[oclug] Mandrake 9.2 updates
Brian's Linux Box
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Tue Jan 27 09:37:51 EST 2004
On Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 12:17 AM, Rod Giffin wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 22:32, Brian's Linux Box wrote:
>> The way I read it, all the offical Mandrake packages
>> are up2date (pardon the pun)
>> It seems a little too easy :-)
>> Am I missing anything here?
> Well, that depends. You didn't mention what site you were using to do
> the urpmi update. There are updates, you can use the Mandrake Control
> Center's software menu to find the sites that have them.
I did try to do updates on first install when it suggested it.
Something at the time prevented it from working. I guessed it
was a busy server or similar and put it off until later.
The GUI to do it seems straight forward from the docs - but
I'm trying to do it remotely from the command line.
Further perusal of the Mandrake Security pages comparing errata to my
system seems to indicate at least some of my packages are not current.
My /etc/urpmi.cfg contains this group (after some that refer to the
I didn't put that there. Is this correct to receive errata updates?
Is there a more local/reliable mirror I should use instead?
Do I have to mention this source specifically when I want updates
or should urpmi --auto-select use it automatically?
> However, keep
> in mind you don't need to update what you don't have installed.
Of course. This box has a fairly narrow range of duties - I've
as little as possible. I wouldn't have installed X if I hadn't wanted
to see what Mandrake looked like. That should help reduce the
>> PS pointers to shorewall docs for idiots appreciated too.
> Go to the source site. http://www.shorewall.net/
Thanks - I'll look.
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