[Mageia-discuss] mageia 1 install

bascule asura at theexcession.co.uk
Sat Nov 19 07:19:49 CET 2011

i've just upgraded from mdv2010.2 to mageia 1, a few comments:
my kde styule and colour settings weren't kept but this could have been a kde 
upgrade issue
despite choosing a directory on my capacious home disk to download the rpms to 
before install (i used the mgaonline gui) the install just hung, i used the 
urpmi method and noticed that even though i specified --download-all 
/home/somedirectory i still received the message that my / partition didn't 
have enough space, after messing about removing suggested packages etc. i 
found that even though i still got the message the rpms were downloaded to the 
specified directory anyway :)

otherwise fairly painless, still not happy with some kde features compared to 
3.5 but that's hardly mageia's fault (no knewsticker, web shortcuts to static 
pages don't work properly)

my one question is:
how do i add the core 32 bit repository manually? i have the i586 and x86_64 
repositories mirrored locally on an nfs server but i've read some comments on 
the web that the usual method of adding sources that i used in mandriva 
doesn't automatically add the 32 bit sources, is this right? in the past i 
would specify the root of the x86_64 repository but the gui would still find 
the adjacent i586 directory and add the 32 bit sources, is this still how it 
should work?

"...[Arthur] leapt to his feet like an author hearing the 
phone ring..." 

- Who says that the character of Arthur isn't autobiographical? 

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