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Old 01-12-2020, 11:20 PM   #1
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error with sbopkg: Unknown repository name

Using sbopkg, it never remembered the packages I installed via the app. I looked around and this post had an answer. It basically said to get a commit from GitHub, which I have no idea how to use. Figured, I could try it on my own and if (when) I mess up, I can ask the fine people here for help.

I downloaded the zip from GitHub repository. I made back-ups of /etc/sbopkg/sbopkg.conf and /usr/sbin/sbopkg. I chmod on the files to root:root and then I copied the new versions of those files from the downloaded zip to replace the old files. I logged out and back in (don't know how necessary that is, but figured it wouldn't hurt). Then figured it was ready:

bash-5.0# sbopkg
Unknown repository name -- ""
Valid options are:
SBo/14.2        (SBo repository for Slackware 14.2)
SBo/14.1        (SBo repository for Slackware 14.1)
SBo/14.0        (SBo repository for Slackware 14.0)
SBo/13.37       (SBo repository for Slackware 13.37)
SBo/13.1        (SBo repository for Slackware 13.1)
SBo/13.0        (SBo repository for Slackware 13.0)
SBo/12.2        (SBo repository for Slackware 12.2)
SBo/12.1        (SBo repository for Slackware 12.1)
SBo/12.0        (SBo repository for Slackware 12.0)
SBo/11.0        (SBo repository for Slackware 11.0)
local/local     (default local repository)
SBo-git/current (UNSUPPORTED SBo git repository for -current)
SBo/master      (SBo master git branch)
I looked in the sbopkg file and sbopkg.conf to see if I could figure out what was causing the problem for me, but I don't know where to look or what to fix. Can someone tell me, please, how to get sbopkg back up and running?

I'm using slackware64-current.

Last edited by deretsigernu; 01-12-2020 at 11:22 PM. Reason: add info
Old 01-13-2020, 01:55 AM   #2
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Don't use the zip files from github. Currently, it's only for development and it works for next Slackware 15.0 repository (which doesn't exist yet). Use the one from the website (0.38.1) and apply this commit if you are running current.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:25 AM   #3
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:51 PM   #4
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Thank you, willysr.



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