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Slacko 5.4 - FINAL 2 Dec 2012
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RSH


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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 03:51    Post subject:  

Hi.
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On a side note, is there a way to DL packages but not install them, and then use some pet2sfs thing to turn a whole Dir into a sfs?

Usually only applications that download with its dependencies can be saved without to install (from the package manager).

For the other applications just install them and then use gnewpet by jpeps to recreate the installed .pet (application - should work also on installed .deb files).

To turn a complete directory into a single sfs use LazY PaDS (combines .pet and .deb files from a directory into a single sfs).

Both are in the Forums Utilities Section.

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drblock2

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 17:25    Post subject: VirtualBox  

TheAsterisk's VirtualBox installer virtualbox-4.2.4-x86_src.install.pet works magnificently in Slacko 5.4 PAE K3.4.17. You can get it here:

http://www.silverdollarsolutions.com/PuppyLinux/asterisk/VirtualBox/4.2.4/packages_guide.html

Install the Slacko 5.4 devx and k3.4.17 kernel sources and then run the pet.

Bravo! and Three Cheers for TheAskerisk!

I would strongly recommend against attempting to install VirtualBox from Oracle's run files. I tried several versions that had installed successfully on previous Puppies. The best you can hope for is simple failure (terminated signal -9) on launching the virtual machine, more likely is a complete freeze up requiring a reset with the hardware button on the box. This can lead to file system corruption (in the one case where this happened, I was fortunately able to use Windows XP's chkdsk to repair damage to my FAT32 partition).

See the VirtualBox thread:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=63332&sid=cddffa90de465d47be6d7dd9e71b6768

for further information on this problem.
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Fishy

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec 2012, 10:34    Post subject: Cailbre in Slacko 5.4 Not Installing
Subject description: Python not found
 

I have devx5.4.sfs installed and have installed python separately as well. Python not found still appears when installing Calibre, an ebook management program. I haven't had this problem in a long time. Missing link somewhere? Confused

Thanks for a very nice OS. Very Happy
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jrb


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PostPosted: Fri 07 Dec 2012, 16:52    Post subject: keeping PPM installed packages  

Hi All,
I'm sure I saw someone in one of the Slacko5.4 threads asking about keeping the packages that PPM downloads and then installs, but I can't find it. Embarassed

Anyway here's a .pet with modified downloadpkgs.sh and installpkg.sh that will install the packages but leave the downloaded packages in /root. You just have to move them to where you want them.

Only briefly tested, so use at your own risk. Shocked

Cheers, J

EDIT!: If you're happy with this one, fine, but there's a better one down the page. Cool
petget_keep_slacko_5.4-0.1.pet
Description  Will leave downloaded packages in /root
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Filename  petget_keep_slacko_5.4-0.1.pet 
Filesize  13.37 KB 
Downloaded  509 Time(s) 

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tlchost

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 00:24    Post subject: Re: keeping PPM installed packages  

jrb wrote:
Hi All,

Anyway here's a .pet with modified downloadpkgs.sh and installpkg.sh that will install the packages but leave the downloaded packages in /root. You just have to move them to where you want them.



Fantastic! Thanks a lot

Thom
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TheAsterisk!


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Dec 2012, 18:22    Post subject: Re: VirtualBox  

drblock2 wrote:
TheAsterisk's VirtualBox installer virtualbox-4.2.4-x86_src.install.pet works magnificently in Slacko 5.4 PAE K3.4.17. You can get it here...
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Bravo! and Three Cheers for TheAskerisk!

I saw your post in the VirtualBox thread, and snuck in here to take a look. Happy to help, and thanks!

I'm sorry I've gotten a bit behind in the Puppy world- work and family issues and a new (used) car to pay for- but I'll be getting some updated VBox packages uploaded either tonight or tomorrow, including some for Slacko 5.4. (My other packages will see updates very soon, too!)


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PostPosted: Sun 09 Dec 2012, 16:00    Post subject:  

i made a .pet of gtk-youtube-viewer for the new slacko http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76835
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Dec 2012, 17:40    Post subject: Delta-x Upgrade?  

@smokey01
Hi, just want to say thanks for an excellent version of Puppy. I'm using 5.3.3. I thought it would be cool to upgrade to new 5.4, but can't get my savefile from 5.3.3 to work with your newest version. Tried several different ways and will only boot to prompt. I was wondering if it would be possible to make like a delta-x file to upgrade my 5.3.3 to 5.4. I remember some of the earlier versions of I think Lupu had this feature when new versions came out. Could you do this with your Slacko versions? I think that would be really cool if you could and I bet there are a lot more folks out there that would love it also. I have other puppy versions installed on this box, but Slacko-5.3.3 is my daily driver and I don't want to change unless I can easily get the newest version. Thank you for your fine work.
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec 2012, 15:57    Post subject: Re: VirtualBox  

drblock2 wrote:
TheAsterisk's VirtualBox installer virtualbox-4.2.4-x86_src.install.pet works magnificently in Slacko 5.4 PAE K3.4.17. You can get it here:

http://www.silverdollarsolutions.com/PuppyLinux/asterisk/VirtualBox/4.2.4/packages_guide.html

Install the Slacko 5.4 devx and k3.4.17 kernel sources and then run the pet. ...
I see the following:Questions
  1. Where should the kernel source be found?
  2. How should it be installed?
There is a Slackware kernel source reference in the Slacko PPM, but, not the same number you show.

