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Old 03-31-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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How to install hardinfo


In trying to create a repolist, I found http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Petra
One of the packages reported I use the software channel to install it.

Quote:
Same version is available in a software channel

You are recommended to install the software from the channel instead.
What is the software channel and how do I use it?

Thanks

Edit: this thread produced a satisfactory result. Eventually.

Last edited by Gandalf_PCHF; 04-03-2014 at 12:16 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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This is from Wikipedia in re LinuxMint:
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Package classification

Linux Mint divides its software repositories into four main channels that reflect differences in their nature and in their origin.
main
Provides only software that is developed by Linux Mint.
upstream
Provides software which is present in Ubuntu but patched or modified by Linux Mint. As a result, the software provided by this channel behaves differently in each distribution. Notable examples are Grub, Plymouth, Ubiquity, Xchat, USB Creator and Yelp (the help system).
import
Provides software that is not available in Ubuntu or for which no recent versions are available in Ubuntu. Notable examples are Opera, Picasa, Skype, Songbird, the 64-bit Adobe Flash plugin and Frostwire.
romeo
Not enabled by default. Provides test packages before they are promoted to other (stable) channels. As such it represents the unstable branch of Linux Mint.

Additionally, there is a "backport" channel for ports of newer software to older releases without affecting the other channels. It is not enabled by default.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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Sorry, bigrigdriver, but that doesn't help me at all.
That may be some form of definition, but I see nothing practical that I can use.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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My guess would be that it means "use the package manager," but that's just a shot in the dark.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 09:17 PM   #5
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Do you mean like Synaptic? OK, but what do I search for?

Background:
I was trying this...
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gandalf@MiddleEarth ~ $ sudo yum install lshw lshw-gui
[sudo] password for gandalf:
There are no enabled repos.
Run "yum repolist all" to see the repos you have.
You can enable repos with yum-config-manager --enable <repo>
gandalf@MiddleEarth ~ $ sudo yum repolist all
repolist: 0
That took me to...
http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Petra

To develop a repolist, you suggest the package manager.
So what do I search for? I do not know what a repo looks like.
How do I say "oh yea, that's a repo". Sorry, this is silly.

Hope I'm making myself clear.
 
Old 03-31-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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I think Debian based distros use apt-get
Code:
 sudo apt-get install lshw
 
Old 03-31-2014, 09:37 PM   #7
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There is no need to use yum and no need to configure a repolist.

synaptic is the GUI package management tool or you can use apt. Here is a good howto for the later.

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/588
 
Old 04-02-2014, 11:59 PM   #8
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michaelk - I tried this per your advice and some additional research...
Quote:
gandalf@MiddleEarth ~ $ sudo apt-get install hardinfo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
hardinfo
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 255 kB of archives.
After this operation, 552 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe hardinfo amd64 0.5.1-1.2ubuntu1 [255 kB]
Fetched 255 kB in 1s (203 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package hardinfo.
(Reading database ... 166006 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking hardinfo (from .../hardinfo_0.5.1-1.2ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for mime-support ...
Setting up hardinfo (0.5.1-1.2ubuntu1) ...
gandalf@MiddleEarth ~ $ sudo hardinfo
Thanks for putting me on the right track.

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