer (macromedia). So, I clicked to download, but they unable to find /usr/lib/mozilla.

I tried to use "Find Files" but can't find it... Even though my mozilla-firefox is working... :study:

Thanks again!

DMZeplin 02-17-2005 07:54 AM

Problem with install Mplayer via RPMDrake...
When I tried to install MPlayer from RPMDrake, but the message appeared:

The following packages have bad signatures:
fribidi-0.10.4-4mdk.i586.rpm: invalide Key ID ((sha1)dsa shal
md5 gpg GPG#26752624 OK) libenca0-1.5.2mdk.i586.rpm:
Invalid Key ID ((sha1) dsa sha1 md5 gpg GPG#26752624 OK)
liblirc0-0.6.6-7mdk.i586.rpm:invalid Key ID ((sha1 dsa sha1
md5.gpg GPG#26752624 OK) liblzo1-1.08-4mdk.i586.rpm:
Invalid Key ID ((sha1 dsa sha1 md5 gpg GPG#26752624 OK)
Do you want to continue installation?

So, I clicked "no" for now until I get some feedback before screw up the harddrive... Thanks again!

David Zeplin

wrangler 03-18-2005 12:10 AM

Hi folks,
I dont intend to hijack the post but I feel its not totally out of context.
My question is- If I want to download software, the preferred means as discussed here is through urpmi but I dont have an internet connection at home and I would like to download software for mandrake(10.1) from my office(which runs windows only) and install them later at home. can anyone please suggest which is the best way to do this??

thanks for your help.

dianat100 03-18-2005 06:44 AM

Great tutorial, motub! I wish there were more users like you on the forum willing to spell it out to the noobs the way you did, i.e. if they ask a wrong question, correct it in the first place instead of giving useless tips which won't work in the long run because of the obstacles that they sooner or later will bump into. It seems to me some assume the noobs (however noob they are) are supposed to know what e.g. compiling, repositories, rpm, urpmi, tar, gzip are since it's so easy it can't get any easier than that. Well.... false!
If there was a real step by step manual that would explain this stuff (especially for those who migrated from Win) a lot of problems would be avoided. How on earth do you expect a person who's just migrated from WIn to know that they need to setup easy urpmi and that's it's vital if they want to encounter less "I don't know why it doesn't wanna work/install itself" situations.
True, you can spend zillions upon zillions hours of browsing this site and reading all the tips/suggestions, searching for each and every single little command to type in the console, but that's kinda wrong isn't it.

Astrotrain 03-25-2005 05:11 PM

Thank you so much! I'm not as afraid as Linux as I was a few minutes ago.

bhawmik 03-25-2005 05:22 PM

Trying to install Wine
When I try to install Wine using RpmDrake (aka Software Manager Install in Mandrake 10.1), It asks me to load the cd2 and cd3 but then compains that it can't read from the media /dev/hdb.

I have updated the media (using easyurpmi) and still it tries to loadfrom the CD. Can I force it to read from the mirrors?


philosophe 04-01-2005 04:22 PM

jpackage and plf?
I'm about to try Holly's tutorial on easy urpmi but am wondering about the distinction on that page between jpackage and plf (free and nonfree). I don't think that's mentioned in her tutorial. Does it make a difference which I choose?

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