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Old 05-18-2015, 01:23 PM   #1
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graphical package manager


A few years ago, someone took a graphical version of slackpg and I replied with a small patch that allowed to use kdialog instead of dialog. Of course no one, not even me, has never used this patch because useless.
Now it was being planned to start developing something.
The plan for now is only a concept; I think it's just a wrapper slackpkg+ based on kdialog (not a simple replacement of dialog with kdialog but not something elaborated based on languages and API that I do not know).
Before we begin, however, I would like to be sure that someone has not already done something to not end up with yet another package manager.

Obviously I do not guarantee anything.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 01:27 PM   #2
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If I understand your question correctly, then yes, there is one that would probably work for Slack. It is GNOME Software, and I'm pretty sure it runs on Slack.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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If you're asking about a GUI front-end to slackpkg+, I don't know of any that exist.
 
Old 05-18-2015, 05:50 PM   #4
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The only UI based package manager for any Slackware or Slackware-based system is gslapt which uses slapt-get. SalixOS uses it. http://software.jaos.org/
 
Old 05-18-2015, 11:51 PM   #5
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The only UI based package manager for any Slackware or Slackware-based system is gslapt which uses slapt-get. SalixOS uses it. http://software.jaos.org/
https://qtgzmanager.wordpress.com/
 
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:43 AM   #6
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also:

http://gnome-pkgtool.sourceforge.net/

hasn't been in development for 10 years, but it still compiles fine
 
Old 05-19-2015, 03:08 PM   #7
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I would like such project! A nice little GUI for slackpkg/slackpkg+ would be really awesome! QTGZManager is OK'ish, but has some rough edges. It lacks ability to register as a handling program for .tgz, .txz types, so you have to use in program file browser to locate custom packages. And it does not read mirror list that is actually used by slackpkg. Separate list has to be maintained. And such. I didn't try gnome-pkgtool yet, but it doesn't sound too promising.

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Old 05-19-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
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It sounds like the options presented in this thread are not GUI frontends for slackpkg, rather they are either frontends for just pkgtool and don't provide updates, or they implement their own way of providing updates to the system outside of using slackpkg.

Although, I haven't used any of the above-mentioned programs, so I may be wrong...
 
Old 05-21-2015, 03:59 PM   #9
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gnome-software works perfectly with slackpkg, thats gtk+3

I will see if I can post some screenshot of it in the next couple of days.
 
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:35 PM   #10
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gnome-software works perfectly with slackpkg, thats gtk+3
Does it support the unofficial slackpkg+ extension?
 
Old 05-21-2015, 04:55 PM   #11
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KDE once had a package manager that ran very well with Slackware. I can't remember why it is no longer used.
 
Old 05-21-2015, 05:34 PM   #12
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@zerouno

I'd be happy to test your concept of a graphical wrapper around slackpkg+ (kdialog or whatever).
 
Old 05-21-2015, 05:38 PM   #13
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I want to test software reported and see if it's possible to work with slackpkg+ before starting a new project.
 
Old 05-21-2015, 07:03 PM   #14
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Smile PackageKit works

I was interested in this and found that packagekit has support for slackpkg.

The Dropline GNOME team created a backend for packagekit which is included called: Katja.

Here is the svn on sourceforge: here.

I built PackageKit 1.0.6 and used bartgymnast's slackbuild but disabled systemd support and commented out the systemd patch in the slackbuild.

Here is the github for bartgymnast's slackbuild.

I then found Apper which is a Qt based PackageKit appliction, which I got the source code from the kde website here.

Apper requires the Qt bindings for PackageKit called PackageKit-Qt, I used version 0.9.5.

I installed PackageKit, PackageKit-Qt and Apper and it works.

I can't see installed software as it says not supported by the backend, but the software groups work and updating works.

I took some screenshots.

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We used to have KPackage back in KDE-3.x which had hooks for pkgtools. When 4.x came out, KPackage wasn't maintained and I think support was dropped for it eventually. Technically, pkgtools does have a UI, but it's ncurses based.
 
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