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Old 07-20-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
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Location of Conky Forecast source?


Hi,

I'm trying to locate the source code or source package for Conky Forecast as I would like to get weather displayed.


I'm having quite a bit of difficulty locating it though as I've spent 3 days researching and found many guides on how to install and use it in Fedora but unfortunately the package download location is locked as it is an Ubuntu server used for the Apt repos in Debian/Ubuntu systems.


Apart from many other guides the one most noteworthy has to be this one:

http://www.fergytech.com/2009/02/non...conkyforecast/

which says to get the source from here:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/m-buck/ubun...conkyforecast/

unfortunately that link goes to an Apt server and claims permission denied!

What's the best way to go about this?

Is it even possible any more to use this package?

I'm running Fedora 15.


To be really honest I'm not quite sure why it hasn't been put into one of the 3rd party RPM repos that are available. Using RPMSEEK, I was able to find an RPM package for Mandrake/Mandriva but that was about it.


Can anyone give me a hand?


Thanks
 
Old 07-20-2011, 08:25 AM   #2
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To get the latest : # yum install bzr ( If bzr isn't installed.)
bzr checkout http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~conky-c.../conkyforecast


Version 2.20 http://www.mostlyslack.com/slackstuf...st_2.20.tar.gz
> > conkyforecast_2.20.tar.gz
 
Old 07-20-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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Many thanks for the response!

What's BZR?


I thought I just needed ConkyForecast....

Was I mistaken?
 
Old 07-20-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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'bzr' → Bazaar is a version / revision control system ..
(Like subversion, git, mercurial, CVS ...)
http://bazaar.canonical.com/en/
And the 'bzr' command is required to download files from the Bazaar repository.
See 'man bzr'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_control
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...ntrol_software

http://git-scm.com/ etc. etc. : Google has all the answers.

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Old 07-20-2011, 08:49 AM   #5
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Ok thanks!

I get the point....

So basically running:

Code:
bzr conkyforecast
will fetch the code and build it.

I have dealt with svn and git in the past which both were of similar syntax to mentioned above.


Basically this means according to what you've been saying that there are 2 methods of acquiring the conkyforecast source?
 
Old 07-20-2011, 09:00 AM   #6
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May be read 'man bzr'. And have a look at post #2 again.

The "download command" is : bzr checkout <URL>

Like : bzr checkout http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~conky-c.../conkyforecast


The other link with "conkyforecast-2.20" is OK too.
It's your choice : I don't know the application.

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:23 AM   #7
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Thanks for the information!!!

I actually used the second linke for the source code and as per the link I gave at the beginning:

Quote:
I was a bit confused at first. Most conky config examples had their extra conky features stored in a [dot] scripts folder in their home (~/) directory. I thought this was odd, but followed the crowd anyway. After downloading the conkyForecast files I realized its programming file is set to look in the “/usr/share/” folder. So; don’t waste your time putting it into a special little place in your home directory. Extract the files into “/usr/share/conkyforecast/” folder.
I installed it there....


However it didn't seem to detect?? Probably because it needed to be in /usr/share/bin I'm guessing.


Anyway I managed to get some output in my Conky instance of weather but it's garbled and only displays the outside temp:

Code:
${voffset 15}${font Weather:size=45}${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=WF}
${alignc 22}${voffset -60}${font Arial:bold:size=10}${color DimGray}${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=HT}
$font${voffset 10}${alignr}${color DimGray}Wind: ${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=WS}
${alignr}${color DimGray}Humidity: ${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=HM}
${alignr}${color DimGray}Precipitation: ${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=PC}

${color DimGray}Sunrise: $alignr${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=SR}${alignr}
Sunset: $alignr${execi 1800 /usr/share/conkyforecast/conkyForecast –location=TUXX0014 –datatype=SS}$color
I'm gona try symlinking it to see what happens as no icons or anything else, just text!
 
  


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