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z3r0.0v3rrid3 03-13-2007 01:14 AM

Alternate Package Manager?
 
Hi, I was looking around on the net and I came across an alternate Slackware packager, but I lost the link does anyone know of it? All I remmeber of it, it has LWZ compression and could replace pkgtools.


Thanks all!

drewbug01 03-13-2007 01:49 AM

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=07/02/19/0836244

rkrishna 03-13-2007 03:08 AM

1.slackpkg (in the /extra cd)
2.swaret slapt-get
3.dropline gnome

all these have their own pkg managers, i dont know the one which u asked. may be one among these

nfriedli 03-13-2007 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by z3r0.0v3rrid3
Hi, I was looking around on the net and I came across an alternate Slackware packager, but I lost the link does anyone know of it? All I remmeber of it, it has LWZ compression and could replace pkgtools.

Tukaani pkgtools ?

H_TeXMeX_H 03-13-2007 01:10 PM

Tukaani has the

Quote:

Support for several compression formats

* much smaller packages
* LZMA compressed packages (.tlz) are approx. 30% smaller on average compared to gzip compressed (.tgz)
* bzip2 is supported as well, but not recommended due to slower decompression speed and not so good compression ratio (compared to LZMA)
Never heard of 'LWZ compression', did you mean LZMA ?

z3r0.0v3rrid3 03-13-2007 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by nfriedli

Bingo! thanks guys for your help!

duryodhan 03-14-2007 01:42 AM

a little offtopic ..... which of the package managers work from behind a HTTP Proxy & NAT? AFAIK, Yum works from behind a HTTP Proxy.

gbonvehi 03-14-2007 02:46 AM

duryodhan that depends on the package manager you're using. As a example, slackpkg uses wget to download the packages, so basically you've to set wget to use a proxy, and to do that, just specifiy a enviroment value called http_proxy with the proxy, ie:
Code:

http_proxy=http://proxy:8080/ wget
Regarding NAT, well, NAT usually enables output on port 80, so you won't have troubles with it.

pbhj 03-14-2007 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H
Never heard of 'LWZ compression', did you mean LZMA ?

http://www2.arnes.si/~gferen/seminarska.html

Lempel Welch Ziv, three mathematicians responsible for GIF encoding (aka LWZ).

LWZ is based on LZ78.

LZMA (..., Markov) is based on LZ77.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ77_an...8algorithms%29

H_TeXMeX_H 03-14-2007 11:19 PM

Oh, I see. Well, I haven't heard of it. Also isn't it pointless to say "lossless data compression algorithm" ? If they're not lossless, you data will get corrupted. Audio and video are different, of course.


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