PROS on porteus or slackware?

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PROS on porteus or slackware?

Post#1 by tutu10 » 26 Apr 2019, 07:27

PROS on porteus or slackware?
I’m the programmer for my team and this season I’ve decided to switch to PROS. Mostly because I love PROS and think it’s really cool but partly because it means I rarely have to use windows since it’s available on GNU/Linux. I’ve recently gotten a bunch of 8GB flash drive cheaply and decided I’d try some different lightweight distros that can install to a USB thumb drive that I can use if my Linux Mint install goes bad at a mission critical time and I’ve discovered Porteus which I love. I like Porteus so much in fact I’m considering replacing Mint completely with it but the issue is that it’s based on Slackware not Ubuntu or Debian which is needed to run PROS. I’ve tried several utilities to convert the PROS .deb package to a tgz package to no avail. Has anyone else tried/succeeded in getting PROS to work on Slackware, Porteus, or any other distro that isn’t based on Debian? If not it might be time for me to finally figure out ConVEX

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Post#2 by jssouza » 26 Apr 2019, 08:48

What is PROS?
2. What is conVEX?

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Post#3 by raja » 26 Apr 2019, 09:21

Could be..

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Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 26 Apr 2019, 10:54

more likely: and ... -amd64.deb
after downloading the .deb and using deb2xzm(activate 05-devel.xzm to use), it appears to function:

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guest@porteus:~$ pros --help
Usage: pros [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  --version         Show the version and exit.
  -v, --verbose     Enable verbosity level.
  -d, --debug       Enable debugging output.
  --machine-output  Enable machine friendly output.
  -h, --help        Show this message and exit.

  conduct   Perform project management tasks for PROS
  flash     Upload binaries to the microcontroller.
  lsusb     List connected microcontrollers
  make      Invokes make.
  mu        Combines 'make' and 'flash'
  mut       Combines 'make', 'flash', and 'terminal'
  poll      Polls a microcontroller for its system info
  terminal  Open terminal with the microcontroller
  upgrade   Provides a facility to run upgrade the PROS...
guest@porteus:~$ pros --version
pros, version 2.6.1
guest@porteus:~$ pros lsusb
No serial ports found.
here: ... s-core-bin
seems to suggest 'arm-none-eabi-gcc' 'arm-none-eabi-newlib' might be needed(i imagine these are part of gcc in slackware, included in 05-devel.xzm)
haven't tried the pros-editor package (if you need that)
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