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Want to warn all, that the latest updates to 2010.1 breaks the package-manager. See Bugzilla!

 

There is a workaround described, but warranties cannot be given.

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Reaction from Mandriva-team-member doesn't really make me feel better, as to be found on the cooker mailing-list:

 

Michael scherer | 18 Dec 12:30

Re: Expect heavy breakage for 2010.1

Michael scherer <misc <at> mandriva.org>

2010-12-18 11:30:14 GMT

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 09:21:39PM +0100, Florian Hubold wrote:

 

> BTW: Was this only a spurious mistake or will the coming

> interim 2010.2 replace all 2010.1 installs?

 

Likely someone who wanted to change cosmetics issues without

really realizing how much this will impact the distro.

 

For example, the lsb tools also depend on it, and so may others

part of the stack.

 

AFAIK, 2010.2 is just 2010.1 + updates + new wallpaper, I do not

really think this warrant a new release.

 

( and so, I think changing the release name is a cheap marketing trick, with

unfortunate consequence :/ )

 

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Latest addition in Bugzilla concerning urpmi-issue:

-------- Comment #5 From Margot on 2010-12-18 12:59:42 CEST --------

Unfortunately, simply changing the files mentioned in comment #3 did not

resolve the urpmi problem for me - I had to delete all my urpmi media and then

replace them.

 

Easy enough for someone who has a few years of experience with Mandriva, knows

how to find and use easyurpmi, and who reads the cooker list and so is aware of

the problem, but I wonder if newbies who got this mistaken update will

understand what has happened and what to do to put it right?

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# cat /etc/product.id

vendor=Mandriva,distribution=Mandriva Linux,type=Basic,version=2010.2,branch=Official,release=1,arch=i586,product=Free

 

From the above it would appear I have the problem being discussed in Bugzilla. Yet I am able to update my urpmi sources without any errors.

 

I am confused.

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daniewicz,

 

Maybe interesting info for Bugzilla?

Probably you have the possibility filing this to Bug 61941?

Edited by isadora

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For example i am having problems adding PLF-repositories since the aforementioned updates.

 

 

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Comment submitted to bug 61941. I have never done this before. Bugzilla newbie!

 

Saw your remark in the Bugzilla daniewicz.

Nice job, any information is helpful, i guess.

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For example i am having problems adding PLF-repositories since the aforementioned updates.

 

 

snapshot5rq.png

 

Reaction in Mandriva Bugzilla:

-------- Comment #8 From Michael Scherer on 2010-12-18 20:08:17 CEST --------

Anssi just said on irc that he will add the proper symlink to PLF.

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Problems concerning Mandriva-repositories for 2010.2 seem to be solved.

This is still not the case for the PLF-repositories as shown in the following

reaction in Bugzilla.

 

 

-------- Comment #9 From David W. Hodgins on 2010-12-18 22:15:38 CEST --------

 

Using strace, I've determined that the version used for all of the mirrors

except

PLF is the version number from /etc/product.id.

 

For the PLF mirrors, it uses the version from /etc/release.

 

As the directories for 2010.2 now exist for the repositories other then PLF,

it's now safe to change /etc/product.id back to 2010.2.

 

The PLF directories for 2010.2 do not yet exist (Sat Dec 18 21:14:39 UTC 2010)

so /etc/release should be kept at 2010.1, until they are created.

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Problems also concern PowerPack-users.

This message in Bugzilla just appeared:

 

-------- Comment #10 From Scott Karns on 2010-12-19 16:59:03 CEST --------

It would appear that this bug may also affect users who recently installed or

upgraded to 2010.1 PWP when they try to add the restricted medium. I upgraded

my machine that was running 2010.1 Free to 2010.1 PWP yesterday evening,

2010/12/18 (UTC - 7). I tried to add the restricted medium when the mdkonline

popup announced its availability, which failed. Checking the logs, I see this:

 

Dec 19 08:43:28 roadie mdkapplet[5859]: running: mdkapplet-add-media-helper

2010.2

 

I tried again with /etc/product.id.Powerpack and /etc/mandriva-release (symlink

targets for /etc/product.id and /etc/release respectively) modified per comment

#3, but that did not help.

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Tonight i gave it another try, adding PLF-repositories through EasyUrpmi.

Whereas i could not realise this since the earlier Mandriva updates, it seems all is back in order.

This is no guarantee for probable other issues connected to the earlier mentioned update.

But i think main problems are solved right now.

Up to the 22nd of December, the release of Mandriva 2010.2!!!!!!

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Today Eugeni Dodonov (Mandriva SA) replied to Bugzilla:

--- Comment #14 from Eugeni Dodonov <eugeni@mandriva.com> 2010-12-21 12:42:29 CEST ---

Murphy's Law stroke badly at mdv this time. Last week, 4 servers died

physically in France; the Conectiva office had to switch to another place and

became offline for 4 days; the iso generation machine died; the bugzilla server

died; the other machine used for generating the isos had disk problems so I had

to restart everything from scratch once again; the mail servers has stopped

working in Brazil; the network link in Conectiva died; and to sum it all up the

sync between adding 2010.2 into /etc/release and updating the mirrors went

wrong as well.

 

So I don't have anything to say but 'Sorry!'. Hopefully it is fixed now.

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It would seem to still be a problem. Bought some new computers a couple of weeks ago (jan 2011), installed PWP 2010.0 and went through the upgrade process - broken. Can't seem to add the PWP repositories. So for now, I've stuck with 2010.0 despite the frequent 'a new version has been released messages'.

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