Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with USM

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Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with USM

Post#1 by Nightshaxx » 16 Jul 2015, 17:26

Hello, I just downloaded Porteus, and I am coming up agaist a problem I have had before when trying to run Porteus. I cannot install programs from the USM.
Porteus-v3.1
Kernel: 3.17.4-porteus
Whenever I try to refresh the database (via the GUI or command line) I get this:

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 Starting alien database update 
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.

gzip: /var/usm/alien/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 221
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 
I downloaded a database list from here viewtopic.php?f=117&t=3186&start=15 , and it worked to some extent (I can search for packages without having to update the database) but whenever I try to actually download anything, I get this:
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I was wondering what you suggest. I looked through some other posts before posting this, but I could not find a resolution. I there is a post that has a fix, feel free to link it, and I will delete this post if that fixes it. I know how annoying spam can be! :wall:

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Re: Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with USM

Post#2 by Bogomips » 16 Jul 2015, 18:49

Confirmed

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
 Starting alien database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.

gzip: /var/usm/alien/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 259
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u salix
 Starting salix database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: OPTIFEST.gz  DONE

gzip: /var/usm/salix/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 259
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u slackware
 Starting slackware database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.

gzip: /var/usm/slackware/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 259
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u slackwarepatches
 Starting slackwarepatches database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.

gzip: /var/usm/slackwarepatches/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 259
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u slacky
 Starting slacky database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.

gzip: /var/usm/slacky/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 259
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u ponce
 Starting ponce database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE

gzip: /var/usm/ponce/LIBS.TXT.gz: not in gzip format
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 259
Could not decompress: LIBS.TXT.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u sbo
 Starting sbo database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
SLACKBUILDS.TXT.gz
Downloading: SLACKBUILDS.TXT.gz  DONE
 sbo  database updated. 

Will have to wait on an Admin.
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#3 by Ed_P » 17 Jul 2015, 00:43

Still occurring. With brokenman gone not sure when it will be resolved. Can manually update the others by selecting them one by one.
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#4 by francois » 17 Jul 2015, 01:00

Second confirmation here.
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#5 by Lactorn » 17 Jul 2015, 08:41

Could this be related to Sourceforge being down?

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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#6 by beny » 17 Jul 2015, 16:54

<html><head>
<title>SourceForge</title>
<!-- <script src="/js/jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script> -->
<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js"></script>
<script src="//sourceforge.net/js/mirrors.js"></script>
<script src="/js/sf.js"></script>
<script>
var DR_loc = DR_parse_hash_url();
if (DR_loc) {
DR_sf_main(DR_loc);
} else {
window.location.href = 'http://sourceforge.net/home.html';
}
</script>
</head><body>
<noscript>
We're sorry -- the Sourceforge site is currently in Disaster Recovery mode, and currently requires
the use of javascript to function. Please check back later.
</noscript>
</body></html>
this is the stripped package .LIBS.TXT so the alien bob repository is out of service, i think this file is generated by brokenman i have checked into the alien bob repos and do not exist so the sourceforge problem is usm related for this repository.

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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#7 by Seva » 17 Jul 2015, 17:44

usm not updating, fatal error

could not decompress libs.tar.gz
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#8 by Bogomips » 17 Jul 2015, 22:30

If anyone had cared to scan the output in my post, they would have seen that all repositories, with exception of sbo have been afflicted. One can only assume that that it is the database, and that the database is hosted on sourceforge. If this is the case it would be sensible to seek other mirrors to house the database, seeing as sourceforge has vulnerabilities.
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#9 by ncmprhnsbl » 18 Jul 2015, 03:29

sourceforge appears to up again, for me at least... usm updated ok
but , as you say , some mirror(s)instead of/ for backup would be good.
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#10 by Bogomips » 18 Jul 2015, 13:10

USM OK. :Bravo:
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Re: FAA Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with U

Post#11 by Ed_P » 18 Jul 2015, 13:14

Bogomips wrote:USM OK. :Bravo:
Updating is ok but selecting to install a flashplayer update fails. LIBS.TXT files are missing.
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Re: Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with USM

Post#12 by ncmprhnsbl » 19 Jul 2015, 22:32

@Ed_P .. yeah , must admit i didnt try download anything :oops:
"Brokenman needs to update the database" (sic)
you can however still download packages that havn't been updated recently...
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Re: Having trouble refreshing/installing packages with USM

Post#13 by beny » 19 Jul 2015, 22:57

slackbuild work well if you want a new software version...usm work on slackware 14.1 every week sbo rsync the database,but if you want something tailored on current try the phantomX slackbuilds the last minute of software build.

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