Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky - Mandriva

This is a discussion on Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky - Mandriva ; I have long had minor problems updating my 2007.1 system using the Mandriva Linux Control Center, with the kludge being to delete all mirrors and re-add them. A few minutes ago, after trying to update my system via MCC/Software/Updates and ...

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  1. Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    I have long had minor problems updating my 2007.1
    system using the Mandriva Linux Control Center, with
    the kludge being to delete all mirrors and re-add
    them.

    A few minutes ago, after trying to update my system
    via MCC/Software/Updates and being told there were
    none, I simply opened a terminal window, su'd to
    root, and ran a one-line script provided by BitTwister:

    urpmi --wget --auto-update --auto-select --auto

    Net result was an install of seven updated packages.
    I don't think they were added to the mirror in the
    minute or two between trying to update using MCC and
    the update using the above.

    My DVD of 2008 has shipped, so I will not have this
    problem long, but others may wish to take note.

    The one-liner above was in file urpmi.autos.

    [root@jb bin]# ./urpmi-autos
    medium "Main (Official2007.1-1)" is up-to-date
    medium "Main Updates (Official2007.1-2)" is up-to-date
    medium "Main32 (Official2007.1-3)" is up-to-date
    medium "Main32 Updates (Official2007.1-4)" is up-to-date
    medium "Main Backports (Official2007.1-6)" is up-to-date
    medium "Contrib (Official2007.1-7)" is up-to-date
    medium "Contrib Updates (Official2007.1-8)" is up-to-date
    medium "Contrib Backports (Official2007.1-10)" is up-to-date
    medium "Non-free (Official2007.1-11)" is up-to-date

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...ree_updates.cz
    medium "Non-free Updates (Official2007.1-12)" is up-to-date

    medium "Non-free Backports (Official2007.1-14)" is up-to-date


    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...7.1.x86_64.rpm

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...7.1.x86_64.rpm

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...7.1.x86_64.rpm

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...7.1.x86_64.rpm

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...7.1.x86_64.rpm

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...7.1.x86_64.rpm

    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org/pub/linux/m...007.1.i586.rpm
    installing lib64cups2-1.2.10-2.3mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm
    lib64poppler1-0.5.4-3.3mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm
    cups-common-1.2.10-2.3mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm
    tetex-3.0-31.4mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm
    lib64poppler-qt1-0.5.4-3.3mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm
    cups-1.2.10-2.3mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm
    libcups2-1.2.10-2.3mdv2007.1.i586.rpm from /var/cache/urpmi/rpms
    Preparing... ########################...
    1/7: lib64cups2 ########################...
    2/7: cups-common ########################...
    3/7: lib64poppler1 ########################...
    4/7: tetex ########################...
    5/7: lib64poppler-qt1 ########################...
    6/7: cups ########################...
    7/7: libcups2 ########################...
    /* ... indicates snippage to prevent non-useful line wrap *
    * all else is cut-and-paste from the terminal window */

    Cheers!

    jim b.

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  2. Re: Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:29:44 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:

    > A few minutes ago, after trying to update my system
    > via MCC/Software/Updates and being told there were
    > none, I simply opened a terminal window, su'd to
    > root, and ran a one-line script provided by BitTwister:
    >
    > urpmi --wget --auto-update --auto-select --auto
    >
    > Net result was an install of seven updated packages.
    > I don't think they were added to the mirror in the
    > minute or two between trying to update using MCC and
    > the update using the above.


    It is going to depend on when the mirror is rsyncing with it's mirror.
    I use different mirrors on different machines.
    Looking at http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/...ies?dis=2008.0
    we see three 21-Nov released patches, two of my systems updated and as
    I type this, this system indicates no updates need be installed.


  3. Re: Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    Bit Twister wrote:
    > On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 01:29:44 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    >> A few minutes ago, after trying to update my system
    >> via MCC/Software/Updates and being told there were
    >> none, I simply opened a terminal window, su'd to
    >> root, and ran a one-line script provided by BitTwister:
    >>
    >> urpmi --wget --auto-update --auto-select --auto
    >>
    >> Net result was an install of seven updated packages.
    >> I don't think they were added to the mirror in the
    >> minute or two between trying to update using MCC and
    >> the update using the above.

