Porteus - USM error

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Post#1 by jake0301 » 30 Dec 2017, 20:00

Hello, World!
alright so i just got Porteus installed onto a USB flash drive a couple of days ago, and it looks absolutely amazing!
only problem is I'm having some trouble with usm.
i it to update by changing the salix repo, and i even got a couple of modules installed, but when i tried to install Spotify and Atom, i got the error.
LIBS.TXT not found
and i have looked at other forum posts and tried there answers(one of them actually broke it in a different way) and none of them have worked.
if you need anymore info just tell me and ill try to get it.
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Post#2 by Ed_P » 30 Dec 2017, 22:54

Hello jake0301. Welcome to the forum.

Have you tried the answers in these forum posts: USM bug reports (Post by Ed_P #59638) and USM bug reports (Post by Ed_P #59887) ;)
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Post#3 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 00:20

well i guess i should have said this first but right now i cant even update usm, i tried one of the other solutions posted and now i get this whenever i try to open usm:

Slackware version error
Sorry, but while USM is in beta it only supports slackware 14.1

Future versions may support all versions


the solution was to run these commands:

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wget --trust-server-names http://sourceforge.net/projects/usm/files/usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1.xzm

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installpkg /tmp/usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1.xzm
i assume the solution would be to uninstall the module but I'm not quite sure how to do that.

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Post#4 by Jack » 31 Dec 2017, 00:56

What version of Porteus and Desktop are you using? The usm you downloaded won't work older version of Porteus. I could be wrong but what you are saying or wrote that what it sound like to me.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#5 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 01:33

Porteus-v3.2.2
Kernel: 4.9.0-porteus
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Post#6 by ncmprhnsbl » 31 Dec 2017, 02:30

jake0301 wrote:
31 Dec 2017, 00:20
installpkg /tmp/usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1.xzm
can't say i've ever tried to install a module(.xzm)
wouldn't have thought installpkg would know what to do with it, since it's for packages(.txz/.tgz)
if it's listed in /var/log/packages you could try

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removepkg usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1
but modules(.xzm) should be activated (or deactivated)

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activate /tmp/usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1.xzm

and/or placed in the modules folder(<your install media>/porteus/modules/) for activation at boot..
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Post#7 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 02:47

sorry someone corrected the person who posted the original solution

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wget --trust-server-names http://sourceforge.net/projects/usm/files/usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1.txz/download -P /tmp

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installpkg /tmp/usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1.txz

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Post#8 by Ed_P » 31 Dec 2017, 05:28

:shock: No idea where you found a link to a beta version of USM or how you can uninstall it so maybe the best option at this point is to start over.

Going forward, run USM to update all it's databases. Then use the scripts I posted previously to tweak the USM mirror files. When you use USM to find apps have USM create Modules. These are .xzm files. Copy the .xzm files you create to your Porteus modules folder, dbl click on them and Activate them. If you don't like the app, dbl click on it and Deactivate it and then delete it.

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Post#9 by ncmprhnsbl » 31 Dec 2017, 05:50

to uninstall a package do: eg.

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removepkg usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1
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Post#10 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 13:47

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removepkg usm-latest-0.0-noarch-1
completely removes usm so i cant open it at all

i don't have any important files anyways so i am just going to start over

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Post#11 by Ed_P » 31 Dec 2017, 14:39

To be clear jake0301 when I said to update USM I'm not taking about replacing USM with a downloaded version. Use the USM that's part of the Porteus system, use it's GUI and click on Updates and Update all or from the command line enter USM -u all. :)
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Post#12 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 18:09

i am aware of how to update a program :D
ok i ran the script tried to update got a fail so I ran the other script to change the repository
from there it updated fine, but when i tried to install Atom i got the same Error
LIBS.TXT not found

and just to clarify, i can install some programs like, firefox and vscode, but others like Atom or spotify get that error

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Post#13 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 18:14

and i found the "Solution" here: Re: usm errors (Post by brokenman #27466)

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Post#14 by Jack » 31 Dec 2017, 18:23

Here is how I update USM first I open a terminal then I do this.

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guest@porteus:~$ su
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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all
At this point it will update USM.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#15 by jake0301 » 31 Dec 2017, 18:31

yeah? that's what i did i still get the error

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