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Old 09-29-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
MysticalGroovy
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Lightbulb Slackpack Package Manager


Hi everyone, i see that LinuxQuestions has an active Slackware community and im happy to be with you now hehe.

Id like to say a few words about a package manager project which im running for a year now.

Slackpack is a package manager for Slackware Linux.

Slackpack has a friendly GUI environment and it can install
packages, list installed packages, remove Slackware Linux packages
(.tgz or .txz) and convert to .tgz format from:

.deb (Debian Format)
.rpm (Fedora format).

Slackpack can also create Slackware Linux .tgz packages from application's source code.

in the latest version (1.1.8) Slackpack has been ported to Qt4 successfully and it now has full .txz support, overall Slackpack runs great on the new Slackware 13.0 release.

you can find more info on the project's website:
http://slackpackpkgman.wordpress.com
along with screenshots and changelog and blah blah blah...

oh i think you got the idea.
Thank you for your time, I hope to give Slackpack a shot and if you like it reply here with your opinion. xD

btw please, if you have an idea for an UI update of for a new feature or if you found some bug or something please submit them on the following links or just email me.

feature requests:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func...9&atid=1031794
submit bugs:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func...9&atid=1031791

Last edited by MysticalGroovy; 10-26-2009 at 08:09 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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Hi MysticalGroovy and welcome to LQ.
I've had a quick look at Slackpack and so far I'm impressed. I've not had chance to check all it's functionality but I will. Slackware is now sadly lacking a graphical QT4 package manager as KDE4's KPackage no longer works properly. I think your product ,( it is yours - isn't it ? ), will fill a gap and is welcome. I, like many others, mainly use the command line for package management, creation, etc but it's always very welcome to have a graphical tool to have available when needed.

Congratulations and thank you very much for this. I would recommend others give it a try.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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The download links don't seem to work on the website.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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The download links don't seem to work on the website.
I downloaded this version and it worked for me.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:23 PM   #5
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I downloaded this version and it worked for me.

Still doesn't work for me
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:42 PM   #6
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Still doesn't work for me
Weird - I've just tried it again and it waits a while but works eventually. I could mail you a copy if you want (it's only 545 KB). I trust the author, (I think it's MysticalGroovy), won't mind as he's made it publicly available anyway.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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Weird - I've just tried it again and it waits a while but works eventually. I could mail you a copy if you want (it's only 545 KB). I trust the author, (I think it's MysticalGroovy), won't mind as he's made it publicly available anyway.
I keep receiving a "Connection reset" error message. Your email will be welcome.

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Old 09-29-2009, 07:58 PM   #8
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Would this work if I implemented it into a CLFS build..? I am finishing up on the toolchain. And I think that this could be a great addition to my setup.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 11:18 PM   #9
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I keep receiving a "Connection reset" error message. Your email will be welcome.
@escaflown : I do not have an Email address for you and I cannot log on to any of my personal webpages to upload it for you. (Yes - things are not going well tonight for me !). If you gave me an address I'll gladly send it to you.
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Would this work if I implemented it into a CLFS build..? I am finishing up on the toolchain. And I think that this could be a great addition to my setup.
@manwithaplan : Yes - I think the package should work for a cross linux from scratch setup. You may need to setup the /var/log/packages directories and obviously you'll need the supporting packages as well. It shouldn't be very difficult though. This is a QT4 KDE4 package though which will need a lot of additional package building from an basic LFS build (i.e. KDE/QT4 and supporting stuff). I have built a CLFS setup with KDE3 and it took a while - loads of building to do. If you have the KDE/QT/X and associated stuff already done then it won't be much of a chore.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 11:49 PM   #10
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Good morning everyone,
thank you for your answers.

@bgeddy:
yes Slackpack is mine

@escaflown:
strange Ive just checked the download links and everything's working correctly.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 04:37 AM   #11
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MysticalGroovy,
Slackpack looks very nice. Good job. And the download works now.
One question:
Will there be a Slackpack for Slackware64? The download page only lists packages for i686.

Last edited by tommcd; 09-30-2009 at 04:45 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #12
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Just install it, but how to manage to use it as user, cause it ask me to use it as root?
 
Old 09-30-2009, 05:18 PM   #13
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So...just as a suggestion for clarification, do we use the latest version 1.1.5 ported to Qt4 with older versions of slackware using KDE 3.5? Or do we use an older version? Maybe a clarification of which version to run for which version of slackware, or other compatibility notes on the webpage would be helpful.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #14
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The tool looks very nice. It's a good front end for the *pkg commands and the option for creating slack packages from sources is great. One suggestion: will it be possible to allow regular expressions search in the search zone?

@bgeddy: thanks for the email.

Last edited by escaflown; 09-30-2009 at 07:15 PM.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 07:19 PM   #15
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Just install it, but how to manage to use it as user, cause it ask me to use it as root?
Package managements need roots privilege. You can use either "sudo" or "kdesu" for running the application. For example: kdesu slackpack. You will then need to provide the root's password.
 
  


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