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Old 11-24-2004, 07:41 AM   #1
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updates problem


today, i have tried to update my mandrake several times. however, it always gives me the following error message :
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the following packages have bad signatures :

libxfree86-4.3-32.3.100mdk.i586.rpm: missing signature (couldn't open file)

do you want to continue installation?
then, i click on "yes" in order to continue installation but later i get an error message telling me that there are files that can't be installed.

what should i do now?

thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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could you please post the error message you're getting at the end? it sounds to me like you might be missing needed dependencies, but i can't determine that unless i see the error message.

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Old 11-24-2004, 07:51 AM   #3
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no problem, there you go :
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there was a problem during the installation :
libxfree86=4.3-32.3.100mdk is needed by xfree86-4.3-32.3.100mdk
xfree86-libs=4.3-32.3.100mdk is needed by xfree86-xfs-4.3-32.3.100mdk
unable to install package ftp://ftp.uni-wuppertal.de/pub/linux...00mdk.i586.rpm
i hope that helps you and thank you very much.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 08:06 AM   #4
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what version of MDK are you using? 10.1 or 10.0? the error is telling you that you need xfree86-4.3-32.3.100mdk installed before you can update the libxfree package. but, if you're using 10.1, you don't need xfree packages because 10.1 uses xorg. do the following in terminal as root so i can see what you currently have........

Code:
rpm -qa|grep xfree
and........

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rpm -qa|grep xorg
post the results to that here, please.

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Old 11-24-2004, 08:44 AM   #5
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firstly, i think i told that before, i am using mandrake 10 official. in addition, i tried to login as root but when i asked for a password, it didn't get the characters i press on my keyboard. i mean, when i was asked to enter the password, it didn't show stars, although i pressed every keys on my keyboard. i don't know what the problem is, what do i do wrong?
 
Old 11-24-2004, 09:54 AM   #6
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ok..........

i don't see anywhere that it's mentioned what version of MDK you're using. no biggie......... you're using 10.0.

you don't need to login as root. my mistake in explaining things. all you need to do is login as normal user, open a terminal (konsole, for KDE). at the prompt, type su (hit enter), type root password (hit enter). you will now be root in terminal & can run those commands.

but........ no need to, since you said you're running MDK 10.0, that means you're prolly running xfree, unless you upgraded to xorg.

so........ if you did upgrade to xorg, please run those commands for me.

if you haven't upgraded to xorg & are still using xfree, then open a terminal, su to root as i described above, & type mcc (hit enter). that will open Mandrake Control Center. go to software management->install. type xfree in the search box. look for the package named xfree86-4.3-32.3.100mdk in the search list. check it. it will tell you in order to install, you need various dependencies (xfs, dpi fonts, xserver, a few others). accept them all, install. it shouldn't give you a problem. if you get an "missing signature" message, ignore it & proceed with the install. once it's all installed, reboot.

PLEASE NOTE: if you have proprietary Nvidia drivers installed, you will need to reinstall them after the xfree upgrade. if you're using MDK Nvidia support, there will be no need to.

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Old 11-24-2004, 10:37 PM   #7
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i probably didn't make myself clear in the previous message. after i opened the terminal and typed su, i typed the password but in the terminal window it seemed that it didn't get my password (no stars were shown on the terminal window). if i didn't explain myself clearly again, here what i wrote :
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su
password:
however, it should show something like this :
Quote:
su
password:*****
i am really sorry that my english is poor. in the other hand, i hope you understand what the problem is.

EDIT : ok, finally i loged in as root and typed mmc. later, i entered to the install packages and ran a search for xfree86-4.3-32.3.100mdk, it gave me two results. i checked xfree86-4.3-32.3.100mdk but i was also asked to checked few others packages that weren't mentioned in your message. in addition, it gave me the same error message in the end of the installation.

Last edited by limp; 11-24-2004 at 11:11 PM.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 04:49 AM   #8
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your English is fine, don't worry.....

you won't see any stars (********) when typing the root password in a terminal. that's default behaviour. please do what i suggested earlier & post the results here. in terminal as root.........

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rpm -qa|grep xfree
that will show me what xfree packages you have installed. i'd like to see if there's any conflicting libraries involved.

otis

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Old 11-25-2004, 05:51 AM   #9
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as you wish, here is the result :

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[root@localhost bizk_il]# rpm -qa|grep xfree
libxfree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk
so what next?


