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Old 11-15-2003, 08:07 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 Software Install


I just installed Mandrake 9.2 and it was working great and everything.

Then I tried installing some of the software that came on the cd's. It installed correctly and everything was good except that when I went to my K-Menu to try them, some of the programs previously installed were not listed. I can run all programs from the console, but why did my K-Menu just kill itself? And how can I get it to list all of my applocations?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
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I found out how to fix this problem.

If your menu vanishes, then right click the K-Menu icon and choose Menu Editor.

In the Menu Editor the menus are correct but there is a bug or something wrong in the system that makes it disappear after installing new software.

Just click Save and it will restore the menu to whats it's supposed to be.

Hope this helps anyone out who has the same problem.

I got this info from http://www.computing.net/linux/wwwbo...rum/23341.html
 
Old 11-16-2003, 04:46 AM   #3
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There is also menu-update or update-menu or something like that you can run which should fix problems like that.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 09:28 AM   #4
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There is also menu-update or update-menu or something like that you can run which should fix problems like that.
I had the same problem, but it continues with any recent install. I did what the solution was with MenuDrake and the save button to restore it, but as for getting updates to fix it, I came across another problem.

While in the Main Mandrake Conf, and where it on software, on any of the options that is chosen it goes through the same process.

The first thing it does is to pop up a window saying that it needs to pick an update mirror. Do you want to do this? and has two buttons, "Yes" or "No". I click yes, then another window pops up asking, "This will configure for updates, do you want to continue? Again with the yes and no buttons, again I click yes. Then the third window opens up with several choices for mirrors. I click on a mirror address, and then "OK". A forth window opens saying, "ERROR" - This mirror already exists." With only an "OK" button on it, and as soon as that is clicked, nothing further happens on one choice. On a couple of other option, the Mandrake Conf just closes out. So how are we to update if this keeps going on?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 02:24 PM   #5
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Start MCC click Software Management -> Software Media Manager, now select update-source and click remove. Now you should be able to go back to Mandrake Update and select a new update-source.

PS The command I couldn't remember is update-menus.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 06:49 PM   #6
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Start MCC click Software Management -> Software Media Manager, now select update-source and click remove. Now you should be able to go back to Mandrake Update and select a new update-source.

PS The command I couldn't remember is update-menus.
Now when you say remove update source, just exactly how do I do that? I have never done this before and do not want to screw up my update system within MCC. I have seen things permantely disappear in my earlier learning curve. Thanks

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Old 11-16-2003, 07:33 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot for your posting - it works for me. Easy when you know how, isn't it?
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:36 PM   #8
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I'm talking about the Software Media Manager. This is where you tell urpmi where your packages are stored, usually on a CD. So when you go to install a new package it tells you to install CD# X. You can also set an update-source for Mandrake Update. You should leave the CD sources alone. You can safely remove the update-source and the next time you go into the Mandrake Update it will let you create a new update-source. You can edit it if you like and look, it's just a path to an ftp server somewhere on the internet.
 
  


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