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Old 03-13-2007, 12:14 AM   #1
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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!

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Old 03-13-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=07/02/19/0836244
 
Old 03-13-2007, 02:08 AM   #3
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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
 
Old 03-13-2007, 07:49 AM   #4
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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 ?
 
Old 03-13-2007, 12:10 PM   #5
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Tukaani has the

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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 ?
 
Old 03-13-2007, 10:25 PM   #6
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Bingo! thanks guys for your help!
 
Old 03-14-2007, 12:42 AM   #7
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a little offtopic ..... which of the package managers work from behind a HTTP Proxy & NAT? AFAIK, Yum works from behind a HTTP Proxy.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 01:46 AM   #8
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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:
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http_proxy=http://proxy:8080/ wget
Regarding NAT, well, NAT usually enables output on port 80, so you won't have troubles with it.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 08:35 PM   #9
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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
 
Old 03-14-2007, 10:19 PM   #10
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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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