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

See, here how it´s done:
QUOTE (Bruno @ Tips)
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 !

Source PLF:

urpmi.addmedia plfplf with

Source Thacs:

urpmi.addmedia thacs.rpms with

Source Contrib:
urpmi.addmedia contrib with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/

Source Club contributions: ( open to all )

urpmi.addmedia with

Source Eslrahc: ( Link )

urpmi.addmedia eslrahc with

Source Norlug: ( Link )

urpmi.addmedia NORLUG-10.0 with

More small ones:

Only for Club members

Source Club Commercial:
urpmi.addmedia club.comm_i586_10.0Official http://NICKNAME:[email protected]/downloads2/comm/10.0/ with ./

( replace "NICKNAME" and "PASSWORD" )

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

urpmi.addmedia testing_i586_10.0Official http://NICKNAME:[email protected]/downloads2/test/10.0 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 ( Obsolete ) --

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