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Old 11-25-2004, 06:08 AM   #10
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now i'm getting a bit confused. that's the complete output? it should show (roughly) 8 packages.

do this in terminal as root. i just had a brainstorm, it's CaPs SensItIve............

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rpm -qa|grep XFree
notice the capital XF. post the output of the above, please. i need to see all of the libraries you currently have installed.

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Old 11-25-2004, 07:36 AM   #11
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hoo right, it was my bad. i didn't know it is case sensetive. anyway, here's the new output :
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XFree86-xfs-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-server-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.3-32.3.100mdk
hopefully, that's what you wanted, right?

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Old 11-25-2004, 09:42 AM   #12
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ok, now i think we're getting somewhere.........

here's the total xfree apps installed from both of your posts..........

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XFree86-xfs-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-server-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.3-32.3.100mdk
libxfree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk
2 things from that..........

one, you're missing a package, to make it complete. it's not entirely neccessary, but good to have in some cases. you should also have the following installed........

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XFree86-100dpi-fonts-4.3-32.2.100mdk
more importantly, notice your 75dpi fonts version number? "XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.3-32.3.100mdk" i think that version "3" is your whole problem. it should be version "2". all those packages should have the same version number. when you try to upgrade XFree, it's bombing due to version number conflicts.

now, how to fix..........

this could be easy or tricky. lets try the easy version first..........

use MCC->software management->remove software. type xfree in the search. try to remove the 75 dpi fonts. i'm not sure if this can be done without taking the whole of xfree with it, though. i've never tried it. if when you go to remove those fonts & it wants to take all other xfree packages with it, DO NOT ALLOW IT TO DO SO. stop where you are & move on to the next solution. IF IT DOES ALLOW YOU TO REMOVE THE 75 DPI FONTS ONLY WITHOUT ANY DEPENDENCIES, then do so, go to "install software", type xfree in the search, then install the correct version of 75 & 100 dpi fonts. that version number would be "4.3-32.2.100mdk" NOT "4.3-32.3.100mdk"!

if it can't be done via the above method, then you have to do it via command line with X killed.

first, close all running apps, then type the following in terminal as root..........

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init 3
NOTE! before you do this, make sure you have your Mandrake install CD's handy OR a "main" source with internet access. you'll need one or the other!

that will kill X & dump you at a command prompt. login as normal user, then su to root. now comes the fun part. first, we're gonna remove ALL of xfree. to do so, type the following........

Code:
urpme XFree
(note: i'm not sure if CaPs matter here. if it tells you "no packages found" with XFree, then use xfree instead)

that will find your version of XFree, all dependencies, and ask you if you want to proceed. answer yes & do so to uninstall them.

now, we're gonna install the version of XFree from the Mandrake discs (or main source). type the following...........

Code:
urpmi XFree
it will list the XFree packages & ask you if you want to install. answer yes & do so.

now, you should have a good version of XFree installed. log out of root mode (type exit at the prompt) then type the following at the normal user prompt.........

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init 5
then, if you don't get a login box, type...........

Code:
startx
if all went well (it should have) that will restart X & get you back to a GUI. you can then proceed to get the updates. if for some reason X won't start (it sometimes happens) reboot the machine.

please post back with any questions, successes, or problems.

otis

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Old 11-25-2004, 12:24 PM   #13
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well, i did what you said. unfortunately, it couldn't remove xfree without dependencies, so i moved to plan b. the problem came when i typed :
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urpme XFree
it gave me all the dependencies, and xfree version but didn't ask me if i wanted to remove it. i also tried :
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urpme xfree
but it also didn't work.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 06:53 PM   #14
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do this in terminal as root...........

Code:
XFree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk
proceed as per my other instructions to remove xfree from terminal (init 3 to kill X, etc..... AKA: plan B)

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Old 11-27-2004, 02:39 AM   #15
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ok, today i did what you told me in the lastest message and when i typed y it tried to uninstall xfree and gaveme the following error message :
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removing failed:
/usr/x11r6/bin/xauth is needed by (installed) mkauth-1.7-8mdk
now what am i going to do?
 
  


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