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Add online package repos to default homepage
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 11:22    Post subject:  Add online package repos to default homepage
Subject description: .. and other tools built upon knowing a Puppys specific system/build settings
 

When building a Puppy, the 'Woof' tool already (presumably?) knows:

1. from which Distro a Pup was built: DISTRO_BINARY_COMPAT='slackware'
2. Which version of that distro: DISTRO_COMPAT_VERSION='14.2'
3. The arch of the puppy build: DISTRO_TARGETARCH='x86'
4. in ~/.packages/DISTRO_COMPAT_REPOS there is also $DBIN_ARCH (x86 or x86_64)
5. And other stuff (in DISTRO_SPECS, theres also DISTRO_ARCHDIR=i386-linux-gnu)

A running Puppy also knows these details... So..

Suggestion 1: We could include links to the specific package search pages of
Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware, etc in /usr/share/doc/index.htm (the default
Puppy homepage)..


Something like:

http://packages.$DISTRO_BINARY_COMPAT,org/$DISTRO_COMPAT_VERSION-updates/

Would be

https://packages.debian.org/stretch-updates/

This would make it a lot easier for users to get straight to the correct
site for downloading loads of extra packages..

What other links (or configs, [ideas here]) could be custom built in this way?

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Sep 2017, 09:22    Post subject:  

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What other links (or configs, [ideas here]) could be custom built in this way?


Maybe a Puppy Linux Bug Reporter tool?

Code:
pup_bug_reporter # run this command and follow the steps

1.  Kernel - if puppy failed to boot completely
2.  Drivers and Firmware - if firmware missing or not working
3.  Hardware failure - if hardware has correct drivers/ firmware but still not working
4.  Boot loader - issues with boot options, boot graphics, etc
5.  Boot process - missing SFS on boot, drives not found, etc
6.  Xorg setup - did not go straight to desktop, default resolution is wrong
7.  Desktop settings - missing or multiple menu entries, ugly menus, etc
8.  Application not working - problems specific to a single application
9.  Usability - help docs, desktop themes, icons, layouts, etc
10. Other bug - bad config files, missing icons, slow processes, etc

Choose a BUG category (1-10) and hit ENTER: 8

Type name of application and hit ENTER:  abiword

Describe the bug and hit ENTER: Printing not working in Abiword, but working in other apps.

Creating bug report... 

Bug Report '~/slacko-6.9.9.9_x86_k4.4.70_abiword_17-03-2017.bug' created.

It has been automatically added to your clipboard..
You can just paste it on the Puppy forums or at GitHub (puppy-linux/woof-ce).

DONE


The bug report would contain all the relevant system info automatically, from DISTRO_SPECS,
inxi, ls mod, (depending on bug type), etc, plus the user supplied info ...

The user could then simply copy and paste this bug report to the correct place on this Forum, GitHub, etc.

Should be fairly easy to make...



Even cooler:

If the user had added their murga login details to the config file (~/.config/pup_bug_reporter/pup_bug_reporterrc),
then the bug reporter tool could upload this bug report straight to the correct place on the forum:

Murga -> Bug Reports -> slacko-6.9.9.9_x86_k4.4.70

This would need Curl I guess...

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