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Old 07-08-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Wink Mandriva 2010.1 (spring) released today.


Hi all, Just passing the word Mandy 2010.1 is Available for download.

Torrents, Free version,
http://www2.mandriva.com/downloads/free/

Email notification...
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Mandriva, announces today the launch of the final version of Mandriva Linux
2010 Spring.
Quicker, easier and more secure than ever, Mandriva Linux offers new
functionalities which revolutionise the desktop. It is the ideal distribution
for all users, from the beginner to the most advanced.

* Imagine a simpler life with a unique technology : the Smart Desktop
* Protect your data with a virus-free system and optimal parental control
* Experiment an exceptional, new ergonomic Desktop
* Embrace the Multimedia experience with the Moovida media center !

Choose and discover the product which best suits you:
- Free: 100% Open Source for advanced users;
- One: Easy to use and no risks, offering all the basic applications;
- Powerpack: See the difference with a complete, high performing and flexible
desktop, with services and support.

The Powerpack version, the most complete version of Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring
which integrates three months of web support, is available at our online store
for as little as 49 euros / USD59 !

Go to: http://store.mandriva.com/product_in...roducts_id=495

The other versions of Mandriva Linux, Mandriva One and Mandriva Free are
available on http://www.mandriva.com

If you wish to make the most of the two yearly versions of Mandriva, including
of course Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring, take up a subscription: two
distributions for only 69 euros / USD79 !

Go to: http://store.mandriva.com/product_in...products_id=73

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from https://my.mandriva.com/newsletter .

For any question relative to this message or your order,
please contact us through:
http://www2.mandriva.com/contact/

Mandriva S.A. 55 boulevard Saint-Martin 75003 Paris - France
http://www.mandriva.com/
Regards Glenn
 
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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Did someone upgrade to 2010.1 (I'm using Mandriva One 2010.0)? When i used the command mdkapplet-upgrade-helper --new_distro_version=2010.1, i didn't see the option for One, just Free and Powerpack.

Then when upgrade using CLI,urpmi, I got error when i added 2010.1 repositories using easyurpmi.urpmi-media as guied by Mandriva Wiki.
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Unable to add medium, errors reported:

...retrieving failed: aria2 failed: exited with 4
unable to access the distribution medium (no media.cfg file found)

Medium: ()
Although i do have a media.cfg in /etc/urpmi/mediacfg.d/Official-2010.0-i586. Plz tell me what to do. Thanks a lot.

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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Not sure I'd do an upgrade on Man 2010.1 it usually does not turn out well. I'd do a fresh install with the new downloaded version. Downloading it now, will see how it goes.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 03:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by quanghuyjm View Post
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Although i do have a media.cfg in /etc/urpmi/mediacfg.d/Official-2010.0-i586. Plz tell me what to do. Thanks a lot.
MOST likely the problem was on the supply side. Mandriva was just released and there were some errors with the lists.

However, one of the steps states to remove the existing media so Official-2010.0-* should not exist.
E,g.,
Code:
  urpmi.removemedia -av
The urpmi.cfg file will(should) be empty and systhesis lists removed.
Add the 2010.1 media.
Code:
  urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://api.mandriva.com/mirrors/basic.2010.1.i586.list'
Make sure that completes successfully.
If you are using files from PLF be sure to add the PLF media. E.g.,
Code:
  urpmi.addmedia --distrib --mirrorlist 'http://plf.zarb.org/mirrors/2010.1.i586.list
Add any other media that you used in the past for 2010.0 so, hopefully, the correct upgrades can be found.
I rec' to logout of GUI, use ''Console Login''(or ALT-N) from the menu on the login screen, login as root, then
Code:
  urpmi --auto --auto-update --replacefiles 2>&1 | tee upgrade.log
and upgrade process should start. Depending on the connection speed it will take a few to many hours ...about as long as it takes to download the DVD. (EDIT: See "suggestion" below.)

Note:
It is not recommended to upgrade this way if you don't know Mandriva Linux well since it is probable that some packages won't install because of conflicts. Also, there is very little, if any, time to be saved( versus a clean install ) except in post configuration.
If an rpm fails to install due to conflict it's retained in /var/cache/urpmi/rpms. Often a
Code:
rpm -Uvh --force *.rpm
(while at /var/cache/urpmi/rpms) will resolve the problem but be aware that unless you know for certain the ''force'' won't also force a corrupted system, do not use it.

At the end of the process, run
Code:
rpm -Va | grep miss
to see if any libraries are missing.

Suggestion: If determined to try this, which IMO is an OK thing as one often learns more by trying, please, please BACKUP any important files to a separate media before starting. Also, for this early in the release, use the urpmi option
Code:
no-verify-rpm
on the command line for the upgrade. The upgrade will stall when it hits a RPM with a signature it cannot process(for whatever reason) and the '' no-verify-rpm '' option will keep urpmi from checking signatures(the default is to check|verify them).
IOW, use
urpmi --no-verify-rpm --auto --auto-update --replacefiles 2>&1 | tee upgrade.log

to make the upgrade run smoother.
The risk for a malformed file is present but is minimal. The only other way is to contact the Mandriva developers for each file that urpmi thinks has a bad signature and have them 'fix' the problem. Typically, this early in the release, that will make the upgrade take week(s) ... .


Good Luck!


