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XZ-compressed pet extraction & installation for older pups
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Sep 2016, 22:50    Post subject:  XZ-compressed pet extraction & installation for older pups
Subject description: Makes "xz" packages usable in lucid, wary, precise, dogs.
 

The migration to more compact pet packages made possible by "xz" compression is hindered by the need to retain compatibility with recent older puppies. I investigated the problem of adding support for expansion and installation of "xz" pets in recent puppies that are beyond their development lives but are still used my many. I found it to be practical for lucid, wary and precise pups, as well as for at least some of the "dogs", which convert pets to deb packages.

The attached 'xzpet_installpkg' packages add the ability to install xz pets. The "extract-pet" packages update the "lucid" and "tahr/xenial" versions of the right-click "Expand here" function. For puppies that do not already provide the expand-here option, the "1.8-lucid" package adds that support. Puppies that have extract-pet built in (or previously installed) can update their script with the other "extract-pet" package.

Although the "dogs" (e.g., debian, xenial) do not appear to have the actual extract-pet function, they convert pets into deb packages. The "dogs" 'xzpet_convert' package updates the pet2deb[dir] and pet2sfs[dir] scripts, to support xz pets.

I have tested the appropriate packages in lucid-5.2.8.7, wary-5.5, precise-5.6.1 & 5.71, debiandog and xenialdog. The non-lucid extract-pet is the version already posted at:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=921579#921579 but with a minor cleanup update.

If anyone needs this feature for another puppy that has a version of the 'tar' utility that supports xz compression, please contact me so I might suggest the appropriate package to use, or create a similar package for you.
Richard
xzpet_convert-20160910-dogs.pet
Description  Pet conversion to deb files for *dog installations
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Filename  xzpet_convert-20160910-dogs.pet 
Filesize  2.27 KB 
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xzpet_installpkg-20160911-lucid5287.pet
Description  Pet install for lucid 5.2.8.7 pups
pet

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Filename  xzpet_installpkg-20160911-lucid5287.pet 
Filesize  10.53 KB 
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xzpet_installpkg-20160911-precise.pet
Description  Pet install for precise pups
pet

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Filename  xzpet_installpkg-20160911-precise.pet 
Filesize  10.44 KB 
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xzpet_installpkg-20160911-wary.pet
Description  Pet install for wary pups
pet

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Filename  xzpet_installpkg-20160911-wary.pet 
Filesize  10.19 KB 
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Extract-pet-1.8-lucid.pet
Description  Right-click "Extract here" for lucid, wary and precise pups
pet

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Filename  Extract-pet-1.8-lucid.pet 
Filesize  3.1 KB 
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Extract-pet-20160911.pet
Description  For any pup with extract-pet (extract here) built in or already installed
pet

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Filename  Extract-pet-20160911.pet 
Filesize  1.4 KB 
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Sep 2016, 01:55    Post subject:  

Nice Job should come in very handy for people Smile
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