Server products received full updates for at least 5 years after their release.The first release was based on Red Hat Linux (version 5.1) and K Desktop Environment 1 in July 1998.The Official release would have to include fewer bugs than the Community release..was a disgrace!Mandriva Linux (a fusion of the French distribution Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux and the Brazilian distribution Conectiva Linux) was a Linux distribution by Mandriva. Each release lifetime was 18 months for base updates (Linux, system software, etc.) and 12 months for desktop updates (window managers, desktop environments, web browsers, etc.). But that's ok, I like the fact that, in this era of re-jigging and reinventing, Mandrake is one character who never got an unsuitable, inappropriate updating. Mandrake The Magician is seen by some as the first superhero, coming before both Superman and creator Lee Falk's other great hero The Phantom. Even if you exclude Doc Savage & The Shadow ( and you can't really ), The Phantom was the first to put on a mask and a costume. Since the '40's he's appeared in the archetypal stage magician's outfit of top hat and tails, regardless of the situation.I remember getting that error initially, but it went away after I found a mirror that worked and after I had downloaded some updates. The problem with Mdk 10 updates at present is that the hdlist takes about 10-15 minutes to download on a 512k connection EACH time there are updates (it took my Dad 2 hours on dialup just to get the hdlist!
I am not able to connect to any of the sources in the update utility. No better than the GUI tool though as I cannot find a mirror. They all give this error:...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 9 or signal 0retrieval of source hdlist (or synthesis) failedno hdlist file found for medium "update_source"problem reading synthesis file of medium "update_source"Any Ideas??It has since moved away from Red Hat's distribution and has become a completely separate distribution in its own right. Thanks for your assistance that's because the default sources are the ones that every mandrake user and his dog are connecting to.... like at mirror.au You'll soon work out how to modify your source repository.secondly, I've never heard of apt-rpm.that's for reading this post. No it is a version of the apt package management tool that work with rpms. I have never heard of a verion of apt for Mandrake but I haven't really looked. There was a version for mandrake on one of the cds. Secondly can I use apt-rpm on mandrake 10 and if so where can I find a local repository? Try the Debian web site or freshrpms for more info.
And most beautiful girl in the galaxy Narda, along with Lothar's main squeeze Karma, both gals seeming to spend an inordinate amount of time lounging around by the pool, presumably so that artist Fred Fredericks has an ongoing excuse to draw them in bikinis: Mandrake is a light, frothy souffle of a strip, set in a world where no one ever really gets hurt, and nothing really bad ever happens.And the more Mandrake you read, the more you realize what a truly great newspaper strip it is, and what a great cartoonist Frederick was.