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Old 02-15-2005, 02:21 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 RPMDrake

I was just wondering, I wanted to use Evolution. It was not installed when I loaded Mandrake on a PC. So, I used RPMDrake and selected to install it. It listed some dependencies that were also needed and I clicked on "OK". It looked like it was starting to attempt an install and then errored out stating that it needed certain files. I tried doing several things including some stuff involving advice (from this site) about urpmi (?). Nothing worked.

So, I just fdisked the drive and started over making sure I selected Evolution on the original install. I later then added Evolution Connect (to connect to an Exchange Server). It worked fine.

My question is, why isn't RPMDrake installing the selected software without erroring out? I certainly don't know what files it needs or its dependencies. Am I overlooking something?
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Try installing it from a console and then print out any errors. Do it as follows,
#urpmi evolution
Old 02-15-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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RPMDRAKE will behave as you described if it is unable to connect or log into the remote URPMI repositories.

It will usually sit there and it may time out.

When it does, it MAY seem to skip the file, which will now be incomplete.

Subsequent attempts at installation will fail until you both, exit from urpmi/rpmdrake and fix the source problem.

The repositories can be overloaded, rejecting logins, offline, etc.

Often if they fail, merely try again later and things will work.

However at worst case, "update" your URPMI sources and see which one is failing, then delete it and add it back from another location.


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