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Old 04-27-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question using easyurpmi


Upon following the three steps in easy urpmi and doing the download are the files installed automatically or are additional steps necessary. I did not hear any hard drive activity after download of 25 mb of files. Later I downloaded just one file, Wine, and heard a few seconds of hard drive activity along with a progress bar while it installed.

Thanks for any hellp on this in advance.
 
Old 04-27-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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yes, urpmi automatically installs the software if you followed the regular method. The progressbar which you mentioned is obviously the installation progress bar. I dont know why the packages you downloaded were not installed(the 25mb one). You can chceck if it was installed by either find its version no. (<package name> --version) or go to MCC, software packages, installed packages and search for the package you just installed(this is easier).
 
Old 04-28-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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Easy URPMI just helps you set up your repository mirror data. All you download during that procedure is the *lists* of files/versions that are available on the mirrors you selected. This enables the lists of available software to be displayed in rpmdrake, or to be queried on the urpmi command line.

When you use rpmdrake (or the urpmi command) it goes to the mirror and downloads the file(s) (using ftp - get) you requested, and installs them. If you watch the progrss bar for rpmdrake, you will see that it runs twice for each file: once indicating download progress, and once indicating install progress.

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Old 04-28-2005, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for your responce. I have used the easy urpmi to set up for system core packages and security updates. When I entered the syntax as indicated from my selected mirror the install seemed to work fine but I was confused because once the download(s) completed there was not hard drive activity or progress bars.

However on downloadind WINE by using: urpmi wine, after the download I got the two progress bars and harddrive activity.

I wondering if updating security packages and core operating system packages does not require the progress bars and hard drive activity and are just loaded to a file during the download upon your initial setup of urpmi.

I hope I was able to make myself somewhat clear.

Anyway, thanks again
 
Old 04-28-2005, 01:55 PM   #5
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Security and core OS package updates are handled just like any other urpmi/rpmdrake update. The update has to be downloaded and then installed.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:20 AM   #6
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Hi,

i'm using easy urpmi but I find some old version stuff.
For exaple I find wine version 2004xxxx , Firefox 1.0.2 (already write in other topic), other emulation software those are bit old...

So, this is my question :

is a good thig to download and install software from easy urpmi or .... ?

I know that using urpmi I find all the dependencie, but the software are old.
Can I download software (and all dependencie) using urpmi and after upgrade only software version ?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 05-01-2005, 07:13 AM   #7
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You could download a newer package from a site like rpm.pbone.net. Be sure to check the dependencies list and download those packages also. It may work out best if you download the packages into a new directory.

Then from the shell use the urpmi command and use auto completion so that you include the entire file name of each package.

Suppose that a newer version doesn't exist yet for Mandrake linux, and you decide to download a newer version from source from the programs WEB homepage. You could use the checkinstall program to convert the final stage into an RPM package. This way, you will be able to use drakconf (MCC) to uninstall the package later on.

checkinstall

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Old 05-01-2005, 12:17 PM   #8
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When a 3rd-party/commercial app (e.g. wine, FireFox, etc.) puts out a patch, it won't necessarily get picked up by the Mandrake maintainers right away. Fortunately, most companies make it pretty easy to install their software even without using rpms. Knowing how to compile is a plus, especially knowing how to resolve errors that may occur.
 
  


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