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Old 05-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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Pardus 2011 how to install pan newsreader

although i've been using Linux for a couple of years it's always been Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint environments which i can just about find my way arround in.
Because i wanted to try something new and was unhappy with the last development in Ubuntu i've looked arround and decided to try my luck with a KDE based distro, Pardus came accross well in the reviews.
So, i'm now in Pardus but can't find my "trusted newsreader (binaries/nzb's)" PAN in the repo's.
To be honest i can't find an awefull lot in the repo's, i have tried adding a couple of German based repositories but dissapointingly still no Pan.
Google, normally a mine of information has let me down aswell, so now i'm asking the Linux community for a little shared wisdom.
If anyone could shed a little light for me, i'd be really gratefull - especially if you'd be kind enough point out how to install Pan if it can be found.
Pretty shamefull when you realise just how little you really know when stepping out of the comfort zone, so my excuses in advance.
Any help greatly appreciated.

sorry not bumping but just adding,
i'm using an old 32 bit 386
and have read the following (not totally useless...
How to install .tar.gz packages on Pardus?
I think i have to compile the source code - i'll see what happens

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Old 05-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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Since Pardus has its own package format, I'm afraid it's going to be compiling, not that that's so bad. If you've never done it before, the README file in the package will tell you what to do.

I think you're lucky to be able to download anything: I've been testing Pardus, and it kept starting with no network, and I couldn't find any way to turn it on.
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Just remember that packages you compile yourself will not be tracked by the package manager, which might cause dependency problems.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:07 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies - work has kept me away from tackling this for the last few days, i hope to be able to take a look later today or tomorrow.
David, thanks for the tip. I'll see how it goes, hopefully i'll be able to stumble through this.
As to your network issues, i myself didn't encounter any problems at all. My Linux box is connected to a wired network en worked out of the box. Having googled a bit i see that i may have been lucky.

MTK358 Thanks aswell for your advice - i'll bare it in mind and see how far i get.

"Network Interface Configuration – On Pardus, network interfaces are not configured automatically."

"On first boot, don’t expect to be able to start surfing the Web. You will need to configure your connection first."

"Pardus is one of those distros that does not automatically configure your Internet connection. You are expected to configure it from Kaptan, the Pardus system modifier, or from the network manager applet.."

Maybe the following links will be of some help.

Topic: Network Settings dialog shows no connections

I installed Pardus 2011 without too much bother - hung halfway through onthe first attempt but a second go went without a hitch (i reformatted my partition before installing the second time). The setup wizard "Kaptan" walked me through some appearence/style choices and allowed me to choose wich menu options i wanted. Other than that, no problems. My network was automatically detected - win7 laptop/linux media player and nas all visable and with internet.

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
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compiled - some issues

Ok -
I followed the Readme and Install text included with the source code. ( )
Paying attention to the Requirements ( ).
Pan 0.90 and newer (the 2006 rewrite):

gtk+ version 2.16.0 or higher
gmime version 2.4.0 or higher
gtkspell version 2.0.7 or higher (optional)
pcre 5.0 or higher - Pan 0.133 and older

Downloaded pan-0.134.tar.gz and pan-0.134.tar.bz2 ( from )
to my home/Downloads.

Compiled the source as per the Install instructions and all seems to have gone well...

The simplest way to compile this package is:
xtract with: tar -xzvf

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
`sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
`configure' itself.

Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
messages telling which features it is checking for.

2. Type `make' to compile the package.

3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
the package.

4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and

5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
source code directory by typing `make clean'.

Program starts, i can edit server details and settings/preferences.
But, when importing a NZB file - i do very briefly see decoding starting, but then just as abruptly stopping again.

The event log gives the following.
Error: Could not open source file /home/steve/.pan2/article-cache/1258916421, No such File or Directory.

Sorry but i'm too much of a novice to know what i've done wrong here.

I'd be really happen to listen to some of your ideas, anyone?

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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Smile Solved. PAN working on Pardus

Went back to this again,
uninstalled Pan and tried recompiling - same problems.
Uninstalled 134 and installed an older version 14.2 plus dependencies - wouldn't compile, lots of errors.

Googled all sorts of stuff, German and Dutch sites and finally back to the Pardus wiki.

I found a reference to a source file whilst searching there,
Followed the link and came across a page marked as Pardus Repositories,
All sorts of stuff there, corporate -sandbox - 2009 repo's and 2011 repo's
I searched the 2011 repository, nothing there (shouldn't be either, package manager doesn't show pan using this repo)

There's also a "Devel" repository.
with a link to "Source Packages" and "Binary Packages"

and there

pan 0.134

A USENET newsreader for GNOME

Packager: Serdar Dalgı

License: GPLv2

Build files

Bug reports
Binary packages

Release history
Release Release date Version Updater Comment
1 2011-05-02 0.134 Merve Yzbaşıoğlu First release.

So then i went hunting for the Devel repository.
Found it via the Pardus world forum;sa=showPosts

Index Address:
Command to Add to Package Manager:

pisi ar pardus-2011-devel
added the Devel repository to package manager - fired it up and...

yes it works.

Then you feel a real prat because it was there all of the time.


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