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Old 04-11-2004, 06:21 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 Questions


I just have a few questions regarding Mandrake 10 Community:


1. How do I configure this to connect to a Mandrake mirror and get updated software?
2. Where can I get an RPM specifically for Mandrake 10?

I have searched here and gone to Gnome's site which has no download page and recommends going to the distro maker for the update. Help please.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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1. Wait a few days. The 10 mirrors are all down right now, as Mandrake chose now to rearrange their file structure, which seems to have cause (due to a bug with rsync) all the mirrors to empty of files and refill, which hasn't occurred yet. For a list of mirrors that work for you, see 2.
2. easyurpmi. You'll be glad you did.

edited for spelling - I gotta use the spellcheck! Just gotta!

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:59 PM   #3
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For question 1:
Look at this screenshot at the error: http://www.pngresource.com/gallery/d...209&fullsize=1

For question 2:
The link vectordrake gave me does not work.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 11:37 PM   #4
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I noticed that. The site will be up again soon, I'm sure. Sorry. It worked when I posted (I always go to the site and paste what's in the addressbar). If you want, Gnome, BTW, its on the cds. KDE's just the default. You can even put Fluxbox, Windowmaker, Evolution, or IceWM on too, right from the cds. As far as there being an update site available soon, cross your fingers that it'll not take long. Check out the sites listed on the Cooker home page (just don't pick cooker from the mirrors unless you want to). They seem to be reliable servers and usually have old/community/new stuff on them (don't forget to add contrib to your sources). For now we're out of places to update.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:38 AM   #5
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I successfully downloaded 2.6 and installed it and it is sweet.
thnx for the help.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 06:46 AM   #6
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But I am still unable to get updates. Does that error deal with something on my computer or something with the mirror that I chose (mostly all of them do it)?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:39 AM   #7
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As I said, its not your computer. Its Mandrake. Read This posting from the Mandrake site about it. Give it another day or two and you'll be able to update. I have found two mirrors to use, BTW. one is the secsup one and the other is proxad. You'll have to redo your source list, as they have changed their directory structure. As stated in his post the maintainer botched the transition and now we all have no updates.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:07 AM   #8
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vectordrake, thanks much for that information. I will keep trying throughout today and then keep trying till I can get some updates.

But what is odd tho...if I go into Software Media Manager and I click on update and then put CD1 into the drive and check the box next to cd 1, it goes a little further in the updates, but then stops with the same error.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:02 PM   #9
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3) Mandrake has special Mandrake specific RPMs? Don't tell me they're like CNR tyrants at Lindos(new name they're changing to?). My assumption was that SuSE, Mandrake, Redhat, Fedora RPMs were all compatible with each other. Does it all come down to majorly different dependecies per each OS?
4) This is a Linux question, but while we're on the topic of installers and packages: Now that Microsoft released their windows installer code(sourceforge.net)? What could we(not really me, but much awesomer coders) use it for?

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Old 04-12-2004, 05:33 PM   #10
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3)They'll likely work fine. They're optimized for the Mandrake distro, as is the kernel (mine is 2.6.3-7mdk at the moment). Compatible - usually. I use the Red Hat rpm of Yahoo! Messenger on my Mandrake box.
4)I can't code "Hello World." No answer'll come from me on that. I didn't know they did that. How "released" is it? Is it like their game SDKs and APIs? Free to use, but go to jail if you claim it as yours?
 
  


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