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Old 03-15-2014, 08:00 PM   #31
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Hi Saxa, thank you for responding! What is the repository that PackageKit uses? I would like to try some experiments with Slackpkg+. BTW, the source is available here if that helps:

https://github.com/zuno/slackpkgplus/
 
Old 03-15-2014, 08:07 PM   #32
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Saxa why not simply run aliens gen_repos_files.sh under dls repository and continue such for subsequent updates.

Let others worry about ordering.. As is the Slackware way.

Seems unintrusive enough.
 
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #33
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Ryan, project page is: http://slakfinder.org/slackpkg+.html . More useful for the read up if saxa decides to explore.

If youre planning on experimenting locally you can wget the files like I did from DL site/files/

Recursive noparent cutdirs itll be quick enough and you can start your test.
 
Old 03-15-2014, 09:57 PM   #34
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Thank you maciuszek, but I already linked to that page in post #29. ;-)
 
Old 03-15-2014, 11:04 PM   #35
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@ryanpcmcquen , so far Katja (the packagekit plugin for slackware) can support as many repos as you want iirc. Also it supports the slackware way of repos.

@maciuszek, thx for the suggestion, but so far i'm not inclined to create even more noise arround as we have already. We want to supply something that work out of the box as much as possible.
One reason is that we do not have many devs working on the project.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 06:03 AM   #36
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2ryanpcmcquen,

yes, there will be for sure support for slackpkg+ (I don't mean the support for the program but the support for the repositories like slackpkg+ uses). I will fix bugs I have now (yes, there some I know about, I apologize) and implement features that are more important for now and then will also implement third-party repositories support. These features (more accurate progress bar, caching of the downloaded packages, checking for corrupted packages and so on) may take a long time, slackpkg+ repositories support itself can be done in five minutes since these repositories have almost the same structure as slackware main repository and the last one is already supported. Maybe slackpkg+ is already supported (if I write such repository in the config as slackware repository), I haven't tested it yet

BTW: Katja is developed to support any number of repositories of any type (slackware, slackpkg+, dropline, SBo (some day)), it isn't just a "dropline installer"
 
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:17 AM   #37
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Hi,

I really like the idea of having the Gnome environnement on Slackware.

However, I'm wondering how long this can keep up, if Gnome becomes fully dependant of systemd.

Kudos to the maintainers of the Dropline
 
Old 03-16-2014, 07:20 AM   #38
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Nh3xus

We will ship systemd then or make a own distribution based on slackware if we need to replace too many packages. Bart has already working GNOME+systemd on slackware: http://wiki.omgwtfroflol.com/doku.php
 
Old 03-16-2014, 12:35 PM   #39
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Thank you dropline devs! Slackpkg+ support will be great @belka.ew. :-) I am writing now from dropline, I installed on a fresh full install of Slackware64-current (without KDE or XFCE). Everything is working perfectly! Nice work. On the first install I was unable to log in at the Linux console, it just recursively gave me the username prompt, without a password prompt (even as root). This could have been a conflict with MSB. Everything seems great now, it is truly amazing to have Gnome + Slackware (the best of all worlds really!).
 
Old 03-16-2014, 01:22 PM   #40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanpcmcquen View Post
Thank you dropline devs! Slackpkg+ support will be great @belka.ew. :-) I am writing now from dropline, I installed on a fresh full install of Slackware64-current (without KDE or XFCE). Everything is working perfectly! Nice work. On the first install I was unable to log in at the Linux console, it just recursively gave me the username prompt, without a password prompt (even as root). This could have been a conflict with MSB. Everything seems great now, it is truly amazing to have Gnome + Slackware (the best of all worlds really!).
To be honest your login problem is my fault Who uses gnome on stable slackware please pay attention that you have dropline's "shadow" installed (http://belka.droplinegnome.org/3.10/...x86_64-1dl.txz) and not the one from slackware patches. The problem is that because of my mistake slackware/patches has a higher priority than dropline mirror. You can blacklist shadow in /etc/PackageKit/Katja.conf:
Code:
[slackware]
Mirror=http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-14.1/
Priority=patches;slackware64;extra;pasture;testing
Blacklist=shadow
or blacklist dropline packages in slackpkg: /etc/slackpkg/blacklist:
Code:
[0-9]+dl
and use slackpkg. Unfortunately I could see this bug only after slackware updated shadow. It will be fixed till 3.10 release.

It is nice that we have new users, it motivates to work on the project. Thanks.

Last edited by belka.ew; 03-16-2014 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2014, 02:06 PM   #41
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I should admit that I did NOT use PackageKit to install dropline on the second install, since the first install got borked. I used wget -r and installpkg. ;-)

Last edited by ryanpcmcquen; 03-16-2014 at 02:19 PM. Reason: clarification
 
Old 03-17-2014, 04:04 AM   #42
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I have installed it and it seems at first glance like a really good job - thanks, I really like Gnome3!

EDIT - can't seem to change theme though and I get this error message;

Code:
(gnome-tweak-tool:2545): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to set text from markup due to error parsing markup: Error on line 1 char 190: Element 'span' was closed, but the currently open element is 'alt'
EDIT2 - the Gnome terminal is unusable since there is no actual interface, just a black windowed screen. Konsole and XFCE terminal work fine though.

Last edited by Bazzaah; 03-17-2014 at 07:00 AM.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 12:51 PM   #43
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@Bazzaah

Can you please open a ticket for the first "EDIT" http://sourceforge.net/p/dropline-gnome/tickets/

How do you mean with gnome-terminal, do you have no menus, tabs? Gnome terminal seems to work well for me, haven't any problems with it...
 
Old 03-17-2014, 05:44 PM   #44
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I confirm that gnome termial is working ok here, try to run it from another terminal to see if it gives you some more info.
 
Old 03-17-2014, 06:56 PM   #45
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I'd been wanting to reorganise one of my disks and decided to reinstall DG - all is now well. Something must've gone wrong with the earlier installation.

Thanks for the responses though.
 
  


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