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Why won't my dotpet work? (solved)
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 03:06    Post_subject:  Why won't my dotpet work? (solved)  

Will someone please take a look at the attached dotpet and tell me what I'm doing wrong. The intent of the dotpet is to install the Luxi font set. But all that is happening when I click the dotpet in Rox is, I get the Install/Abort initial dotpet welcome message. Clicking "Install" makes the dialog box disappear. Then, nothing. Examination reveals that the dotpet is copied into /root/.packages, and that's all. This is in official Puppy 4.00-k2.6.21.7. Thanks...

***edited to remove dangerous attachment using underscores in name, see gposil's message below***

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Sit Heel Speak


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 03:24    Post_subject:  

Well!...the mystery deepens. I just tried installing this dotpet on Puppy 4.2 (maggotspawn's RT-SMP kernel) and it works just fine.

I guess I must have somehow wrecked PETget on my 4.00 installation?
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 03:29    Post_subject:  

Not sure, Maybe puninstall.sh is the cause? Try to pack the pet without puninstall.sh
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 03:33    Post_subject:  

On the non-working 4.00 install, running petget in an rxvt window gives:
Code:
# petget
RETVAL=10
/usr/sbin/petget: line 1257:  9277 Terminated              yaf-splash -font "8x16" -outline 0 -margin 4 -bg orange -text "PETget package manager
Processing, please wait..."
#
On the working 4.20 install, I see..
Code:
# petget
RETVAL=19
and the dotpet shows up in the installed dotpets list, just fine.

I guess I must have borked petget somehow, in the 4.00 install.

@trio, did it install OK for you?

I don't see where omitting puninstall.sh would have any effect. All that puninstall.sh does is refresh the font cache. I want it to refresh the font cache, on the understanding that uninstalling will remove the Luxi fonts.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 04:08    Post_subject:  

Hmm. Well, can anyone see anything obviously wrong with this one...? *warning* this dotpet is not uninstallable...
spongedaddyfonts-0.0.1.pet
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Filename  spongedaddyfonts-0.0.1.pet 
Filesize  1.95 MB 
Downloaded  198 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 04:22    Post_subject:  

I have struck this problem before and I fixed it simply by replacing underscores in the filename with dashes...

And yes the spongedaddy one works for me...

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jul 2009, 04:31    Post_subject:  

gposil wrote:
I have struck this problem before and I fixed it simply by replacing underscores in the filename with dashes...

And yes the spongedaddy one works for me...
Thanks for the tip on underscores. I'll avoid them in future.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Aug 2009, 10:40    Post_subject:  

Note that the Woof-built puppies, and that includes 4.3pre-beta, have a Puppy Package Manager that is a complete rewrite. The code is totally different to that in pup 4.21 and earlier.

Underscores are no problem.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Aug 2009, 12:09    Post_subject:  

if a download pet is located too many directories down/away from /root sometimes it will fail to install properly when you click it.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Aug 2009, 15:49    Post_subject:  

Acknowleged, thanks.
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