USM: "Please wait 6 hours for the next database update. Could not find: LIBS.TXT"

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USM: "Please wait 6 hours for the next database update. Could not find: LIBS.TXT"

Post#1 by JTD » 02 Mar 2019, 07:59

Good day Porteus forums! Just wanted to let you know that the alien repo seems to be down, I have been trying to download both VLC and LibreOffice from it and I keep getting this:
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Everything is up to date, from USM to the repos:
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I have read from other forum topics which have also bring this issue in the past, that it sometimes happens when the owner of the repo hasn't updated something or the links are down on his end, but since most of the responses said to wait 6 hours (just like the generic message popup tells you), and considering I have been trying to download them for a bit more than 2 days (48+ hours, 8 times the hours you would normally wait), I find it worthwhile to point out.

Other repos seem to work fine, with other software as well, but since alien has the most recent updates for both VLC (3.0.6) and LibreOffice (6.1.4), and they're popular software at that, I want to get them from his repo. I also tried to download them manually through other means (like http://slakfinder.org/), but I always get a ton of missing dependencies, so I rather let USM take care of that for me.

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USM: "Please wait 6 hours for the next database update. Could not find: LIBS.TXT"

Post#2 by francois » 15 Mar 2019, 00:41

This is a fix for salix. Try it for alien:

/mnt/sdb3/64_V40/xfce/changes/etc/usm/mirrors-alien.txt

get it with mousepad text manager or some other text application change the repo.

Try usm again.
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USM: "Please wait 6 hours for the next database update. Could not find: LIBS.TXT"

Post#3 by Ed_P » 15 Mar 2019, 04:43

Sorry nobody got back to you sooner JTD. :oops:
francois wrote:
15 Mar 2019, 00:41
This is a fix for salix. Try it for alien:
:%) Not sure what you're suggesting francois. alien has only 1 url in his mirror.

BTW I think this posting applies here also. Problem with LIBS.TXT
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Post#4 by Linux.Blue » 17 Mar 2019, 04:24

Im brand new to this and came across this error after trying to install K3b. I figured i was selecting the wrong files.
So thats why it failed?

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Post#5 by Ed_P » 17 Mar 2019, 04:55

It's a problem with USM working with alien based files. Still waiting for a fix. :(
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Post#6 by Linux.Blue » 17 Mar 2019, 12:39

I suppose the beauty of porteus running off a USB us that i can boot from the HD and use another distro in the meantime.
I know a lot of distros that can share partitions, but i never tried it.

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