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Old 01-07-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question No access to easyurpmi

How do I get the software updates available on if my machine is not (and will never be)connected to the internet? Is there a website I can access from another system to download these?

Old 01-07-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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well firstly you may not need updates if your computer is not ever to be connected unless it is to fix a bug or just an improvement.

2) the main issue, your friend will need to restore an image of exactly what software is loaded on your computer and sometimes that is not possible as your hardware may differ.

let me explain....create new partitions so
primary partition 1 is /
primary partition 2 is swap
primary part is spare

use a live cd to image part 1 with image written to spare
burn that image to a dvdrw

b) friends computer save existing images
restore your image onto his partition ....hopefully he uses grub and its easy to put grub onto mbr with the live cd

friend connects to update mirror...his sf list is yours
instead of updating write down what mdv wants to d/load and then go to a site where you can find these files and d/l them manually

burn to a dvdrw and import them onto your computer

3) In australia there are companies that do a "update" dvd re-master every so when I was on dial up...I just bought the dvd

4) or join a Linux Users Group and sweet talk them into same deal
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You didn't mention the version of mandriva you are using.... but,

If you have the text from easyurpmi you may, in most cases use an address from there....

urpmi.addmedia --update 2008_urpmi_main_updates with media_info/

And find the files you need from that repo.

Regards, Glenn
Old 01-08-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by bcotton56 View Post
How do I get the software updates available on if my machine is not (and will never be)connected to the internet? Is there a website I can access from another system to download these?

You can download RPM packages from a website such as:

even using a machine running Microsoft Windows, transfer them to diskette or CD/DVD, then copy them to your Linux machine. This will be a time-consuming process, if you think you need a lot of packages. An alternative method would be to use the services of a company that burns custom CD's. One such company is:

It should be possible to have Guillaume and his staff to put all the packages from main-updates onto CD's, per your specifications, at a very reasonable price. I will be investigating this myself in coming months, since I have a very nice working installation of Mandriva 2007.0 installed and I would like to have all its supplemental files on CD. By the way, I bought my installation discs from the above-mentioned company and I was very satisfied with the service provided.



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