slackyd: a simple but efficient package manager

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Re: slakyd: a simple but efficient package manager

Post#16 by beny » 05 May 2011, 19:35

an user of slackyd.eu have build a firefox add on that search package of slackware there is 4 repository 32 and 64 bit and slackware version 12.1 to current the adds on work well with the firefox 4.0 version,ytake a look if you want.

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Post#17 by fanthom » 06 May 2011, 04:57

@beny
sounds interesting :)
could you provide a link to it?
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Post#18 by beny » 06 May 2011, 10:04

Posted after 16 minutes 23 seconds:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... search-ba/
i have posted the old link,this is the good one

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Post#19 by fanthom » 06 May 2011, 18:28

@beny
nice one, but takes too much space on the bar when activated :(
i will add it to the firefox module but it wont be enabled by default.

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Post#21 by rnport » 18 May 2011, 03:41

Slackyd is a great tool. But it does not give sizes of packages it is going to download. Is there any way to know the sizes? Also, can we save the list of required packages to download them later ?

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Post#22 by brokenman » 18 May 2011, 16:55

Is there any way to know the sizes?

Slackyd keeps the index files cached at: /var/slackyd (unless you changed it). have a hunt around in there for the PACKAGES.TXT files. There should be a couple. You can grep them for the compressed package size. Something like:

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PTH=/var/slackyd/slackware/PACKAGES.TXT
grep -A3 "NAME: yourpackagename" $PTH | tail -n1
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Post#23 by rnport » 20 May 2011, 10:47

On my system, 'slackyd -d' command detected 43 missing libraries, but only one downloadable package; packages for other libraries were not found. How do I manage this ?

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Post#24 by Ahau » 20 May 2011, 12:29

there are two or three unresolved dependencies in standard Porteus. Mine shows libruby, libnotify, and libQtCore. The rest that you see are probably from modules you've installed (especially if you've converted slax modules for use, as they were built for a much older system, and slax modules don't have a good way to resolve dependencies).

If you run slackyd -d again, you can scroll up to where it says "Found 43 missing dependencies". Each missing library shows what package it is required by (and what file inside that package requires it), so you should be able to track down which module is to blame for your missing deps. It's a tedious process, and that's why brokenman is working on a better system for us, with higher quality modules and dependency resolution :)
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Post#25 by rnport » 20 May 2011, 16:45

If I need a library and it is not available with slackyd, I need to find the source of library from its web page and compile it myself. Is that correct ?

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Post#26 by fanthom » 20 May 2011, 17:06

not sure if this is a matter of updated slackyd (1.0) but i have also find it less helpful with resolving deps.
could you revert slackyd to version from porteus-v09 and check if it works better?
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Re: slakyd: a simple but efficient package manager

Post#27 by rnport » 21 May 2011, 00:58

I will check the versions and write back.

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Re: slakyd: a simple but efficient package manager

Post#28 by francois » 25 May 2011, 03:21

Thanks for that very good thread.
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Post#29 by crashman » 27 May 2011, 20:25

yes francois 'src2pkg' is interesting.

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Re: slakyd: a simple but efficient package manager

Post#30 by francois » 13 Jul 2011, 20:39

Some history pages about package management, constructing complicated modules with src2pkg, featuring Tonio, Some-guy, Bicephale, Thor, Markds, Gusterrapolis and Ben_coh:

http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... kg%20tonio
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... kg%20tonio
http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... kg%20tonio

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