Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Feb 2007 23:00 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris The first beta release of the upcoming Mandriva Linux 2007.1 is now available for download and testing: "Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring Beta1. Main changes: GNOME 2.17; KDE 3.5.6; Firefox 2.0; new suspend and hibernate infrastructure (with bootsplash support); new DNS servers framework (using resolvconf to handle DNS servers from multiple interfaces, and sort them by interface priority); documentation is included on live systems." Update: AdamW, OSNews reader and Mandriva employee, just emailed me that the .iso images of the Mandriva One live version are not yet the official beta version; the version currently on their servers is an earlier version with certain issues. The conventional installation .iso's are fine, though. The correct Mandriva One 2007.1 Beta 1 .iso's will be released early next week.
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Wanna Try It?
by Wemgadge on Mon 12th Feb 2007 00:24 UTC
Wemgadge
Member since:
2005-07-02

If you don't mind hosing your existing Mandriva install (ie: not a mission critical box) then you can try this build by going to easyurpmi http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
and selecting Cooker from the repository lists.
Su or Sudo and remember to type urpmi.removemedia -a first, in order to reinitialize urpmi's setup.
Then paste in the results of your script into a console:

urpmi.addmedia Cooker_Mirror_main http://mandrake.mirrors.pair.com/Mandrakelinux/devel/cooker/i586/me... with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia Cooker_Mirror_contrib http://mandrake.mirrors.pair.com/Mandrakelinux/devel/cooker/i586/me... with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia Cooker_Mirror_plf-free ftp://gsa10.eps.cdf.udc.es/plf/mandriva/cooker/free/binary/i586/ with hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia Cooker_Mirror_plf-nonfree ftp://gsa10.eps.cdf.udc.es/plf/mandriva/cooker/non-free/binary/i58... with hdlist.cz

Once urpmi setup is complete, just type:

urpmi.update -a
urpmi --auto-select -v

These commands are the Mandriva equivalent of apt-get dist-upgrade and work very very well.

Since Adam West posted this hint the first time last year, I have used these commands to upgrade my packages regularly and they really work very well.

Cheers

Matt

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RE: Wanna Try It?
by Wemgadge on Mon 12th Feb 2007 04:38 in reply to "Wanna Try It?"
Wemgadge Member since:
2005-07-02

Forgot to mention that these commands do not actually upgrade the linux kernel. They upgrade your GNU and your non-free goodies (assuming you selected PLF).

This build fixes the way that x-windows draws baghira... so I am happy.

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RE: Wanna Try It?
by AdamW on Mon 12th Feb 2007 04:40 in reply to "Wanna Try It?"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

I *wish* I was Adam West. Then I'd be rich and have a really cool role in Family Guy. Unfortunately I'm just Adam Williamson. ;)

Here's an update to the tip - you don't need to do two separate commands any more. You can now (since about halfway between 2006 and 2007, actually) do:

urpmi --auto-update

it basically just does both of those commands together (like dist-upgrade). And yes, you can use that method to bring you up to date with Cooker at any point, just don't blame us for anything that breaks afterwards ;)

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