usm -u all error

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usm -u all error

Post#1 by aggepav » 15 Oct 2020, 13:39

So I am a newbie to Linux in general but i needed a distro to use for a live usb and this seemed to be the best, so i installed it.
The distro itself is very snappy and feels great so I am pretty happy with it. The only problem i have is that when i try to use usm -u all to update the databases i get an error.
I've read a different post from someone who had the same problem as me, and all he said he did was wait a day and try again. Well, I've waited a week re-trying everyday and still nothing. Am I doing something wrong?
This is what comes up in my terminal

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
14.2+
alien was updated 2429 seconds ago. Skipping.
salix was updated 2423 seconds ago. Skipping.
 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

gzip: /var/usm/slacky/CHECKSUMS.md5.gz: unexpected end of file
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 248
Could not decompress: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz
 
============================================================================== 

root@porteus:/home/guest# 

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usm -u all error

Post#2 by Ed_P » 15 Oct 2020, 15:51

Some of the mirrors USM uses have experienced problems since the start of the pandemic. Have you tried running sesm?
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Post#3 by aggepav » 15 Oct 2020, 18:09

Yep, and it gives back this:

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root@porteus:/home/guest# bash sesm.sh all
bash: sesm.sh: No such file or directory
root@porteus:/home/guest# 
Same thing with safm.sh

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 15 Oct 2020, 20:11

aggepav wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 18:09
Yep, and it gives back this:
Did you scroll down to this part?

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Script to Set the fastest Slackware Mirrors (aka sesm.sh)

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Once you have saved the code run a "chmod +x sesm.sh" command then run it. :)
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Post#5 by Shadow0815 » 16 Oct 2020, 08:32

also try:

mkdir empty
cd empty
and then use usm

it bugs when the pwd got files it doesn't like

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Post#6 by beny » 16 Oct 2020, 11:38

hi all, but usm work on porteus 5x?

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 16 Oct 2020, 16:10

beny wrote:
16 Oct 2020, 11:38
usm work on porteus 5x?
No. Not included with the latest release.
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