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Hello

Does anyone know of any web based search engines for RPM lists which will give me an ftp address which I can use in rpmdrake so I can install all software throught mandrakes builtin software management?

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Not sure whether you look for something like rpmseek.com, but why not just entering the ftp mirror addresses directly?
Here is one which seems to be up-to-date:
ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/mandrake/official/

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has.
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Thanks al-hasan.

That is the problem, I don't know where to get more links like that.  There must be some sort of search engine which finds links like that for you automatically.

For example, I have found the following example:

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

The problem with this is that is does not let you search for links by typing in the program you want.

I want to be able to type in for example "firefox" and choose my distro, and then the web site should find all the ftp links with the latest rpm's for "firefox".

Do you understand what I mean?

I am going to check out this rpmseek.com you mentioned in your post.

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>>  I want to be able to type in for example "firefox" and choose my distro, and then the web site should find all the ftp links with the latest rpm's for "firefox".  <<

narmi2: guess I understand you now better. Seems in the Linux world we still have some way to go towards such a comfortable central page. Maybe somebody else knows such? I am interested too, though I consider moving to Debian.

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has.
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Thanks for the reply.

You have probably guessed that I'm a noob Linux user.  I tried Debian first and I didn't what hit me!  I found that to complex for me.  Then I tried Mandrake and am finding that a little easier to use.

the rpmseek.com link you gave me is close to what I'm looking for.  But that gives you direct download links which you can then click on and download to your Linux box.  I wanted something which would simply list all the ftp's which you can then enter into the rpmdrake software manager which could then be referred to from the install software option of mandrake.

Thanks for the help.
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narmi2: a friend of mine enjoys Mandrake very much, I am sure you will have good experiences with that. It is more a matter of taste, which distribution to choose.

I look forward to further comments about the website you look for, as it is indeed a good idea to know such. Maybe on Monday more experts will be around here, and more replies are likely then.

Regards,
has.
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Oh, hi, i'm new in linux, so that kind of things r very useful for me... anyway, i don't know if something like that exists, buy I think that is something what you will use:

http://rpm.pbone.net/

Oh i was forgettin' it, if u just want to find files for a specific distribution, use the option "Advance RPM search"

Of course, you can also try the option what al-hasan said: http://www.rpmseek.com/index.html
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