[Mageia-discuss] Mandriva breakage warning *** important ***

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Sat Dec 18 17:09:04 CET 2010

Le 2010-12-18 10:39, Margot a écrit :
> On Sat, 18 Dec 2010 10:32:31 -0500
> Marc Paré<marc at marcpare.com>  wrote:
>> Le 2010-12-18 02:44, Juergen Harms a écrit :
>>> I just found this message from Florian Hubold in the cooker
>>> mailing list
>>>   >todays update for mandriva-release-common from main/updates
>>>   >from 2010.1 breaks mirrorlist and therefore urpm*-tools
>>>   >altogether when a placeholder like $RELEASE is used with
>>>   >mirrorlist, and as this seems to be the default setup, many
>>>   >machines will be hit by this, effectively disabling package
>>>   >management.
>>> The server for the Mandriva forums appears to be (already?)
>>> broken, no possibility to warn people via that evident way -
>>> maybe this copy can help to minimise annoyance.
>> Thanks, but too late for me. My urpmi is now broken! Doh! There
>> is a thread of it on usenet. I wonder how they will go about
>> fixing this. Plus, I manage about 40 desktops for users in need
>> of help. Hmmmm ...
>> Marc
> Instructions for fixing the problem are here:
> https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=61941

Yes, but as stated in the follow up discussions, new users will most 
likely not know how to fix it on their own. I imagine, as stated in one 
of the replies, that Mdv will have to create 2010.2 repositories and 
send out another updated through these repositories to fix the problem.


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