I'm having some problems with my Mandrake box. I've installed mandake 9.1 and has had it up and running for quite some time. However a few days ago I decided that I needed some files from the “contrib” archive. I thought that getting it from ftp was a good idea so I added that to the urpmi database (urpmi.addmedia contribs ftp://some.ftp.server/pub/bla/bla/9.2/
with hdlist.cz), updated it and did an install from there. The install failed since I added the 9.2 directory on my 9.1 box. I removed that entry and added a correct one. Another update and another install didn't work since urpmi now found the file (although the wrong version) in /var/cache/urpmi.
I then did what I now believe was stupid. I deleted the file from /var/cache/urpm, hoping that urpmi would now download and install the correct version. It doesn't. Instead it tells me to update my database, which I've done with urpmi.update -av but the problem persists.
Can someone help me with this. I would appreciate it.
Thinking that urpmi and rpm shared the same database I also tried rpm –rebuilddb and rpm –initdb but to no avail.
I also tried to remove all sources from urpmi, hoping to get it to “forget” what packages it had in the cache and I tried urpmi.update –clean on all sources.
These are the error messages that I get:
[root@pingu root]# urpmi --auto-select
To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed (13 MB):
Is this OK? (Y/n) y
Installation failed, some files are missing:
You may want to update your urpmi database