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Porteus Package Manager

Posted: 01 Mar 2014, 22:09
by linuxtech
Hello, amazing distro, fast and great Nvidia stable drivers. Testing the V3.0RC2.

Where is the Porteus Package Manager? How can I install some apps?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Porteus Package Manager

Posted: 02 Mar 2014, 02:33
by brokenman
The old porteus package manager has been replaced with another called usm (will be renamed to PPM for final release). This is a command line interface for now until the final is finished. Porteus v3.0 final will ship with a GUI for the package manager and the release is not too far off.

Please download the latest package and then install it and run: usm -u all to update the databases.

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wget --trust-server-names -P /tmp
installpkg /tmp/usm-3.0.9-noarch-1.txz
The final version will support converting downloaded slackware packages into porteus modules. The advantages are that it searches across 5 different slackware repositories and also allows to build from slackbuilds source. This means the developers don't have to maintain a porteus repository of modules.

Re: Porteus Package Manager

Posted: 02 Mar 2014, 11:40
by linuxtech
Thanks brokenman!