Thanks in advance

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CatDude


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec 2012, 11:46    Post subject:  

Hello gcmartin

when drblock2 wrote:
TheAsterisk's VirtualBox installer virtualbox-4.2.4-x86_src.install.pet works magnificently in Slacko 5.4 PAE K3.4.17. You can get it here:

http://www.silverdollarsolutions.com/PuppyLinux/asterisk/VirtualBox/4.2.4/packages_guide.html

Install the Slacko 5.4 devx and k3.4.17 kernel sources and then run the pet. ...


He was refering to this package: virtualbox-4.2.4-x86_src.install.pet
It is near the bottom of the page he linked to, under the heading: Alternative Source-Based Installer


gcmartin wrote:
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Questions
  1. Where should the kernel source be found?
  2. How should it be installed?
There is a Slackware kernel source reference in the Slacko PPM, but, not the same number you show.


As i suspect you are well aware, Slacko comes in a variety of flavours.
Below is a snippet from the Official announcement
Quote:
Slacko 5.4 is available with a choice of kernels, 3.2.33 compiled for processors that do not support PAE and 3.4.17 for processors that do. The 4g (non PAE) version comes with a choice of Opera browser or Firefox


So, get the appropriate devx for your particular version (from where you got your ISO image)
then use the Sfs manager (not the PPM) to get the kernel sources.
It should offer the correct file for your version,
one of these two.
    kernel_sources-3.2.33-slacko_4g.sfs
    kernel_sources-3.4.17-slacko_PAE.sfs

Load them by whatever method you prefer,
either the usual way via the BootManager or the alternative way via SFS-Load-on-the-fly

After that has been done, you can install the virtualbox-4.2.4-x86_src.install.pet

Hope this helps
CatDude
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jrb


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 01:39    Post subject:  

In regard to the .pet I posted above I've had a request to build in a screen asking where the user wants to save downloaded packages. Cool Unfortunately I'm not very good at building such screens. Embarassed

But what I have just done is changed the .pet so all downloaded packages are moved into /root/Downloaded_Packages. This folder will be created with your first download. This folder can then be moved wherever you want (maybe /mnt/home) using ROX and then symlinked back into /root. Future packages will then follow the symlink into /mnt/home/Downloaded_Packages.

Besides I've found out with the first .pet that packages disappear if you choose "trim the fat". That doesn't happen with this one. Very Happy
petget_keep_slacko54-0.2.pet
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec 2012, 06:06    Post subject:  

jrb wrote:


But what I have just done is changed the .pet so all downloaded packages are moved into /root/Downloaded_Packages. This folder will be created with your first download. This folder can then be moved wherever you want (maybe /mnt/home) using ROX and then symlinked back into /root. Future packages will then follow the symlink into /mnt/home/Downloaded_Packages.


Shame on you...in addition to all those good features, it also saves the deps...so you can now add them to your local library.

Thanks.....you do good stuff!

Thom
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec 2012, 06:29    Post subject: CONGRATULATIONS!
Subject description: New review in Distrowatch
 

I just read the review of Slacko 5.4 in the news section of Distrowatch, and what a great review it was.
Great work, Micko1 and team! I have to admit, I agree with Jesse (the reviewer) that this is the smoothest experience I've had with Puppy so far, and I have always liked Puppy a lot more than he.
Also, I tried every version of Puppy I have in my collection of CD's, which may be all of them, and Slacko 5.4 is the only one that would boot into my wife's HP Pavilion G7 notebook with a graphical environment and wireless detection out of the box. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec 2012, 08:32    Post subject:  

@arcanis

I starting collecting puppy iso's and went a little mad and now have 993 builds

I too am a massive slacko fan and have found that it runs on every machine I try it on without complaint (IBM t21's, lenovo t61, amd dual core desktop, dell p4's and eeepc's)

I have had to migrate back to 5.3.3 but will be back to 5.4 if I can resolve the hdd hang

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Dec 2012, 13:53    Post subject:  

ally,

Please explain further the "hard drive hang".
IOW, is this during the boot or later on?
And what type of install are you using as well as the type of partition you are installing to?
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