---
Mandriva 2010.1 Released July 8, 2010.
Upgrading ( http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/2010.1_Notes#Upgrading )

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring Release Notes

Errata

---
Mandriva 2010.1
Download Free(DVD) and|or One(CD) versions.
Buy 2010.1 Powerpack (49 € = $ 59 US) &|or other options.

Which?
The Powerpack edition includes support, services, a wider range of packages, third-party proprietary applications, a subset of the Fluendo multimedia codec pack, providing support for MP3, WMA and WMV files and Fluendo DVD player and more.

The Free edition is a pure free / open source software edition, without any of the non-free packages bundled with the other editions, available as a free download.

The One edition is an installable live CD integrating the latest proprietary drivers, available free of charge.

All versions are available for download using a bittorrent client.

Enjoy!

Last edited by rjcooks; 07-09-2010 at 04:02 PM. Reason: add suggestion
 
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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Thank you for the detailed post, rjcooks.

I had not seen those commands before last week, and I did not understand them all.

Generally, I'll download the free dvd, then do an incremental upgrade, starting with the System/Base files. (in gurpm)

I work through the System packages, rebooting as necessary, for kernel, glibc, etc.

Then I install the dev meta packages for c and c++

Next I install any servers that have been updated.

Second to last, I install the window managers I like to use (kde4 and openbox).

Lastly, I install other programs and services. (build a custom-kernel, nvidia graphics, virtualbox, music and electronics programs)

I strongly suggest that users create a /home partition separate from / (root)

For the conservation of personal data and configs.

I hope this helps, Glenn
 
Old 07-10-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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Here, download of DVD is 4-4.5 hours via bittorrent then there's install time and post-install config time. The upgrade took 3.5 hours, then there was a little config work. Overall, saved time was about 2 hours. The last time I tried an online upgrade(years ago), the result was only about 30 - 60 minutes saved.

I already have all the iso's since I have been seeding for Mandriva and would normally perform a clean install (or upgrade if pressed for time) using the ISO. I just wanted to test the urpmi online upgrade since I do not normally do that except to run cooker.

It works better than expected ... .
 
Old 07-10-2010, 03:13 PM   #7
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I have been using the ftp install method for several years here, and it has always worked well for me.

I get the boot.iso image file (about 35MB or so) from the ~install/images directory on the Mandriva mirror of my choice and burn it to disk.

I then boot my computer from the disk just burned.

I choose the ftp option, then DHCP. I do not use a proxy server here, so I keep those questions blank. My broadband connection does not require PPPoE, so I do not enter a user name or password, when requested.

When I get to the mirror selection screen, I use the configure manually option so I can use the ftp server of my choosing (not always included in the published list), but you can select from a published list and get the same result.

After selecting a mirror, the normal "Loading program into memory" message appears, then the Mandriva installer starts. From this point, the installation is about the same as an installation from an iso image with the following two exceptions:

1. I did not spend the time required to download and burn the installation iso file.

2. I spend about two-and-a-half hours or so completing the installation. This includes downloading and burning the boot.iso image file, rebooting my computer from the disk, then completing the installation and rebooting into the new version of Mandriva.

A few notes:

I use a rewritable disk for the boot.iso image file to lighten the load on my local land fill (I re-use the disk for each new release).

I use the install option in the installer (not the upgrade one) because Mandriva (by default) sets up a root ("/") and a home ("/home") partition for you so your user configurations are preserved.

When I get to the partitioning screens, I choose the "Use existing partitions" option since I already have had Mandriva installed before (I check that the partitioner chooses the correct partitions for my root and home partitions before committing the process though).

For the purpose of making a relative comparison, my speed test results follow:

Download Speed: 7761 kbps (970.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 557 kbps (69.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 121 ms
Sat 10 Jul 2010 03:10:46 PM EDT

I hope that this information is useful to others,
 
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:33 PM   #8
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If you wish, you can dispense with the boot CD:

http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Ins...-_Linux_method

This method works perfectly for me. I rarely use optical media at all any more.

Jim
 
Old 07-10-2010, 03:47 PM   #9
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The great thing about using Linux and Mandriva is that after more than a decade, I still learn new things. Thank You jkerr82508!
 
Old 07-10-2010, 05:13 PM   #10
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i don't think one needs to download the boot image every release time. Just reuse the one that's available. The boot magic is about getting the files on hard disk setup. It does not care what the version is, only that it is a proper ISO9660 file and the setup file is where it is expected to be.

I've installed new releases from hard disk ISO using old(really old) install disks that were laying around. I doubt that works anymore since MDK|MDV have changed the layout and went to squashfs, ... .

I have not used install disks since I wrote a guide(the guide is no longer valid|usable) to install from hard disk back in 2002 (9.x series) ...
If I must burn a disc for portability, it is done on DVD rewritable media. DVR+R and CDR are the last choice of media.
The old CDR coasters have been relegated to chasing off birds in the vegetable & fruit gardens. They last about 3 years before the sun bakes off the coating and they become clear plastic again, which still refract the light(don't work as good as the shiny CD|DVD). No landfills have my discs, yet.

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Old 07-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #11
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updated..

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org

is inline
 
Old 07-11-2010, 02:41 AM   #12
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I've updated 2 desktops and 1 laptop via the net. In all 3 instances the only thing I had to fix after the upgrade was the nvidia graphics driver.
 
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I've upgraded via the net too, and No problems.

Thank you Mandriva.
 
  


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