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I recently installed Mandrake 10. Last night I attempted to use Mandrake Update. The size of many of the updates makes the updating process difficult, as I am still on dialup. Is there a better way? I have access to high speed internet at work on a W2K box.

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Yes. Navigate to an "updates" folder for version 10 on one of the ftp trees. Download and burn everything in the folder to a cd. Then add that cd to your sources and Mandrake update will use it to automatically find what you have installed and update it.

I use this one

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Yes. Navigate to an "updates" folder for version 10 on one of the ftp trees. Download and burn everything in the folder to a cd. Then add that cd to your sources and Mandrake update will use it to automatically find what you have installed and update it.

I use this one

I"m going to do that cause i also have a slow 56k dial-up at home. So far at work, i"ve downloaded all the rpms from:

http://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/linux/mandrake/offi...ates/10.0/RPMS/

Do the list files hdlist.cz and synthesis.hdlist.cz also needed from :

http://ftp.ntua.gr/pub/linux/mandrake/offi...ates/10.0/base/ ?

Think it"s better to burn them (1.1Gb) on a DVR-RW and update it monthly.

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Got a problem...

My downloaded rpms are in a folder "updates_030904". I try to build the hdlist.cz file with:

[root@smoothwall /]# genhdlist /home/patsio/updates_030904/ ...and i got the following error:

"Directory path to parse should be relative at /usr/bin/genhdlist line 63"

What"s that? Any help pls?

:(

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I'm not a programmer, but check out the referenced file at line 63, and see if there is more info! Open it in an editor.

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Ixthusdan:

 

I downloaded the updates from the ftp site you linked to and burned them to a CD. After adding the CD within Media Manager, I was able to install the files.

 

Everything appeared to install OK, however, I did see this error on completion:

 

there was a problem during the installation

....retrieving falied: curl failed: exited with 7 or signal 0

 

If I return to Mandrake Update, it no longer lists any needed updates. So I am assuming that my installation went OK. Is there a way to check?

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I'm guessing one of your sources still wanted to go on-line. I think you're ok. (He says from a safe distance!) :cheesy:

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Well the system appears to be stable thus far. I will keep a careful eye on things for a few days.

 

I was guessing that I had a firewall problem ( I forgot to disable my firewall when going to Mandrake Update).

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I'm not a programmer, but check out the referenced file at line 63, and see if there is more info! Open it in an editor.

Here"s line 63:

grep { m!^/! } @dir and die "Directory path to parse should be relative";

Im not a programmer too, so further help needed... :)

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