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bigpup


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Sep 2010, 01:23    Post subject:  Additional Programs How To Install
Subject description: The basics of installing additional programs
 

Basic info on installing additional programs.

First read this:
http://puppylinux.com/development/package-management.htm

Puppy Package Manager (PPM), that is installed with the version of Puppy Linux you have, is the best place to get new programs. It will open, showing programs that are known to work on your version of Puppy.
1. Run Puppy Package Manager.
2. Left mouse click on a listed program.
3. Follow install directions
4. Program installs.

Additional Software (PETs, n' stuff) section of this forum is the next best place to look. However, you must keep in mind that you will find programs that where originally compiled under a specific version of Puppy and they may or may not work with your version.
General rule is to read the posting for the program pet and see if there is any info that would indicate what version of Puppy it will work under.
Most of the stuff will work on a large portion of Puppies, but not 100% guaranteed.
You may find more then one version of a program. Sometimes that makes a difference.
1. Find a program you want.
2. Open the program thread.
3. find the link for downloading the program pet.
4. Left mouse click on the link
5. Follow the directions to either install or save.
(If you save the pet file you can install by viewing the pet file in Rox-Filer (file manager) and left click on it)

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bigpup


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jun 2011, 17:29    Post subject:  

SFS packages are another option for adding programs
to Puppy.

Note:
Puppy needs to be a frugal install to take advantage of the benefits of SFS packages.

You can read all about them here:
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/squashfs

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frenchiveruti

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 01:50    Post subject: Great info!  

Hi, I just read the page on Package management. And it really solves a lot of questions that I had, specially with those pesky but now very useful sfs files!

But, also, this creates in me more questions, how do they work? How do I create my own!
Sadly, the page linked doesn't give sfs love.
(I can make my own rhymes too Laughing )
So, where do I read, to get SFS a go?
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 02:14    Post subject: Re: Great info!  

frenchiveruti wrote:
Hi, I just read the page on Package management. And it really solves a lot of questions that I had, specially with those pesky but now very useful sfs files!

But, also, this creates in me more questions, how do they work? How do I create my own!
Sadly, the page linked doesn't give sfs love.
(I can make my own rhymes too Laughing )
So, where do I read, to get SFS a go?


http://puppylinux.org/wikka/squashfs
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 02:28    Post subject:  

Thanks nic007,
I have been thinking about adding SFS package info to this topic.
I needed a little push. Laughing
See 2nd post.

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belham2

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017, 09:42    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Thanks nic007,
I have been thinking about adding SFS package info to this topic.
I needed a little push. Laughing
See 2nd post.



Hi Bigpup,

I don't know if this sounds reasonable or not, but maybe for sanity purposes there could be two threads? One thread focuses on whatever ways are available to people to install to "frugal" installs?

And then another thread that focuses on ways to install to to full installs (for any device, HDs, USB, Sdcard, etc, etc).

This way, having two threads, we could point people (i.e. newbies) to one thread or the other, because it seems invariably when helping people/newbies related to this question of additional software installs, the first question that always comes up before anything else is:

How did you install it originally?
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