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Topic: Short and Sweet MyDSL Troubleshooting and FAQ, Read this first!< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Posted: Sep. 17 2005,06:12 QUOTE

Q) I'm having some problem with MyDSL...

A) Make sure you are running the latest version of DSL, or at most only a version or 2 behind (preferably the latest, though).

Q) I'm getting checksum errors when using the MyDSL gui. What's wrong?

A) Switch back to the Ibiblio mirror in .dslrc. Some mirrors do not update packages very quickly. If you still get errors, download the package from ibiblio with Firefox or Dillo and check the md5sum. If it doesn't match the string found in the md5 file on Ibiblio, send ke4nt an email at extensions_at_damnsmalllinux_dot_org.

Easy Troubleshooting
1. If you are using Firefox or Dillo to download extensions, for Pete's sake, check the md5sums before you load them! Compare against the .md5 files on the mirrors! That's why they're there!

2. Read the info files that open in the MyDSL gui (the info link for each package on the mirrors)! They contain vital info, such as dependencies, instructions, etc.

3. Make sure that you are using the latest version of the extension in question. Extensions get updated regularly, especially when internal DSL stuff changes.

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