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Newbe Linux user with his first question...

Okay, I have Mandrake Linux 9.1. I'm trying to set up different software sources from the source manager. My problem is, I know where I want the software to come from, but I don't know what to put in the "Relative path to synthesis/hdlist" area. Can someone help me and explain exactly what the synthesis/hdlist is for?
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It's the name of file saying which packages are in some directory. Take your first mandrake cd and look into directory with RPM's. You should find such file there.
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Ok, so what if I'm trying to set up my home directory as a source for downloads? Or if I'm going to set up one of the mirror sites for updates? What I'm needing to know is where is the hdlist directory/file(?)? That's what I'm really needing to know.
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I'm sure that there some script that generates such files. Just try to find it ( google.com, man rpm ).
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