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Old 11-13-2004, 10:58 AM   #1
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"no package named media_info"


I am trying to use urpmi to install kde3.3 from CD4 of 10.1 Official. I log on as su, cd to /mnt/cdrom/media/kde3.3, and run urpmi * After a moment, I get the error message that there is no package named media_info. There is a folder on CD4 with that name but it is not being seen by the install routine, I guess.
I'd appreciate any help at this point on how to continue.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:56 PM   #2
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Have you tried installing media_info first?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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The problem is that media_info is not a "package" that can be installed--as far as I can see. It is a folder on CD4 with the following contents:
synthesis.hdlist.cz
pubkey
hdlist.cz
MD5SUM
 
Old 11-13-2004, 05:08 PM   #4
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Re: "no package named media_info"

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Originally posted by JerryNew2Linux
I am trying to use urpmi to install kde3.3 from CD4 of 10.1 Official. I log on as su, cd to /mnt/cdrom/media/kde3.3, and run urpmi * After a moment, I get the error message that there is no package named media_info. There is a folder on CD4 with that name but it is not being seen by the install routine, I guess.
I'd appreciate any help at this point on how to continue.

Thanks.
Do this:
go to urpmi manager add a new source....tell it is the local file system give it the path to the kde 3.3 folder (for example /mnt/cdrom/media/kde3.3). press ok....it will find the and add it to the list. then edit the recently added media and put the removable:// in front of the path (replacing what was there....and you will be all set.

CAUTION:
You will not be able to edit the menus once you do the upgrade with menudrake. You will need to switch the menu system to kde based menus. to do that, you need to do the following.

in your home directory create a folder called .menu and in it you create a text file called disable_mdk_customization. That will tell mdk to use the menus. I had to do that after the upgrade was done so I do not know if there is a way to switch to kde menus before doing the upgrade...
 
Old 11-13-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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The media_info folders now house the hdlist.cz files and the pubkeys for the current rpm directories.

You can avoid this problem by merely typing in

urpmi *.rpm

or urpmi *.*.rpm
 
Old 11-14-2004, 12:59 PM   #6
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Well that makes sense, thanks. I was misunderstanding the error message--newbie, what can I say!
 
  


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