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Re: USM

Post#31 by brokenman » 06 Dec 2015, 02:15

is downloading the USM module necessary? And if in the /porteus/modules/ folder won't it override any 3.1.10+ modules that USM may have in the future?
I am going back to basics. I want to make sure that any reboot does not remove what he has done. I asked to place in modules so I can be sure it is loaded, and overwrite any exiting configs. First step is to get it working.

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There is no need to logout and back into root. Just type into a console: su
Then when asked for the password type in: toor
Then update your databases. Also, don't create any changes file until we get this working.
How do i become super user?
Wear your underpants on the outside and put on a cape.

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Re: USM

Post#32 by johnsmith » 06 Dec 2015, 03:15

OK, brokeman:

Image

Updated and copied, as per your indications. (One point... sdXy should be in your system, maybe in a SD card, I copy in my USB pendrive -> /mnt/sdb1/

The version is correct now.

But my nightmare continues:

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -v
You are using USM version: 3.1.9

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
alien was updated 79 seconds ago. Skipping.
salix was updated 67 seconds ago. Skipping.
slacky was updated 60 seconds ago. Skipping.
Starting ponce database update
Downloading: vercheck.txt DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2 DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz DONE

gzip: /var/usm/ponce/CHECKSUMS.md5.gz: not in gzip format


==============================================================================
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:

FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 270
Could not decompress: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz

==============================================================================

root@porteus:/home/guest#

WHY??? :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Re: USM

Post#33 by roadie » 06 Dec 2015, 04:48

I just updated here from the ponce mirror...no problems using USM version: 3.1.9

http://ponce.cc/slackware ....mirror in my config

@johnsmith

Are you booting Porteus in Always Fresh?
That is, with no save.dat or any other modules apart from the main Porteus files?

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Re: USM

Post#34 by Ed_P » 06 Dec 2015, 06:15

OK, I just updated USM also.

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guest@porteus:~$ su
Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -v
 You are using USM version:  3.1.9

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
 Starting alien database update 
  :
 alien  database updated. 

 Starting salix database update 
  :
 salix  database updated. 

 Starting slacky database update 
  :
 slacky  database updated. 

 Starting ponce database update 
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
Optimizing manifest
 ponce  database updated. 

 Starting slackware database update 
  :
 slackware  database updated. 

 Starting slackwarepatches database update 
  :
 slackwarepatches  database updated. 

 Starting slackonly database update 
  :
 slackonly  database updated. 

 Starting sbo database update 
  :
 sbo  database updated. 

Downloading: extra-deps.txt  DONE
Downloading: ignore-deps.txt  DONE

root@porteus:/home/guest# 
Everything ran ok including ponce.

My /etc/usm/mirrors-ponce.txt file:

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root@porteus:/home/guest# cat /etc/usm/mirrors-ponce.txt
# List of ponce Slackware mirrors
# Structure: $VER/$ARCH

# OFFICIAL
http://ponce.cc/slackware
What does your mirrors-ponce.txt file look like johnsmith?
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Re: USM

Post#35 by johnsmith » 06 Dec 2015, 12:11

I'm using my profile with a save.dat file.
Is it needed to update on always fresh mode?
I have tried as root user, in always fresh mode and as guest with my profile mode... and always the same issue.

Regarding my mirrors-ponce.txt file on /etc/usm/:

# List of ponce Slackware mirrors
# Structure: $VER/$ARCH

# OFFICIAL
http://ponce.cc/slackware

So it should work. That's why it's annoying!

And just now, with USM 3.1.9 and with my profile user:

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
alien was updated 155 seconds ago. Skipping.
salix was updated 135 seconds ago. Skipping.
slacky was updated 126 seconds ago. Skipping.
Starting ponce database update
Downloading: vercheck.txt DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2 DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz DONE

gzip: /var/usm/ponce/CHECKSUMS.md5.gz: not in gzip format


==============================================================================
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:

FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 270
Could not decompress: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz

==============================================================================

root@porteus:/home/guest#

Any idea?
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Re: USM

Post#36 by Ed_P » 06 Dec 2015, 14:46

Really, really, really strange. Can you post the output of this command in code tags pls.

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ls -l /var/usm/ponce/
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Re: USM

Post#37 by johnsmith » 06 Dec 2015, 15:49

As required:

root@porteus:/home/guest# ls -l /var/usm/ponce/
total 28
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 141 Dec 6 16:09 CHECKSUMS.md5.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16255 Aug 18 08:42 LIBS.TXT.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 141 Dec 6 16:09 MANIFEST.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 141 Dec 6 16:09 PACKAGES.TXT.gz
root@porteus:/home/guest#
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Re: USM

Post#38 by brokenman » 06 Dec 2015, 17:45

Are you booting in fresh mode (no changes= cheatcode) with no extra modules added?
How do i become super user?
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Re: USM

Post#39 by johnsmith » 07 Dec 2015, 00:36

No, I´m running in KDE mode with my own profile.
Only additional module: nVidia.
Customitation: none.

Is it needed on fresh mode?
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Re: USM

Post#40 by brokenman » 07 Dec 2015, 01:21

Please run in fresh mode for troubleshooting purposes.
How do i become super user?
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Re: USM

Post#41 by johnsmith » 07 Dec 2015, 03:19

brokenman, as the old song says, on fresh mode:

guest@porteus:~$ su
Password:
root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -v
You are using USM version: 3.1.9

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
alien was updated 150 seconds ago. Skipping.
salix was updated 168 seconds ago. Skipping.
slacky was updated 194 seconds ago. Skipping.
Starting ponce database update
Downloading: vercheck.txt DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2 DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz DONE

gzip: /var/usm/ponce/CHECKSUMS.md5.gz: not in gzip format


==============================================================================
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:

FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 270
Could not decompress: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz

==============================================================================

root@porteus:/home/guest#

:wall: :wall: :wall:
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Re: USM

Post#42 by johnsmith » 07 Dec 2015, 03:21

I'm seeing that i'm loosing some time on Porteus and I can't advance at all.
Can anyone of you recommend me a Live Linux Distribution as fast, fresh and reliable as Porteus?
(And please, nothing related with Ubuntu family, as I'm leaving it)

Thank you!!
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Re: USM

Post#43 by roadie » 07 Dec 2015, 03:52

johnsmith wrote:I'm seeing that i'm loosing some time on Porteus and I can't advance at all.
Can anyone of you recommend me a Live Linux Distribution as fast, fresh and reliable as Porteus?
(And please, nothing related with Ubuntu family, as I'm leaving it)

Thank you!!
johnsmith,
I just booted Porteus Xfce in Always Fresh, downloaded the usm package from the link brokenman provided, converted it to a module and activated it.

I started USM, got the warning about database files and ran update all...from the gui...everything updated, no problems with ponce.

I'm lost....I don't know what is going on....I can only think there is a save file gumming up the works.


And sorry, but I know of no other distros that come close to Porteus....it's why I use it.

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Re: USM

Post#44 by Ed_P » 07 Dec 2015, 05:16

johnsmith wrote:Can anyone of you recommend me a Live Linux Distribution as fast, fresh and reliable as Porteus?
Don't give up john, we haven't. And your problem is very unusual.for Porteus

Please post the output of this command in Fresh mode :

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cat /proc/cmdline
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Re: USM

Post#45 by Bogomips » 07 Dec 2015, 12:25

Temporary solution is to take ponce out of the equation, but ponce seems to be hard coded in. :wall:
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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