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Want access to 100 GB extra software ??

There are the new sources you can add to the package manager of Mandrake 10.1 to get extra software. Some of them everybody can add, but a few ( the last two ) are only for Club Members.

For those new to this concept, here how it´s done:

QUOTE (Bruno @ Forum)
Go to a console, log in as 'su' and paste the line after the prompt and hit enter.
Now it should work and get the list . . . be patient, it takes a while.
Then as you get the prompt back, close the console ( Ctrl+d , 2x ).

Now that we have added the source to your software manager, we can have a look at all the packages:

Go to the MCC --> Software Management --> 'RpmDrake helps you install software packages' ( the icon with the + ). Now you will see the text : 'All packages' under the search-box., 'All packages' 'by group' change the by group in: 'by medium repository' and you will get a list with the sources you can choose from: CD1, CD2, CD3 and also the Update source and the just added source. Click in the little triangle in front of the new source, and a list will fold out with all the packages you can choose from . . . . FUN, MAGIC, BLISS ! 

Here they are: ( Don´t click on the links but paste them in a root-console ) YOU HAVE TO BE ON LINE !


urpmi.addmedia contrib_ftp.nluug.nl_i586_10.1Official with ./media_info/


urpmi.addmedia plf-free with

You do need Contrib ( not club-contrib ) for PLF to work properly

Thacs: ( Music instruments ! )

urpmi.addmedia thacs.rpms with


urpmi.addmedia club.contrib_ftp.uni-bayreuth.de_i586_10.1Official with

Java packages:

urpmi.addmedia jpackage_ftp.nluug.nl_i586_10.1Official with ./media_info/

Eslrahc: Link

urpmi.addmedia eslrahc with

Norlug: Link

urpmi.addmedia NORLUG-10.1  with

More small ones:



urpmi.addmedia club.comm_i586_10.1Official http://NICKNAME:[email protected]/downloads2/comm/10.1/i586/ with ./media_info/

( replace "NICKNAME" and "PASSWORD" )

Club-Testing: ( Be Careful With These !! )

urpmi.addmedia testing_i586_10.1Official http://NICKNAME:[email protected]/downloads2/test/10.1 with

( replace "NICKNAME" and "PASSWORD" )


NOTE 1: If you add the sources today . . and you want to use them, let us say next week, you first have to update them because new packages might have been added, and old packages might have been removed . . . so each time before using them do "urpmi.update -a" as root in a console !!

NOTE 2: So again the warning: Mainly I only have the CD and Contrib source active all the time . . and only make all others active if I can not find the package I look for in those two ( CD and Contrib ) . . . . also you will get just too many different versions of the same package if you use all the sources at the same time, and sticking to the native Mandrake ones is recommended !

-- Jun 2 2004 ( Revised Dec 11 2005, some sources are obsolete ! ) --

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