An expert is helping me with it ... but I have a couple of questions. 186 posts and 2 months later, we are still not there. This is not a complaint. The help has been phenomenal and I appreciate it immensely.Running 32 bit Porteus ... as of yesterday. Hoping it can run Boinc. If so, can someone tell me where to get it and how to install it? Thank you ... very much .. in advance.
Here are the questions ... true or false:
BOINC in a ready made module does not exist. It has to be developed into one. This is what is taking so long and is so arduous. T F
Once done, there WILL be a ready made module which most anyone can use STRAIGHT AWAY. T F
Once done, I can reinstall a frugal Porteus install, and use this module straight away ... because in using this machine for development, I think it is somewhat junked up and would like to 'start clean'. T F
The tips and tricks page says:
IF BOINC were downloadable as a .deb (and I don't know that it is) .... would what we have been doing for 2 months been necessary?Manage your packages and modules from the GUI
File managers (caja/thunar/dolphin/pcmanfm-qt) have extra service menus specific to Porteus only. All you need to do is right click on a certain file type to get an option for an extra action:
- folders: you can build a Porteus module from it
- modules: you can extract it to a folder; mount it to a folder (same function as 'mloop' utility)
- tgz/txz slackware packages: you can convert it to xzm; install/uninstall directly to/from live system
- rpm packages: convert to xzm
- deb packages: convert to xzm
Thank you in advance.