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    package installation troubles


    Hello:

    I'm pretty much a newbie but I'm managing.

    There are a number of packages I've tried to download in the past 2 weeks and have been having trouble with both the GUI installer and urpmi. Everything is pretty much giving me the same error as below. I have updated my urpmi database, so that didn't help. The packages I've tried to install have been

    dos2unix, unix2dos, libpopt-devel, and gmt-4.0-2mdk

    The specific output is as follows. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks




    [root@h80ad4be1 iiibbb]# urpmi gmt-4.0-2mdk
    To satisfy dependencies, the following 3 packages are going to be installed (117 MB):
    gmt-4.0-2mdk.i586
    gmt-data-4.0-2mdk.i586
    libgmt-4.0-2mdk.i586
    Is this OK? (Y/n) y

    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...ficial/current /i586//media/contrib/release/gmt-4.0-2mdk.i586.rpm
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...-2mdk.i586.rpm
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...-2mdk.i586.rpm
    ...retrieving failed: wget failed: exited with 1 or signal 0

    Installation failed, some files are missing:
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...-2mdk.i586.rpm
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...-2mdk.i586.rpm
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...-2mdk.i586.rpm
    You may want to update your urpmi database
    [root@h80ad4be1 iiibbb]#

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    Alright... I tried updating my urpmi database again and now that's failing.

    [root@h80ad4be1 iiibbb]# urpmi.update -a
    examining MD5SUM file
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
    retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "Main (Official2006.0-1)"...
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...hdlist_main.cz
    ...retrieving failed: wget failed: exited with 1 or signal 0

    retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
    no hdlist file found for medium "Main (Official2006.0-1)"
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Main (Official2006.0-1).cz]
    retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "Contrib (Official2006.0-2)"...
    ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...ist_contrib.cz
    ...retrieving failed: wget failed: exited with 1 or signal 0

    retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failed
    no hdlist file found for medium "Contrib (Official2006.0-2)"
    examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Contrib (Official2006.0-2).cz]
    [root@h80ad4be1 iiibbb]#

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    Hello - I wonder ... I used to have similar problems, with no apparent solution. Assuming the mirror sites are okay (one way to check is to visit them using a web browser) the problem may relate to the ipv6 protocol. Or not, but this is worth a go.

    Check the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf by typing:

    more /etc/modprobe.conf

    See if there are any lines reading as follows:

    alias net-pf-10 off
    alias ipv6 off

    If not, add those lines to the file and save. Now try again. This solved my immediate problems, but I still get the wget errors you've mentioned. However, the files install perfectly well.

    Are you able to surf the web with no problems?

    Do you have the right path(s) to the hdlist.cz files for each set of rpms you're trying to install? If not, they won't.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    A freind of mine says it seems like a busy server. However, I've not had success for many weeks. I will have to try early tomrrow or late tonight to see if that happens to work...

    Per your comments

    Hello - I wonder ... I used to have similar problems, with no apparent solution. Assuming the mirror sites are okay (one way to check is to visit them using a web browser) the problem may relate to the ipv6 protocol. Or not, but this is worth a go.

    Check the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf by typing:

    more /etc/modprobe.conf

    See if there are any lines reading as follows:

    alias net-pf-10 off
    alias ipv6 off

    If not, add those lines to the file and save. Now try again. This solved my immediate problems, but I still get the wget errors you've mentioned. However, the files install perfectly well.


    That didn't seem to help. Same errors.

    Are you able to surf the web with no problems?

    Yes. No issues.

    Do you have the right path(s) to the hdlist.cz files for each set of rpms you're trying to install? If not, they won't.

    I don't know how to check that.



    Just some more random info. There was a period of time before this where the GUI would not install a package, but an urpmi install worked with no problem.


    Anyway... hope someone can help me out.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iiibbb
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    Do you have the right path(s) to the hdlist.cz files for each set of rpms you're trying to install? If not, they won't.
    I don't know how to check that.
    That's the thing you have to check. Try to browser the repertories (in your web browser) mentionned in the /etc/urpmi/urpmi.conf file.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    I seem to be able to browse to them no problem... here are the contents.

    {
    downloader: wget
    verify-rpm: 1
    }

    update_source ftp://ftp.mandrake.ikoula.com/Mandra...0/main_updates {
    hdlist: hdlist.update_source.cz
    key-ids: 22458a98
    update
    with_hdlist: media_info/hdlist.cz
    }

    Main\ (Official2006.0-1) ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...a/main/release {
    hdlist: hdlist.Main (Official2006.0-1).cz
    key-ids: 70771ff3
    synthesis
    update
    with_hdlist: ../..//media/media_info/synthesis.hdlist_main.cz
    }

    Contrib\ (Official2006.0-2) ftp://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/dist...ontrib/release {
    hdlist: hdlist.Contrib (Official2006.0-2).cz
    key-ids: 78d019f5
    synthesis
    update
    with_hdlist: ../..//media/media_info/synthesis.hdlist_contrib.cz
    }

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    Hi - I would look again at those last two entries for main and contrib. The synthesis files are called:

    synthesis.hdlist_main.cz &&
    synthesis.hdlist_contrib.cz

    in your path. But in fact on the server they're called:

    synthesis.hdlist.cz

    So that's what you need in each case. You just need to fine-tune your knowledge of urpmi on the command line (where it's a very powerful tool).
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Easy urpmi does the trick

    http://mandrivausers.org/easyurpmi/index.php

    Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iiibbb
    Easy urpmi does the trick

    http://mandrivausers.org/easyurpmi/index.php

    Thanks guys.
    Hey, well done!
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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