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Old 06-03-2005, 08:16 AM   #1
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Which directory do the Updates go to?


I have been installing many new softwares lately, with the MCC.

I have tried to update my Mandrake Distro with the stuff available on the net.
I have just got the list of the softwares to be updated with the MCC.

Now, when I install, instead of using the CD, MCC uses the Web to install the Softwares.
Now, I need to know which directory do these updates go to .

I need to know this, because for my further installations (If Ever Mandrake Crashes and I have to re install, then I will directly install with these Saved Updates.

I hope you are getting what I am trying to say.

Ready to provide more details if necesary.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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If you update from rpm files, they overwrite previous version. Try to search theme by using MCC remove software.

MCC control center -> Software management-> remove
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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Now, I need to know which directory do these updates go to .
The files goes to /var/cache/urpmi/rpms but by default they are deleted as soon the update ends.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 02:00 PM   #4
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I need to know this, because for my further installations (If Ever Mandrake Crashes and I have to re install, then I will directly install with these Saved Updates.
If your system crashes, then you can simply reinstall Mandriva, setup your URPMI sources, and reinstall all of your programs.

The only suggestion I have is to keep a list of all the programs installed on your computer (to ease your future installs).
 
Old 06-03-2005, 11:51 PM   #5
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The files goes to /var/cache/urpmi/rpms but by default they are deleted as soon the update ends.

Is there any option or some tweaking that can be done, so MCC will not delete these files?
 
Old 06-04-2005, 02:23 AM   #6
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Yes you can use the --noclean option on the command line urpmi. There is no option yet in the Mandrake Update gui to do this.

This command will download and install the latest updates:
Code:
urpmi.update update_source
urpmi --noclean --update --auto-select
After running this make sure you move the RPMs out of the /var/cache/urpmi/rpms directory because they'll be deleted the next time you install, remove or update packages with the GUI unless you use the urpmi command with --noclean.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #7
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Thanks, i will try that.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:55 PM   #8
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The only suggestion I have is to keep a list of all the programs installed on your computer (to ease your future installs). [/B]
Is there a way to print a list of all the programs installed? Or export the names into a text file or something? Or does it have to be done manually (please tell me it's not so)? Thanks.
 
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rpm -qa > /path/to/some/textfile
 
  


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