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Installing mydsl packages
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Sat 21 May 2005, 06:16    Post subject:  Installing mydsl packages  

I thought I read somewhere, maybe on this forum that Puppy could install mydsl packages?

If it can - please tell how.

If it can't - does anyone know how to extract the contents?
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2005, 04:43    Post subject: Re: Installing mydsl packages  

Bruce B wrote:
I thought I read somewhere, maybe on this forum that Puppy could install mydsl packages?

If it can - please tell how.

If it can't - does anyone know how to extract the contents?


Answering my own question. I just figured out that the mydsl .dsl packages can be extracted with tar.

tar xvzf example-0.1.dsl
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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2005, 09:24    Post subject:  

So are they just tarballs? Do they have some special install script in them?
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Bruce B


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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2005, 11:36    Post subject: Just tarballs?  

BarryK wrote:
So are they just tarballs? Do they have some special install script in them?


Looks like they are just tarballs, only that they extract the files to the current directory as opposed to a subdirectory.

I don't see an install script. FWIW - The package I downloaded and extracted was qtparted.

If I learn any more I'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2005, 14:24    Post subject:  

yes, i think a dsl file is just a tar.gz
i've converted a few dsl's to dotpups

an mplayer packager is larger than 1 meg, so i looked for a binary package that would work in Puppy ... i found a couple that would work ... i picked the dsl package because it seemed to be the best one to use

any binary package is similar in principle to other binary packages ... rpm, deb, dsl, pup

what i wanted for dotpups was a very simple structure ... built-in md5sum error checking ... and a script that runs automatically, for maximum flexibility

and i chose zip format because server mime settings for gz files are often wrong, and can cause problems downloading

anyway, many dsl's (and rpm's and deb's ... and tgz's) can be useable ... sometimes there are library and dependency problems
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PostPosted: Sun 22 May 2005, 22:13    Post subject: Working good  

GuestToo wrote:


what i wanted for dotpups was a very simple structure ... built-in md5sum error checking ... and a script that runs automatically, for maximum flexibility

and i chose zip format because server mime settings for gz files are often wrong, and can cause problems downloading

anyway, many dsl's (and rpm's and deb's ... and tgz's) can be useable ... sometimes there are library and dependency problems


These dotpups are working out swell. Just wanted to say thanks to you all for these packages!
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