    >
    > It is going to depend on when the mirror is rsyncing with it's mirror.
    > I use different mirrors on different machines.
    > Looking at http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/...ies?dis=2008.0
    > we see three 21-Nov released patches, two of my systems updated and as
    > I type this, this system indicates no updates need be installed.
    >

    Recognized. But my attempted update with MCC
    and the update using urpmi above were from the same
    machine to the same mirror, within a minute or two
    of each other.

    If you look at the messages from urpmi, only the
    non-free backports hdlist needed to be updated, and
    the update rpms downloaded came from the main repository.

    If the mirror had two or more servers holding the
    Mandriva updates and one had been updated but the other
    not yet updated, the results I got would be explained.
    (This can happen. A couple of years ago at work, I was
    getting different versions of an application from different
    applications servers. "Cannot happen." A few hours later
    I had the name and phone number of a guy known as "Doc,"
    an invitation to call him personally if the problem reoccured,
    and a script had been revised and all servers synchronized.)

    But I doubt that mirrors.secsup.org has more than one
    machine handling Mandriva repositories. The more likely
    explanation is that the MCC Updates in 2007.1 is buggy,
    which would explain my earlier problems with updates.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  4. Re: Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 02:29:49 GMT, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    > If the mirror had two or more servers holding the
    > Mandriva updates and one had been updated but the other
    > not yet updated, the results I got would be explained.


    > If you look at the messages from urpmi, only the
    > non-free backports hdlist needed to be updated, and
    > the update rpms downloaded came from the main repository.


    Yes, I understand, and as an example, I just executed, a little while ago,
    urpmi --wget --auto-update --auto-select --auto
    and saw a bunch of updates go in on my neighbour's machine (73).

    I wanted copies of the rpm names/dates so I ran a script which hauls
    down all the rpm names into .idx files, does a
    urpmi.update --wget name_here on each hdlist, (main, plf-free,...),
    finally does a urpmi --wget --auto-select and I was surprised to see
    the glibc being updated.

  5. Re: Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:29:49 -0500, Jim Beard wrote:

    > But I doubt that mirrors.secsup.org has more than one
    > machine handling Mandriva repositories. The more likely
    > explanation is that the MCC Updates in 2007.1 is buggy,
    > which would explain my earlier problems with updates.


    I don't have a copy of 2007.1 installed anymore, but does
    mcc update, in that version, have an option to only select
    security updates?

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  6. Re: Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    David W. Hodgins wrote:
    > On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:29:49 -0500, Jim Beard wrote:
    >
    >> But I doubt that mirrors.secsup.org has more than one
    >> machine handling Mandriva repositories. The more likely
    >> explanation is that the MCC Updates in 2007.1 is buggy,
    >> which would explain my earlier problems with updates.

    >
    > I don't have a copy of 2007.1 installed anymore, but does
    > mcc update, in that version, have an option to only select
    > security updates?


    I cannot find an option for security updates only.
    In addition to looking in the GUI, I looked at files in /etc/urpmi.

    inst.list had instructions only, commented out.
    netrc and proxy.cfg were zero bytes.
    skip.list listed only fragments of kernel names.
    urpmi.cfg contained only mirror repositories.

    Cheers!

    jim b.

    --
    UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
    expects users to be computer-friendly.

  7. Re: Mandriva 2007.1 MCC Updates Flaky

    On 2007-11-22, Jim Beard wrote:
    > David W. Hodgins wrote:
    >> On Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:29:49 -0500, Jim Beard wrote:
    >>
    >>> But I doubt that mirrors.secsup.org has more than one
    >>> machine handling Mandriva repositories. The more likely
    >>> explanation is that the MCC Updates in 2007.1 is buggy,
    >>> which would explain my earlier problems with updates.

    >>
    >> I don't have a copy of 2007.1 installed anymore, but does
    >> mcc update, in that version, have an option to only select
    >> security updates?

    >
    > I cannot find an option for security updates only.
    > In addition to looking in the GUI, I looked at files in /etc/urpmi.


    [...]

    I seem to recall that Mdv2007.1 has a 'drop-down selection' button above
    the list of available updates, which defaults to "all"; there may be a
    "security updates only" option there.

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