Porteus Package Manager (PPM)

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ig_37
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Porteus Package Manager (PPM)

Post#1 by ig_37 » 20 Oct 2020, 18:53

I use Porteus 4.0.

On FAQ page for Porteus it's written:

"How can I install new programs that are not included in the default Porteus ISO?"

A new program is included with Porteus Version 1.0 and higher, called Porteus Package Manager (PPM). It can be opened from the desktop menu under the 'System' heading, or run from the command line, as 'porteus-package-manager'."

Does it still exist ?

(maybe the FAQ should be corrected?
http://www.porteus.org/faq/desktop-faq.html#twelve)


also in FAQ:

"You can also use the slackyd package manager to install new programs. Slackyd is a CLI (command line interface) utility included with Porteus by default. Slackware packages can be searched and downloaded via slackyd (run the command 'slackyd' for more information on usage of the slackyd application), and then converted into Porteus modules using the 'txz2xzm' utility."

This command also doesn't exist.

donald
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Porteus Package Manager (PPM)

Post#2 by donald » 20 Oct 2020, 22:15

In Porteus 4.0 USM is the package manager.

1.) in /etc/usm/mirrors-slacky.txt change the mirror from EUROPE to UNITED KINGDOM

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## EUROPE
# http://repository.slacky.eu/

## UNITED KINGDOM
http://slackware.org.uk/slacky
2.) run usm -u all

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
find: `/tmp/xdg-runtime-guest/gvfs': Permission denied
 Starting slackware database update 
Downloading: vercheck.txt  DONE
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.
Optimizing manifest
 slackware  database updated. 

Updating config file

 Starting slackwarepatches database update 
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.
Optimizing manifest
 slackwarepatches  database updated. 

 Starting slacky 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
File verification was good.
Optimizing manifest
 slacky  database updated. 

 Starting salix database update 
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: OPTIFEST.gz  DONE
 salix  database updated. 

 Starting alien database update 
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.
Optimizing manifest
 alien  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 slackonly database update 
Downloading: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz  DONE
Downloading: MANIFEST.bz2  DONE
Downloading: PACKAGES.TXT.gz  DONE
Downloading: LIBS.TXT.gz  DONE
File verification was good.
Optimizing manifest
 slackonly  database updated. 

 Starting sbo database update 
SLACKBUILDS.TXT.gz
Downloading: SLACKBUILDS.TXT.gz  DONE
 sbo  database updated. 


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

root@porteus:/home/guest# 
..done.

ig_37
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Porteus Package Manager (PPM)

Post#3 by ig_37 » 21 Oct 2020, 14:29

Thanks a lot!
Now works well!

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