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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Fixing Mandrake's Christmas Present

Mandrake released updated versions of urpmi right before Christmas for versions 8.1, 8.2, and 9.0 of their Linux distribution. Upgrading renders urpmi and MandrakeUpdate unusable. Thanks guys! Here's how to fix it:

  1. Log in as root
  2. Run urpmi.removemedia -a
  3. Fire up drakconf and go to Software Management-> Software Sources Manager-> Add
  4. One by one, mount all the Mandrake CDs and enter the information under "Removable device" (I used "Installation #1, #2, and #3" for the names and just /mnt/cdrom for the path)
  5. Click on "Mandrake Update" to update as usual

This should un-hose your urpmi so both it and MandrakeUpdate will function properly again. Thanks for the present, guys!

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