Porteus - USM error

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Post#46 by brokenman » 03 Mar 2018, 23:35

I know SourceForge is under a DoS attack but I thought all the Slackware files were stored on the mirrors' sites.
LIBS.TXT.gz is not a slackware file. It's the file that slackware does not have that USM creates in order to know dependencies. It is stored on sourceforge. I had assumed sourceforge would be a reliable platform to serve files from.

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Post#47 by Ed_P » 04 Mar 2018, 01:54

Well, according to this: https://twitter.com/sfnet_ops?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor SourceForge has been under attack since Feb 25th. I find it hard to believe they're still working on a DoS attack. I heard from another friend that they had moved their system to a new computer and were having technical problems. This has been going on for well over a week at this point.

As for an alternative, I suggest porteus.org for the LIBS.TXT.gz file. Its a very small file so I think the overhead would be minimal. And it could be set as a backup for SourceForge so when they are back up the impact on porteus.org would be negligible.
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Post#48 by n0ctilucient » 04 Mar 2018, 11:28

I would be interested in reliable alternatives.
GitHub ?

Perhaps it's time... SourceForge has a troubled past.
see... SourceForge: Project hijackings and bundled malware

Here are some more...
see... https://www.slant.co/topics/2483/~alter ... ourceforge
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Post#49 by Ed_P » 04 Mar 2018, 14:21

My USM updated fine this morning. :celebrate3: And I am able to browse the SourceForge forums.
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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#50 by francois » 08 Dec 2018, 11:06

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root@porteus:~# usm -u all
slackware was updated 310 seconds ago. Skipping.
 Starting slackwarepatches database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
 There was a problem downloading the file: 
What is there to do?
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Post#51 by Ed_P » 08 Dec 2018, 16:49

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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#52 by Ed_P » 11 Dec 2018, 22:03

Unable to download Thunderbird 60 with Resolve dependencies enabled. LIBS.TXT not found. USM updated, mirrors-slackwarepatches.txt changed from Brazil to Canada to US with same error.
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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#53 by francois » 12 Dec 2018, 09:14

It works fine now.
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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#54 by Ed_P » 12 Dec 2018, 15:55

Still not working here, even after updating all mirrors and restarting.

When you test francois be sure to check the Resolve Dependencies option. That is what causes the problem.
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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#55 by donald » 12 Dec 2018, 21:11

Ed_P wrote:
11 Dec 2018, 22:03
Unable to download Thunderbird 60 with Resolve dependencies enabled. LIBS.TXT not found. USM updated, mirrors-slackwarepatches.txt changed from Brazil to Canada to US with same error.
Hi Ed
This error is misleading because the LIBS.TXT file is present, and it is indeed the
"resolve dependencies" option causing the error.

Why:
If you use USM in CLI mode
usm -s mozilla-thunder
it checks the PACKAGES.TXT file and there mozilla-thunderbird-60.3.3-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
is listed.

But when you try to get it
usm -g mozilla-thunderbird-60.3.3
you get a "nothing found for.." error because USM also checks the LIBS.TXT file (for dependencies),
and mozilla-thunderbird-60.3.3 is not listed, so USM throw the LIBS.TXT error.

If you like to test it yourself, copy mozilla-thunderbird-60.3.3-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
into the LIBS.TXT file (/var/usm/slackwarepatches/LIBS.TXT in this case) and the error is gone.
(FOR TESTING ONLY)

However, running porteus 4.0 LXDE, I fetched the mozilla-thunderbird-60.3.3-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
package, converted to xzm and it runs.
( if everything works like it should has not been tested; I do not use thunderbird and

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root@porteus:/home/guest# ldd /usr/lib64/thunderbird/thunderbird
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007fffe0872000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f11c5aaa000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f11c58a6000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f11c5528000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007f11c518d000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib64/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f11c4f76000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f11c4b8c000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f11c5cc9000)
does not show that something is missing.)

btw
each repo has its own LIBS.TXT file -- it is not the fault of USM if they are malformed. ;)

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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#56 by Ed_P » 12 Dec 2018, 22:23

Thank you donald for your detailed explanation of the problem. :beer:

So the error isn't that LIBS.TXT is missing, it is the module selected isn't in the LIBS.TXT file.
donald wrote:
12 Dec 2018, 21:11
each repo has its own LIBS.TXT file -- it is not the fault of USM if they are malformed. ;)
For clarity by "repo" I assume you mean mirror. How does one get LIBS.TXT problems corrected at the source?
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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#57 by donald » 12 Dec 2018, 23:57

For clarity by "repo" I assume you mean mirror.
No, by repo (= short for repository) i meant the various packages provider like
salix,slackware,slacky,ponce etc.

So called mirrors contain the same files as the original (main) server.
They are, or better should be, in sync.
How does one get LIBS.TXT problems corrected at the source?
I have no idea..

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Re: Porteus - USM error

Post#58 by Ed_P » 13 Dec 2018, 16:01

donald wrote:
12 Dec 2018, 23:57
No, by repo (= short for repository) i meant the various packages provider like
salix,slackware,slacky,ponce etc.
Oh! Glad I asked. Thank you.

So maybe a USM tweak would help clarify the scenario for users. LIBS.TXT not found, Resolve dependencies not an option for this file.
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