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hii i am a new user to linux and i have installed Mandrake 10.1 on my system i was trying to setup urpmi for mandrake.i googled and found that i ...
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    urpmi problem unable to understand


    hii
    i am a new user to linux and i have installed Mandrake 10.1 on my system
    i was trying to setup urpmi for mandrake.i googled and found that i could be set up with the help of some sites and i tried that but i am getting some kinna of errors and i am not able to figure out wat these means
    please help me out
    thanx in advance

    errors
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    [root@mysterio tarun]# urpmi.addmedia plf-nonfree http://plf.acnova.com/mandrake/non-free/10.1 with hdlist.cz
    using different removable device [/dev/hdd] for "Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3)"
    using different removable device [/dev/hdd] for "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1)"
    using different removable device [/dev/hdd] for "Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2)"
    added medium plf-nonfree
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3).cz]
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
    retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "plf-nonfree"...
    http://plf.acnova.com/mandrake/non-free/10.1/hdlist.cz
    ...retrieving failed: curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'plf.acnova.com'
    retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
    no hdlist file found for medium "plf-nonfree"
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.plf-nonfree.cz]
    problem reading synthesis file of medium "plf-nonfree"
    unable to update medium "plf-nonfree"
    [root@mysterio tarun]# urpmi.addmedia main ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrakel...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
    added medium main
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3).cz]
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
    retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "main"...
    ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrakel...info/hdlist.cz
    ...retrieving failed: curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'mdk.linux.org.tw'
    retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
    no hdlist file found for medium "main"
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.main.cz]
    problem reading synthesis file of medium "main"
    unable to update medium "main"
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    please help me out .
    does i have to set proxies because i am connected to the internet through a proxy server of the college
    if so what will be command ??will it the same we use in fedora core 3 before downloading anything through yum

    is the above problem is due to my location??i am in india

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    Try again using http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ and select other sites than what you already have.
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    even i am trying other sites i am getting a error message as earlier

    i am curious to ask wat does "...retrieving failed: curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host" means ???

    can anyone elaborate a bit on it.

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    Can you ping those hosts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarun
    even i am trying other sites i am getting a error message as earlier

    i am curious to ask what does "...retrieving failed: curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host" means ???

    can anyone elaborate a bit on it.
    tarun, it's an error that happens whenever the dependencies are messed up. Completely remove the exisiting dependencies and then reapply using the easyurpmi and all will be well.

    Remove them using mandrake control centre or the comand line.
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    yes i am able to ping to the hosts.

    since i am using a proxy server of my college do i need to specify anywhere about the proxy setting and username/passwd before writing those commands on the console.??

    one more thing while typing all these things i am getting the error that "unable to update main" but when i did
    #urpmi mplayer-gui .
    it installed mplayer. does it mean that my urpmi is configured?

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    chris thanx for ur help
    plz could you help me how can i remove these dependencies.
    i am a newuser and wud be very thankful to u if u cud help me get out of this mess.

    Thanx once again

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    do i need to remove these both ?am i doing the the right thing?
    1)Name: urpmi
    Version: 4.5-25mdk
    Size: 2649 KB

    2)Name: gurpmi
    Version: 4.5-25mdk
    Size: 3 KB

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    That looks like the urpmi software. Don't remove that!

    Go into mandrake control centre and select the software tab. There you'll find options for maintaining the sources. Just delete all that you have listed. Then run the commands generated from easyurpmi.

    Post back if probs.

    Quote Originally Posted by tarun
    do i need to remove these both ?am i doing the the right thing?
    1)Name: urpmi
    Version: 4.5-25mdk
    Size: 2649 KB

    2)Name: gurpmi
    Version: 4.5-25mdk
    Size: 3 KB
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    dude thanx a lot
    basically the problem was that i was not enabling the proxy to get linked to the mirror sites.
    in the media manager i set up the proxy and passed the commands from the easyurpmi to konsole and now it retrieved everything from the mirror sites.


    thanx for ur help.might need ur help in other problems also whenever they arise

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