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Old 11-26-2003, 06:48 AM   #1
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MDK9.2: cannot obtain kdebase-common

I've set up urpmi using the PLF config tool.
I'm trying to obtain kdebase-common-3.1.3-79.1.92mdk.i586.rpm to update my Mandrake 9.2 system

Every time I try to download this file my modem activity falls to zero and my Internet connection freezes. I then have to disconnect & reconnect to even browse the web.

This happens even when I try to download the file seperately using a browser or using wget. I even try different mirrors and it makes no difference.

The same occurs with gnome-applets-2.4.1-0.1.92mdk.i586.rpm

However, I am able to download anything else, even other packages from the same mirror with no problems. It seems anything over 10MB rpm-wise gives me trouble.

Has anyone else had this experience? If so is there anything I can do to solve this?
Old 12-02-2003, 04:31 AM   #2
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do a search for each file manually
and download them from a different place

i get odd behaviour sometimes with urpmi
but i've not linked it to file size,
sometimes coming back later or
doing the "urpmi.update -a" command helps
though this will redownload all the header files for each urpmi location (can be a bit lengthy through a dial up modem)

troublesome files can be downloaded manually and copied to /var/cache/urpmi/rpms (this is the location for rpms downloaded with urpmi prior to installation)
then, when the urpmi command looks for the appropriate file it is already present to be installed

hope this makes sense
Old 12-02-2003, 09:59 AM   #3
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Thanks salparadise.

To be honest, your approach of downloading large files seperately seems the best course of action for someone like me.

I currently have access to a fast connection at Uni, so I downloaded my large files, burned them to CD for home and let urpmi do the rest.

I now don't think it's file size myself, as I used urpmi to install a new package, which was reasonably big and I didn't have any trouble.

Not to worry, at least I can get at the packages I need now.


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