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Old 06-20-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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A graphical user interface for sbopkg based on PyQt


This GUI is similar to the Synaptic Package Manager ... just simpler.

http://gernot-walzl.at/index.php?nav...e%2Fsbopkg_gui
 
Old 06-20-2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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Cool! I didn't know about that.
 
Old 06-20-2016, 06:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing.

Looks nice but doesn't start here yet (not clean at all Slackware 14.1 32-bit):
Code:
bash-4.2# sbopkg_gui
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/sbopkg_gui", line 552, in <module>
    window = MainWindow()
  File "/usr/bin/sbopkg_gui", line 171, in __init__
    self.init_slackbuilds()
  File "/usr/bin/sbopkg_gui", line 209, in init_slackbuilds
    version = elements[len(elements)-3]
IndexError: list index out of range
bash-4.2#
If you need more info, just ask (tomorrow: 1:24 AM here).

PS I forgot: Welcome to this forum!

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 06-21-2016 at 04:56 AM. Reason: PS added.
 
Old 06-20-2016, 07:41 PM   #4
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works well on current though
 
Old 06-21-2016, 02:41 AM   #5
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works fine on Slackware64 14.1 here. It is interesting to see that the program also considers packages that were not installed from SBo, but are nevertheless available at SBo. For example I have a lot of things installed from SlackOnly and sbopkg gui sees them fine and warns that they were installed from an alternative source.

Installed dependencies are listed in green, which is useful. However, dependencies are listed on a single row, hence when they are too many a user cannot see them all, unless the window is stretched.

So far it looks good
 
Old 06-21-2016, 06:32 AM   #6
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Looking good to me. Thinks it will be an useful tool. Thanks for the contribution.
 
Old 06-21-2016, 08:50 AM   #7
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Hardcoded pathes:
cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir'] = '/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo'
My sbopkg's sandbox located elsewhere.

Btw, maybe it worth to spend time adapting(if needed) sbopkg to xdialog(Kdialog, qdialog?). At least would be adapting not reinventing.
 
Old 06-21-2016, 09:20 AM   #8
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Hello,

Quote:
Originally Posted by FeyFre View Post
Hardcoded pathes:
cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir'] = '/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo'
My sbopkg's sandbox located elsewhere.
can be fixed easily:
Code:
--- sbopkg_gui.orig     2016-06-21 16:20:57.462408695 +0200
+++ sbopkg_gui  2016-06-21 16:20:57.462408695 +0200
@@ -50,7 +50,7 @@
 
 
 def read_config(cfg_sbopkg_gui):
-    cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir'] = '/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo'
+    cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir'] = os.getenv("SBODIR",'/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo')
     branches = list()
     if os.path.isdir(cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir']):
         for name in os.listdir(cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir']):
With that, you can, set SBODIR in your bashrc, or directly on the command line :

Code:
$ SBODIR=/path/to/my/sbo/dir sbopkg_gui
--
SeB
 
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:04 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FeyFre View Post
Hardcoded pathes:
cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir'] = '/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo'
My sbopkg's sandbox located elsewhere.

Btw, maybe it worth to spend time adapting(if needed) sbopkg to xdialog(Kdialog, qdialog?). At least would be adapting not reinventing.
Default paths are hardcoded, yes.
Additionally, they can easily be configured to your needs:
Code:
cat >> /etc/sbopkg_gui/sbopkg_gui.conf.py << EOF
cfg_sbopkg_gui['slackbuilds_dir'] = '/elsewhere'
EOF
 
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:26 AM   #10
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ScreamerX,

your (I suppose you are the author) site has some interesting scripts. Could you tell more about sbopkg+?
 
Old 05-01-2017, 05:29 PM   #11
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Are there any suggestions for improvements?
 
Old 05-01-2017, 08:44 PM   #12
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I just gave it a try, and it works well. It recognized and warned about re-installing packages that came from a different repository, which is helpful. One thing that is a bit inconvenient about it is that it requires sudo for every command, and it gets tedious entering your password many times. I recognize that this is because the GUI is normally run as a regular user, so I'm not sure if there's a way around that. Maybe kdesu or similar?

Other than that, in some ways this is very similar to the ncurses UI I've written, called sboui, that works with sbopkg, sbotools, etc. If you don't mind, I can share some things that I've put into that tool that I think would be helpful with this too:
  • Allowing the user to modify sbopkg command line options and set global environment variables. For example, I like to use MAKEFLAGS="-j 4" with SlackBuild scripts to compile in parallel by default.
  • Considering above, it's not much more of a step to also support sbotools and custom package managers, if you allow the install and upgrade commands to be variable. Of course, it's totally up to you if you actually want your tool to do that. Feel free to borrow from sboui's source code or default configuration file if you are interested.
  • sbopkg_gui says that my virtualbox-kernel can be upgraded, but it is actually at the latest version. The SlackBuild appends _$(uname -r) to the version number, so maybe that's why? I'm also running a non-default kernel. I'm not sure what criteria sbopkg_gui uses to determine what is upgradable.
Hopefully that is helpful, and thanks for sharing this tool!

Last edited by montagdude; 05-01-2017 at 08:45 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 10:35 PM   #13
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Sorry for resurecting that thread, it is the only one on the net about sbopkg_gui.

I get the following error:
root@porteus:~# sbopkg_gui
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo/SLACKBUILDS.TXT'

I do not know if this has to do with the following file structure:
/var/lib/sbopkg/SBo/14.2/SLACKBUILDS.TXT

Any suggestion?

Last edited by francois.e; 06-06-2017 at 10:38 PM. Reason: gave additional info hoping it to be pertinent
 
Old 06-06-2017, 10:50 PM   #14
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Just found that it works only in normal user mode.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-06-2017, 11:11 PM   #15
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You're always welcome to start your own thread rather than resurrecting an old one.

In regards to this error, my first guess is that you don't have the version set up, but I've never used sbopkg_gui, so I don't know what it needs set itself vs what it uses of from the regular sbopkg.
 
  


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