Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

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Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#1 by chosenbygrace » 09 Mar 2014, 17:41

Like the title says. Also could you make it an option for Porteus to though not boot from an SD card when it's plugged in, to still recognize it, because it's annoying that I have to remove it then put it back in, and there seems to be a bug issue with that, like sometimes I have to disconnect the entire USB 3.0 hub and then stick it back in for the card to be seen, and by firefox too. Sometimes firefox won't save to the card and says there's nothing there, or it will let me think I'm saving something to it but it goes to the desktop.

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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#2 by fanthom » 10 Mar 2014, 09:55

no chance to include these by default due to their size.
do you boot from SD card or from CD/usb/hd and SD card is just plugged in? do you boot with copy2ram option?
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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#3 by chosenbygrace » 10 Mar 2014, 21:55

Well how can I install them by the terminal then

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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#4 by phhpro » 10 Mar 2014, 23:36

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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#5 by francois » 11 Mar 2014, 01:30

chosenbygrace wrote:Well how can I install them by the terminal then
You can get the slackware package for thunderbird here:
http://pkgs.org/download/mozilla-thunderbird

What version of porteus do you have?

The 14.0 slackware package did work for me under porteus 2.1.

You might need further testing. I use gmail. :)

You download the package, then cd to the download dir and then use txz2dir command:

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root@porteus:~/Downloads# txz2xzm mozilla-thunderbird-15.0.1-i486-1.txz mozilla-thunderbird-15.0.1-i486-1.xzm
Be patient for the conversion. Then activate the module and start thunderbird with:

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root@porteus:~/Downloads# thunderbird
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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#6 by francois » 12 Mar 2014, 23:54

Both thunderbird and wine could now be downloaded from usm package manager on porteus 3.0. I hope you will be happy to read that. :wink:
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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#7 by LinxBe » 16 May 2014, 07:34

francois wrote:Both thunderbird and wine could now be downloaded from usm package manager on porteus 3.0. I hope you will be happy to read that. :wink:
(English translation follows)
USM ne fonctionne pas pour moi (Porteus 3.0 Xfce et Razor-Qt).

USM package manager doesn't work for me (Porteus 3.0 Xfce et Razor-Qt on memory stick).

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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#8 by francois » 16 May 2014, 15:02

Welcome to the community LinxBe: :)

Even though we love people from all origins and speaking all langages, there is a policy enforced by the moderators-developers of using english as a lingua frenca on the porteus forum.

There are a few very good french contributors on this forum. It would be great to build a good french database to attract more french speaking contributors. There is a french section if you want to write in french:
viewforum.php?f=59

In the following days or weeks usm will be going thru some revisions that should make it fail proof, see:
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3040&start=210

You can for now copy-paste a script called /usr/bin/usm-update, provided by brokenman the author of usm package manager, to restore usm. This way you will be able to download your favorite pakages including wine and thunderbird:
viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3040&start=195

Don't forget to give the appropriate permission (execute) to this script so that it will work properly. :wink:

I do not know your level of familiarity with linux. In case you still have problems, start another thread on your difficulties with usm in the newbie or general chat section. We will be happy to support you.

Reading or skimming thru the faq would be an asset. These sections are available thru the board index link of this page upper left corner.

It would be appreciated that you are acquainted with forum rules (this is a short post):
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=44
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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#9 by LinxBe » 19 May 2014, 23:22

Thank for your reply francois.
Even though we love people from all origins and speaking all langages, there is a policy enforced by the moderators-developers of using english as a lingua frenca on the porteus forum.
Voltaire: Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. :wink:
You can for now copy-paste a script called /usr/bin/usm-update, provided by brokenman the author of usm package manager, to restore usm. This way you will be able to download your favorite pakages including wine and thunderbird:
It worked and I have now Thunderbird installed.
But I had to launch usmgui from the CLI in order to make it work ...
No need for wine on a portable system, but I was surprised to find no e-mail client in Porteus.

Thanx again for the help.

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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#10 by francois » 20 May 2014, 00:12

Now that usm cli works usm gui should work too. Try it!
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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#11 by LinxBe » 20 May 2014, 21:36

francois wrote:Now that usm cli works usm gui should work too.
sometimes ... :no:

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Re: Please include a Wine and thunderbird download option

Post#12 by jimwg » 21 May 2014, 14:07

LinxBe wrote:Thank for your reply francois.
but I was surprised to find no e-mail client in Porteus.

Thanx again for the help.
Seamonkey works very well for me. In fact it kills two birds with one stone.

Jim in NYC

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