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by igreka
23 Dec 2016, 20:36
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Undo / Unpair Magic Folders [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Undo / Unpair Magic Folders [solved]

So I need to know: 1. How to undo such a linkage / pairing. A fair question igreka so I went alooking. The answer seems to be: A configuration file will be generated in your rootcopy directory, at /porteus/rootcopy/etc/magic_folders. This file is a list of paired folders, and you can edit it direct...
by igreka
23 Dec 2016, 19:25
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Undo / Unpair Magic Folders [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Undo / Unpair Magic Folders [solved]

Hi Everyone, I just created a very silly issue while playing around with magic folders. I am using: Porteus-v3.1 Kernel: 3.17.4-porteus I created a magic folder with my /home folder as source and the root of a very important HDD as target instead of a test folder on that hard drive like i intended t...
by igreka
25 Jul 2016, 17:32
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Strategies Promoting Inter Desktop Versatility
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Strategies Promoting Inter Desktop Versatility

But of course, :wall: I have been so focused on manipulating save.dat files and session files that I forgot about magic folders. I will map one to my to my /home/guest/ , /usr/local/ , and wherever it is, MongoDB, and npm save their stuff. Thanks for the reminders, Bogomips. You just gave me the too...
by igreka
24 Jul 2016, 12:55
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How To Recover a save.dat File from a Session Module?
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: How To Recover a save.dat File from a Session Module?

Really!! :shock: I wasn't aware that changes=EXIT would work with a non-.dat file. Well, I took a regular save.dat file and appended '.xzm' to the filename and moved it to the porteus/modules folder. It seemed this approach served its purpose of recording changes to the system. However, I can't say...
by igreka
24 Jul 2016, 12:35
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Strategies Promoting Inter Desktop Versatility
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Strategies Promoting Inter Desktop Versatility

Thanks Bogomips for the clarification on the use of changes-ro. However have to have separate changes folder for each architecture. Also, and here am not sure if same changes folder can be used for different versions of same desktop, let alone different desktops. I understand that this 'changes-ro w...
by igreka
24 Jul 2016, 00:14
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: How To Recover a save.dat File from a Session Module?
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

How To Recover a save.dat File from a Session Module?

Hi you all, After the unfortunate crash I suffered from last month, I have become quite paranoid with my new install. I have set up the system to boot with changes save on exit to a save.dat.xzm file. This worked great until it started to know error messages on boot like "cp: cannot stat yaddi yadda...
by igreka
18 Jul 2016, 22:48
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist
Replies: 33
Views: 28160

Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

thereafter only ro, so almost no chance of corruption as directory also set to ro Does 'ro' stand for 'read only'. Can you please elaborate on your strategy? Lesson learned regarding the importance of 'save.dat'. With my new installation. I will certainly start using it now. Also, I know changes ar...
by igreka
15 Jul 2016, 21:30
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist
Replies: 33
Views: 28160

Re: Porteus v3.2rc2 FAQ and wishlist

Hey all, Not sure if this is the right place to post this or if this is relevant at all. But having had some headaches transitioning between Porteus versions over the years, and spending some time doing Nodejs development , I was thinking that it would be great to have a package.json -like feature t...
by igreka
14 Jul 2016, 12:50
Forum: Community effort
Topic: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager
Replies: 392
Views: 124169

Re: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager

Wow, thanks Ed.

The Brokenman script worked like a charm and did upgrade usm to the latest version as expected.

The repo updates work fine now including the sbo database. fantastic. :Yahoo!:

Thank you all for your inputs.
by igreka
13 Jul 2016, 14:06
Forum: Community effort
Topic: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager
Replies: 392
Views: 124169

Re: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager

Interestingly, which usm results in /usr/bin/usm

file /usr/bin/usm outputs /usr/bin/usm: Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable

There is no usm script in /opt/porteus-scripts/
by igreka
13 Jul 2016, 10:49
Forum: Community effort
Topic: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager
Replies: 392
Views: 124169

Re: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager

It doesn't seem to work.

The removepkg seems to work fine as it make 'usm' inaccessible.

But the installpkg does not bring back the 'usm' command, even though it was that the package was installed.

:(
by igreka
12 Jul 2016, 11:02
Forum: Community effort
Topic: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager
Replies: 392
Views: 124169

Re: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager

Thanks for the reply Ed, My Porteus kernel is 3.14.15 and it is running on a DELL Inspiron 640M , dual core, 32 bits. Attempting usm -u usm results in the following: Downloading: vercheck.txt DONE An update is available for the usm database files. Please run: usm -u all You have the current USM vers...
by igreka
12 Jul 2016, 03:05
Forum: Community effort
Topic: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager
Replies: 392
Views: 124169

Re: USM Unified Slackware Package Manager

Hi all, USM on my system is stuck to version 3.1.4, though it keeps telling me that it is up to date despite me seeing that the latest version on SourceForge is 3.1.9. Also USM can't access Slackbuilds and keeps throwing this awful "awk: fatal: cannot open file `/var/usm/sbo/SLACKBUILDS.TXT' for rea...
by igreka
13 Jun 2016, 13:49
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Module Creation: Best Practices
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

Re: Module Creation: Best Practices

Hi all, Thank you so much for your answers. I'll have a look at the tutorials and the links and try to make the best out of them to apply them to my case. :good: I really think we need to update the 'tutorials' link and resources on the site to show noobs things like 'updating Porteus', 'injecting f...
by igreka
05 Jun 2016, 21:17
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Module Creation: Best Practices
Replies: 8
Views: 2828

Module Creation: Best Practices

Hi all, I have been experimenting with Linux via Porteus for a while now given that I use it for web development. This means that I have installed a bunch of tools on it, from editors such as Atom and Sublime Text 3 to browsers like Vivaldi and Firefox to package managers like npm, nvm and such. The...