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Old 09-10-2003, 08:43 PM   #1
Gilligan
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Unhappy No available Updates?


I am running LM 9.2b2 and ran the update program and I was told that it was void because I either have all updates or there are none available. I find this hard to believe that nothing has been updated from b2 to RC1? Is this possible?
Also what can I use as a FTP/HTTP site to get updates from? As a new user having to fill this in is not as easy as it should be. There should be a list of available servers to choose from. Or did I do something wrong?

A BIG TIA
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:09 PM   #2
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Do you have a contrib or cooker source added to your sources manager? If not, then that's probably why you aren't finding any updates.

Go to http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/ for an easy way to add sources to urpmi. All you have to do is click on the ones you want to add and click on the proceed button. There will be instructions on how to add them from there. Make sure, though, that you change your version from 9.1 to cooker at the top of the screen otherwise you won't have any updates.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:21 PM   #3
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Angry another problem

I tried the urpmi command except got an error

bash: urpmi.addmedia: command not found.

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Not my day
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:14 PM   #4
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You have to do it as root otherwise you will get that error.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:38 PM   #5
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I installed Mandrake 9.1. as a dual boot and could not run Mandrake Update. I was told run the command urpmi.update -af in console and when I tried again I got the list of mirrors followed by a list of updates.
However, the download failed as I did not have enough space. When I did a clean install I got the same as you i.e. updates "None" and message about void.... I would be interested in knowing how you fixed your problem.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:17 AM   #6
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are you doing it from the gui tool? That one seems a bit flaky. It often helps to go to the sources manager and to *remove* the update_source. Be sure to *save* and quit.

If this doesn't work, add urpmi sources using easy urpmi as LiquidZoo suggests and then, as root, do
urpmi --auto-select
This should get all the updates installed. If you're using 9.1, you probably don't want to add cooker to the sources for this. If you're running 9.2b or 9.2RC, you should.
 
  


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