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Pdebthing DEB downloader and packager 005
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 19:47    Post_subject: Pdebthing DEB downloader and packager 005
Sub_title: Pdebthing DEB downloader and packager 005 - are you still doing work on this

Hi there
just found this thread, as puppy forum is sooooo big now. Wow it looks fabulous it seems there haven't been any posts for a long time what a pity.
I think what you achieved here is what others like myself have been after for a long time.
Great to be able to get a full working application with everything that is required without having to muck around trying to work out what's missing all the time.

Anyway Bouquets to you and hope this is not a project that has come to an end due to no support.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 14:12    Post_subject: Alternative to pdebthing  

For those interested, Iguleder went on to develop roar-ng, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=75753.
Amigo, starting earlier, and originally limiting his interest to development using only T2 binaries, developed src2pkg-2.7, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76050. Src2pkg-2.7 is still in active development, and can "create packages from source code or other content. It can create packages for Slackware, KISS Linux, *.rpm packages, *.deb packages, *.taz packages for slitaz and *.pet packages for Puppy (new-style or old-style)."

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 15:43    Post_subject:    

I know, this is an really old thread. But this tool is just to good to be buried and forgotten.
This is the steps I had to go through to make it work with tahr.

Unpack pdebthing to a folder of your choice. I found that it should live in a folder on a disk with some capacity as it does not delete downloaded deb's but rather store them in a folder called packages. So some space is required.

1: Remember to load the devx.
2: initiate cpan by issuing the command cpan in a terminal
3: Install Switch with cpan (inside cpan issue the command: install Switch ) or in the terminal: perl -MCPAN -e 'install Switch'
4: Configure ./config/preferences. Mine looks like this:
# the Debian version the packages are built for


sections="main universe multiverse restricted"

# the package architecture (i386/amd64)

# download all packages (true) or just those that don't come with Puppy (false, the default)?

5: Run ./0setup. If somethings goes wrong you will get a file failed.txt in the folder. Check it. Make adjustments to ./config/preferences. remove *.txt and re-run.
6: Figure out the packages you want to use. This can easily be done with the command
grep 'package: vim-' ./repo/database
. Replace vim- with what ever your looking for.
7: Add you package list to ./config/packages
8: Run ./1download
9: Run ./2prepkg
10: Make your own custom configuration in ./sfs/stuff. Ex: add desktop files, pinstall.sh or anything
11: sun dir2sfs or dir2pet

Thanks to iguleder for making this tool Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 15:52    Post_subject:  


this puplet


is crying for your adaptation!
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