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Old 06-01-2009, 05:43 AM   #1
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Slackware64 and Kpackage


I have installed Slackware 64, installation was smooth,but Kpackage is not working,first i tried to execute it but it said it needs SMART package installed in order to run,then i downloaded SMART and installed in ,and then i tried again to execute Kpackage,but now it said that i don't have Python RPM module...Any solution for this?
 
Old 06-01-2009, 06:12 AM   #2
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Personally I would not recommend using KDE's package management tools on Slackware anyway. Use pkgtools/slackpkg/sbopkg from the cli for reliable results.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Kpackage shows a list of all installed packages, a brief description of each package, the file list, and a tree showing where each file is installed.
Can be duplicated with any of the command line tools?
Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 03:28 PM   #4
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Not easily. You can get a list from pkgtool, but also from ls /var/log/packages. The files in there also contain the packages file list if I remember correctly, but oh, I just made dolphin crash three times trying to open one of them.

This is 'broken' since 12.2. I also liked kpackage a lot, but well, why else would you want something like smart in slackware? I will not install it just for kpackage. And if I had something like the pkgtools, I wouldn't include it in my distribution, either
 
Old 06-02-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Kpackage shows a list of all installed packages, a brief description of each package, the file list, and a tree showing where each file is installed.
Can be duplicated with any of the command line tools?
This can be done with Midnight Commander, started from the command line with 'mc'. Change directory to /var/log/packages and the directory listing shows all the installed packges. Select an individual package and choose View (F3) to view the description and file list.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #6
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Also, in KDE, Ark will show the package tree when you open the tgz archive. Also, the same could be done in Konqueror file manager by clicking (or double clicking as the case my be) to expand the package tree. For that new fangled format Slackware is adopting, the appropriate archive tools/plugins will need installing. I found this path easier, especialy since I build a lot of my own packages, than fighting kpackage. I could never get that puppy to work reliably since Slackware 11.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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Isn't this a component of KDE that can be removed?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:11 PM   #8
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Isn't this a component of KDE that can be removed?
I'm just too lazy to bother. Not like hard drive space is at a premium - well except some 10 year old laptops I'm donated soon to Free Geek. With hard drive prices these days I just "install all" - 2 weeks ago I picked up a WD 500 GB SATA for $64US.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:49 PM   #9
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This can be done with Midnight Commander, started from the command line with 'mc'. Change directory to /var/log/packages and the directory listing shows all the installed packges. Select an individual package and choose View (F3) to view the description and file list.
That seems to be the long way around, but thanks for the information.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 12:05 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by beowulf999 View Post
I'm just too lazy to bother. Not like hard drive space is at a premium - well except some 10 year old laptops I'm donated soon to Free Geek. With hard drive prices these days I just "install all" - 2 weeks ago I picked up a WD 500 GB SATA for $64US.
It was more as a *hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge* to the developers.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 10:42 AM   #11
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rpm has now been upgraded:
June 6 - ap/rpm-4.7.0-i486-2.txz: Recompiled to add python bindings.

kpackage now "works" with smart installed.
However
1. For some reason, I can't get the file list feature to work.
2. You can only search by package name only (no suffix), so something useful like search "SBo" no longer works.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 11:03 AM   #12
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kpackage now "works" with smart installed.
However
1. For some reason, I can't get the file list feature to work.
2. You can only search by package name only (no suffix), so something useful like search "SBo" no longer works
Yes - I've noticed this behavoir..

You can display the files included in a package from the KDE gui with smart by running "smart --gui" and selecting the "content" tab.

Hopefully this is and on-going WIP and will be fixed.
 
  


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