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Old 06-27-2004, 09:45 PM   #16
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OK, I know I'm still a newbie but what is Easy URPMI? I want to try this distribution of Mandrake before I buy it (mostly to get the manual). I don't know about disks 5-7 but disk 4 seems to have some pretty important stuff on it.
Old 06-27-2004, 10:07 PM   #17
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Ok, well, I wouldn't know how "important" you would call disk 4. It doesn't contain anything that the OS needs to run. It just has dependacies that some programs need to run. So sometimes when you try to install a program it might ask you to insert disk 4, or possible 5 6 or 7.

URPMI is a command, that can only be used by root, that automatically installs programs for you. All you do is type in "urpmi " and then the name of the program. The only thing is you want to set it up or else you may find yourself being asked for disk 4 when using it to install a program

Do this:

1) Go to this web site, and pick a mirror for the Core Distribution (Contrib, Main, and Updates) and for the extra add ons. You will be given four commands to run as root. For example, when I pick my mirrors I get this

urpmi.addmedia plf with
urpmi.addmedia --update updates with ../base/
urpmi.addmedia main with ../base/
urpmi.addmedia contrib with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/

2) Before typing in the add media commands, you want to remove the current media that it has (The cd's). To do this type in

urpmi.removemedia -a

This will tell the computer not to search for file in the places it would usually search, which would just be the cd's that you have.

3) Type in those commands given by the site I gave you. Once you do this, whenever you want to install a program just type in as root "urpmi" and then the name of the program. For example, if you want to install Gaim, just type in

urpmi gaim

The urpmi will automatically download the files you need from the internet and install them all. Sometimes the version of the progarm is out of date when using urpmi. If you need to get something more up to date, just seach for a mandrake package on the internet. also update the resources once in awhile by typing in

urpmi.update -a

Remember, all commands that I gave you must be typed in as root. And that's how you use easy URPMI.
Old 07-14-2004, 05:01 PM   #18
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Thumbs up Drebin's list

I have it on good authority that Frank Drebin just made up two packages that don't exist just to make his list look longer. As soon as I determine which two they are, I'll be reporting my findings at length (REAL length) here.
Old 07-15-2004, 05:13 AM   #19
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To be exact, CD4 of the Download version was for Mandrake Club members.
Hint: Try here...

Last edited by mjjzf; 07-15-2004 at 05:27 AM.
Old 07-15-2004, 11:37 AM   #20
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No offense, but you people are retarded....

You don't even need disk 4. A perfectly easy and legal work around has been given that gives you everything that disk four had (actually better cause it's more updated) and you're still obsessing over this missing disk that won't help you that much cause if the program you're trying to install isn't on disk four it will ask you for disks 5 6 or 7.

To anyone who's reading this, don't waste your time downloading that 4th disk. Just following my instructions above and you'll find that the fourth disk is nothing other then something that clutters up your living space.

For those of you who don't like installing things that you don't need or don't want to download the second and third disk, you can get away with just installing the first disk and using my technique to get any programs that were on the second or third disk. It would be better because, again, it would be more up to date using my method.

This is my advice (a.k.a. rant) for the day. Have fun


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