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Old 10-07-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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urpmi --auto-select taking wayyy too long

Hi folks,

I've just changed my urpmi sources to point to a new server via easy urpmi website. After the process was completed, I issued the command 'urpmi --auto-select' to see which packages should be upgraded. However, that itself took 30 mins to execute and nothing came out. I looked at the process list via top and it does seem that urpmi is doing something once in a while. Any idea why it's taking so long?

Old 10-07-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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it's probably that the server is overloaded, or just plain slow. that happens from time to time. i'll use a particular server for a long period with no problems, then one day out of the blue it will refuse to connect or the dload speed will slow to a crawl. it happens from time to time. my suggestion is either wait & try again later, or change the server until you find one with a speed you can live with. i've found that the proax servers in Frnace tend to be very reliable & up to date & i get great speeds there all the time. and, that's connecting from across the ocean in the US.

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Thanks for the info. Was using Planetmirror in OZ. Didn't know urpmi --auto-select access the mirrors.
Old 10-07-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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RPM itself sometimes will get a corrupt database entry.


rpm -qa

and see if it runs to completion.

If it does then run the urpmi --auto-select

If not try

rpm --rebuilddb

and again

rpm -qa

and make sure it leaves you at a prompt.

urpmi should start listing dependancies and what it may need to remove withing 3-10 minutes depending upon the speed of your system.

Only AFTER this does it really hit the remote servers and start downloading files.

You will see this happening though.
Old 10-07-2004, 08:23 PM   #5
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Initially I thought it was due to a corrupt RPM DB. But after having removed jpackage and club sources, urpmi worked again. Shouldn't have added them in the first place I suppose {g}


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