[Solved] what should slackware-version say?

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[Solved] what should slackware-version say?

Post#1 by Bob1414 » 09 Apr 2021, 22:52

I wanted to add the System Monitor package, but was having trouble updating USM. E.g.

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root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all

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gzip: /var/usm/slacky/CHECKSUMS.md5.gz: unexpected end of file
          

==============================================================================
WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!        WARNING!
==============================================================================
One or more errors occurred while usm was running:                       
 
FATAL ERROR!
usm update_database 248
Could not decompress: CHECKSUMS.md5.gz
So I found this thread and ran those commands posted by a dev:
viewtopic.php?p=47099#p47099

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sed -i 's/14.2/14.1/' /etc/slackware-version
sed -i 's/||.*]//' /usr/share/usm/funcsystemSetup
But later in that thread, brokenman said:
If you ran the commands from Blaze you will need to revert them manually.
That was 2016. I don't know if my files were changed by the search-replace commands or what they should rightly contain for my Cinnamon 4 with kernel 5.12.

My slackware-version now says: Slackware 14.1+
My /usr/share/usm/funcsystemSetup has got 175 lines to post.

What should I do? Is what I now have incorrect? Thanks.
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what should slackware-version say?

Post#2 by Bob1414 » 09 Apr 2021, 23:02

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root@porteus:/home/guest# cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 14.1+
root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -i
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
usm application information

USM version:  3.2.0
DB version:  181118
Current storage: /tmp/usm
Current config: /etc/usm/usm.conf
Current platform: Porteus-v4.0
Current arch: x86_64
Current Slackware 14.1+
Current kernel 5.12.0-rc3-porteus
Current distros: slackware slackwarepatches slacky salix alien ponce slackonly
quiet BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz changes=/mnt/sdb1/porteus/changes/porteussave.dat vga=ask initrd=/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz

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what should slackware-version say?

Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 10 Apr 2021, 02:35

the correct /etc/slackware-version for porteus 4 should be Slackware 14.2+
as for the error with slacky repo/checksums: see here : usm error (Post by donald #81953)
basicly: "remove slacky from the DISTROS line:
DISTROS="slackware slackwarepatches salix alien ponce slackonly"
in /etc/usm/usm.conf"
and if by "system-monitor", you mean "gnome-system-monitor", then you won't find it in any slackware repos, since, i guess, it depends on systemd, which we don't have..
are you looking for some function it provides that lxtask doesn't?
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what should slackware-version say?

Post#4 by Bob1414 » 10 Apr 2021, 12:35

ncmprhnsbl wrote:
10 Apr 2021, 02:35
are you looking for some function it provides that lxtask doesn't?
Thanks again for the efficient help, ncmprhnsbl. Additions I'd like the standard Task Manager to have are:
1) ability to see wifi traffic and disk transfer rate and amount (e.g. if a download is slow, is it because server has stalled or maybe disk or cpu is the bottleneck)
2) it would also be nice to see a graph of past cpu, wifi, etc

IOW, more like Windows Task Manager which I've use a lot, especially when there are problems.

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