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USM - Updates fail

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 20:24
by geocacher
Greetings,
I have installed Porteus on a Wyse R90L thin client machine and all appears to run in pretty good order. I next wanted to install Xastir. I decided to first go through the update manager tool. As soon as I start the application, it pops up with a notice that indicates missing database files with an instructional message to run 'updates'. I run the updates by selecting 'update all' from the drop down menu and a terminal window opens showing the progress of file downloads etc. The process consistently fails at one point - txt.gz (I think this is the correct name - I am not in front of the machine currently as I write this). It comes up with a 'failure' message. I am not sure what to look for and why it consistently quits the process at this same point each time. Any ideas? Thanks

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 22:30
by Ed_P
It means one of the mirrors has a corrupted file. There are a couple of options to try. Check out this thread: [INFO & SCRIPT] Slackware Mirror Settings for USM for one approach. And this posting for another: Re: Save files (Post by Ed_P #54673).

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 16 Nov 2017, 23:23
by cestrian
I'm a fellow newbie but this was my simple solution to the USM update failing on the salix repository:

1. Create the following folder path in rootcopy: /mnt/sda1/porteus/rootcopy/etc/usm
2. Copy in mirrors-salix.txt from etc/usm
3. Edit this mirrors-salix by commenting out the uncommented mirror (i.e. the dud one) and uncommenting any other one
4. Reboot and Hey Presto! :good:

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 00:56
by Ed_P
cestrian wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 23:23
3. Edit this mirrors-salix by commenting out the uncommented mirror (i.e. the dud one) and uncommenting any other one
Actually this approach works just editing the file in /etc/usm and restarting USM.

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 05 Dec 2017, 20:03
by geocacher
OH - I had missed these responses (the response notifier must have died on me) and moved on to give Puppy Linux a try. Puppy installed and updated itself, however, I have not been able to successfully get Wine to install and run so I could get the APRS program up and running. I still have my Porteus ISO file, so I may go back to this distribution (I do like the appearance of it better than Puppy) and then give the above steps a try. Thanks

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 05 Dec 2017, 22:37
by brokenman
:Yahoo!:
For a newbie you did surprisingly well! This is exactly what I would have done. Everything exactly the same, except for the puppy part.

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 06 Dec 2017, 22:38
by geocacher
brokenman wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 22:37
:Yahoo!:
For a newbie you did surprisingly well! This is exactly what I would have done. Everything exactly the same, except for the puppy part.
Thanks :Bravo:

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 20:01
by geocacher
Hi - this issue continues to be a pest... I tried the steps outlined by Cestrian in #3 above - commented / un commented different mirror sites and still am not having any luck at getting this to work. At one point it made it to the point of updating the database for slackware and then upon completion - it died while updating the confg file. Any other solutions? I wonder if all the mirrors are down..... Thanks

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 20:20
by Ed_P
Try the sesm.sh script. It's faster and covers all the mirrors.

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 20:32
by geocacher
Thanks - Ed, please give me a little bit more explanation for this.

USM - Updates fail

Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 23:30
by Ed_P
It's in the link I posted previously. [INFO & SCRIPT] Slackware Mirror Settings for USM