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Old 11-02-2009, 02:38 AM   #61
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well Slax didnt work for me in the end, it seems its very unstable
ive tried it on 5pc's and im not really happy with it.
however ill continue to make .lzm modules for Slax users using tgz2lzm Slax convertion script.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #62
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Hello

First of all good job to the developers.Slackpack is very impressive.But i have some questions.

1)How can i install it?(I have notice that in the bin folder of the extract file there is the slackpack,with which i can run the program but what else must i do so the installation will be 100% completed...

2)What repositories does it use?

3)If i choose to install something,the slackpack will install the dependencies of the program automatic or i have to do it manually.

That's all for now
 
Old 11-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #63
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Hi and thanks for your answer,

EDITED
If you choose not to use the .tgz package there's an install section on the Makefile of Slackpack 1.1.8, run "make install" after compiling the source to install Slackpack.

about your second question, if understand it correctly you're asking what repo's does slackpack use to download packages? the answer is none, slackpack doesnt have that kind of feature in its stable release yet but a "get packages" feature is currently under development at -current

and about your third question, manually but when i finish writing the "Get Packages" feature, ill start writing an automatic dependencies installation option.

Last edited by MysticalGroovy; 11-02-2009 at 01:40 PM. Reason: sorry forgot that ihad included an install section on the Makefile of 1.1.8 Slackpack ver.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 01:18 PM   #64
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Quote:
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[...]when i finish writing the "Get Packages" feature, ill start writing an automatic dependencies installation option.
This is an excellent ideea. I think more people need such a package manager like this. Good luck! PS: I will be with an eye on you!

Last edited by halfx; 11-03-2009 at 01:20 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2009, 07:04 AM   #65
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Slackpack version 1.1.9 just released including a get packages feature!

Updates:
  • added get packages feature (Download slackware linux packages from packages repositories)
  • added translations support + greek translation
  • Various bug fixes + code tweaks

Slackpack 1.1.9 package (.tgz)
Slackpack 1.1.9 source (.tar.gz)
------------------------
Slackpack Package Manager home

Ive noticed that Get Packages feature is abit slow and buggy sometime but its the first time Ive implemented something like this so please judge it wisely.

thank you

Last edited by MysticalGroovy; 11-19-2009 at 07:17 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #66
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Your package manager is awesome, but just one thing. Is there any way to edit the repositories (i.e. the url of the repo). Right now it's just add or delete them.

edit: I also just noticed that if you have a - in the url of your repo, it treats it as a /
I have my personal repo which is
Code:
http://192.168.2.6/slackware/slackware64-13.0/slackware64/
and it shows up as
Code:
http://192.168.2.6/slackware/slackware64/13.0/slackware64

Last edited by manwichmakesameal; 11-20-2009 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 12:27 PM   #67
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no you cant edit the repo yet, but i can make it happen in the next version, also about the "-" on the repo links, I think i know whats happening here, try adding your repo url (it'll see "/" as "-") and see if you can access your repo with Slackpack and download some packages.

if not please reply so i can fix it
 
Old 11-20-2009, 02:02 PM   #68
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Nope, I tried to use a / instead and it still didn't work. I'm guessing that this:
Code:
//create a valid file name from repository url;
    repositoryName.replace("/","-");
snippet from getpackages.cpp is what is doing it. I tried switching the / and - and even commenting out the repositoryName.replace("/","-") line. Still no dice.
 
Old 11-20-2009, 05:29 PM   #69
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well Im not having the code infront of me right now but as you can see from the comment the "repositoryName" code snippet you show me above is used to create a valid file name for the package list Slackpack creates from the repositories in "${HOME}/.config/Slackpack"

for example if you have 2 repositories named

"http://testRepo1.org"
"ftp://testRepo2.com/pkgs/wh00t/"

each, on the repository list and then update the packages lists, in directory "${HOME}/.config/Slackpack" you should have two files named:

"http:--testRepo1.org"
"ftp:--testRepo2.com-pkgs-wh00t-"

each. This method is used because you cannot have an "/" on a file name.

so basically if you change the code you show me above Slackpack wont be able to read, (and maybe not even create) the package list file.

However tomorrow I'll try to work this issue out and release a fix
 
Old 11-21-2009, 03:38 AM   #70
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Good morning,

ahh man It'll sound a bit strange, but when im trying to add your repository "http://192.168.2.6/slackware/slackware64-13.0/slackware64/" and some other repo's with "-" inside the URL's Slackpack sees them correctly and doesnt convert anything to "/"!

lol? the official Slackware repository has some "-"'s inside its URL but I can see it and access it perfectly from Slackpack...
 
Old 11-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #71
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That is kinda strange. I tried the default repo as well as mine and it did the same thing.
 
Old 11-21-2009, 10:02 AM   #72
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try to download something from the official repo
 
Old 11-21-2009, 10:18 AM   #73
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I tried that, but got the same thing. Here is a screenshot.
And here is my ~/.config/Slackpack/repositories.conf
Code:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/slackware/
Attached Images
File Type: png slackpack_error.png (100.2 KB, 14 views)
 
Old 11-21-2009, 10:22 AM   #74
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aa.. did you pressed the "Update Package List" button? :P
 
Old 11-21-2009, 10:24 AM   #75
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Yeah, that's when the error popped up. It does it any time I try to go to another tab and then back, or update the package list.
 
  


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