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Old 03-24-2005, 07:27 AM   #91
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Quote:
Originally posted by opjose
I did something before I started this...



rpm -qa > filelist.txt

This lets me

urpme --auto `rpm -qa | grep thac `

Then after it's done...

urpmi `cat filelist.txt`


The "ultimate" rollback...

I'm in the middle of this now...
Opjose I understand the 1st 2 commands:

1) you get a list of everything
2) you then uninstall everything that has thac in its name

but how the third command allows you to rollback it would seem that you are installing eveyrthing that was installed before, including thac rpms
 
Old 03-24-2005, 08:23 AM   #92
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opjose, when I run the second command (urpme --auto `rpm -qa | grep thac` i get the following messages:

removing package basesystem-10.1-1.mdk.i586 will break the system

nothing to remove...
 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:07 AM   #93
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STUPID QUESTION

opjose / micro, here is a stupid question. I may be doing this wrong so I need some clarification:

I install mandrake. If I do the download version I get a main repository (coming from the CD). If i get the powerpack, I get 'main' and 'contrib'.

now when I decide to add more repositories using easyurpmi I do plf, updates and contrib (if I do not have the powerpack)

Having said that, I should not add a main repository or if I add one then I should remove the Cd repository since the main one will be more updated. I hope I explained myself, but I'm kinda confused as to what repositories I need to have configured.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:34 AM   #94
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I make sure I have "main", Updates", "contrib", and "plf", all from the online repositories, and then I "uncheck" the CD repositories in rpmdrake. That forces *everything* to come from the net.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 10:57 AM   #95
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I make sure I have "main", Updates", "contrib", and "plf", all from the online repositories, and then I "uncheck" the CD repositories in rpmdrake. That forces *everything* to come from the net.
Padma uncheck or delete the repositories in the CD?

thanks for your hlep on this...BTW whats your take on all this kde 3.4 "shuffle?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 11:30 AM   #96
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I go to rpmdrake, to the "manage media" panel, and simply uncheck any media that are identified as being on CD. I leave them there, so that if I ever want/need to get something from the CD, I can check it, and then grab it.

As for the "KDE3.4 shuffle", I am watching with interest. I am not as prone to "fiddle with" my system as I was when I was younger, so I am still running KDE3.2.1, from the MDK10.1 install. I figure that by the time I install 10.2/2005, I should be able to use thac's rpms to bring it up to KDE3.4 without issue.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 12:27 PM   #97
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service dm stop

urpme `rpm -qa | grep kde`

Then

urpmi kdm kdebase

Which gets you back into the gui... from where you can install via the RPMDRAKE.

The first step does take a while to execute...
 
Old 03-24-2005, 01:08 PM   #98
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service dm stop

urpme `rpm -qa | grep kde`

Then

urpmi kdm kdebase

Which gets you back into the gui... from where you can install via the RPMDRAKE.

The first step does take a while to execute...
ok but you are still getting stuff from thacs. you have not disable the thacs repository?
 
Old 03-24-2005, 01:13 PM   #99
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I had a copy of all the files I previously installed from Thac's...

I removed Thac's repository, but left my local copies in place.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:00 PM   #100
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I had a copy of all the files I previously installed from Thac's...

I removed Thac's repository, but left my local copies in place.
interesting. I have tried this with the vmware image and it appears that it works......before starting I made sure to disable the thacs repository from rpmdrake. then update all the repositories just to make sure.....

went to the command line and executed all the commands described by opjose...also make sure that the menu-xdg rpm is unistalled.

then do the urpmi kdm kdebase

the only issue so far is that menudrake fails with a segmentaiton fault error. I also, before going into kde did a mv ~/.kde ~/.kde-bak just to avoid any conflicts.....
 
Old 03-24-2005, 04:53 PM   #101
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Thumbs up Well...well....

Opjose your recommendations have worked so far and I was able to get everything to 3.2 level (even with menudrake working and all that!!!) on the virutal machine....

now I need to repeat the process on the computer at home....

wish me luck people!!!
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:05 PM   #102
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Quote:
service dm stop

urpme `rpm -qa | grep kde`

Then

urpmi kdm kdebase

Which gets you back into the gui... from where you can install via the RPMDRAKE.

The first step does take a while to execute...
I will try this when I get home from my messed up KDE 3.4. Still waiting for Mandrake 10.2 RC2 to come out. I was not able to complete my download of Mandrake 10.2 RC1 because it was getting REALLY slow on BitTorrent (3 kb/sec).

Last edited by Micro420; 03-24-2005 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 07:22 PM   #103
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Thumbs up I just want to say.....

THANK YOU OPJOSE!!!!

In writting this now on my kde 3.2 installation (while the other packages are being downloaded)....Micro the recommendations from opjose work like a charm.. I would just do, before the urpmi kdm kdebase command, a mv ~/.local ~/.local-bak and the same for the .kde directory, the run the urpmi command and you are all set....

also you will need to regenerate your menus.

this shows how I'm!!!

once again thanks opjose....I'll definitley wait for 10.2 official when it comes out....altough this has been a great exercise in my book....



thansk again man.....and to everybody that contributed to this thread....I feel we have done a public service!!!
 
Old 03-24-2005, 08:41 PM   #104
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Actually I never bothered moving the .kde directory...

What was interesting that after I rolled back a few icons I had previously created, but disappeared after the update, then reappeared.

This was a bit strange as I had gotten used to them being gone and never bothered recreating them.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 09:34 PM   #105
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I just decided to reinstall Mandrake 10.1 and wait until Mandrake 10.2 RC2 comes out. Reinstalling wasn't a problem as I saved my /home partition during the Mandrake reinstallation. I just simply reinstalled Mandrake 10.1 in the / partition and mounted my /home partition and all my data and profiles are saved.

Oh well I can't wait until Mandrake 10.2 is officially released!
 
  


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