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Old 08-05-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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pkg-tools > 1.3.2 for LFS 5.1.1?


Hi, folks

I've been using Linux for maybe 6 months or so now; and I'm getting into building my first LFS. I'm enjoying the process on the whole, and I'm keen to get everything up and running.

However, I've run into a bit of a stumbling block. Although I'm happy to install the base system as-is, I'd like to use a package manager to keep things tidy once I have a working install. Ideally, I'd like to use pkg-tools, since a) i prefer simpler tools in general, and b) i'm familiar with them already as my current distro is Vector Linux, which is based on Slack.

I see that others have adopted Slack's tools for LFS:

--==++ I would post the url but the forum won't let me ++==--

However, this advice is based on version 1.3.2 of pkg-tools. From searching these fora, I see that people have tried later versions of pkg-tools, but apparently without success. Whilst I'm happy to go with 1.3.2 if that is the best/only solution, I'd prefer to use a later version, or at least understand why the later versions won't work!

So. My question is -- has anyone got later versions of pkg-tools working? If so, how?


Any advice gratefully received!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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1.3.2 refers to the version of checkinstall that should be used, the pkgtools version (hdsetup.tgz) is from Slack 7.1

I have not been able to get later versions working, but hey im still working on it.

But i am also developing my own version, based on the 7.1 version that works.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply; and for the clarification.

It looks like I'll just have to go with the older tools.

Ta!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 08:40 AM   #4
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The only real difference is that pkgtool is just text based, and dosnt use ncurses for the menu functions. It does the job of adding and removing packages brilliantly tho!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 09:11 AM   #5
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Oh, well that's no problem -- I only really use the text-based tools as it is anyway

Is it important how I have my directory tree laid out with installpkg / removepkg? I'm guessing the tools auto-detect where things are, but I guess its possible that its hard-wired for a slack-like structure?

I'm assuming that if I follow the structure laid out in LFS 5.1.1 (pretty much adhering to the LFS standard, according to the book) I'll be alright. Is that correct?

Thanks for the help
 
  


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