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How do I remaster a custom Puppy?
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R-S-H

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 13:27    Post subject:  

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and I haven't managed to get Calibre's reader to activate when an ePub file is clicked on

If you want to open a program by clicking its file one has to edit/set the mime types. Do a right-click on the file and choose entry 'Set Run Action...' or something similar (I'm in a German desktop). A GUI comes up, just drag the program (executable) into that GUI or enter a command.

As far as I know you have to copy /root/Choices/MIME-types to /tmp//root/Choices/MIME-types at remastering - you can also put a 'cp' command into the remasterpup2 script to keep this automatically at next remasters. That's how the LazY Puppy LazY Remaster Suite is acting (lots of similar options can be set in a GUI before remastering).

Command:

cp -af /root/Choices/MIME-types /tmp/root/Choices/

Find the section work on /root in remasterpup2 and put it in!

Also there is a CBR-Pager on the forum.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 13:37    Post subject:  

dancytron wrote:
FBReader works great on puppy for reading epub files. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23440


Thank you for the recommendation; I'll add it to my list of things to try out.

dancytron wrote:
I didn't even know what a CBR reader was until I looked it up, but if you search "cbr ubuntu" there are some that look like they'd run in Lucid puppy.


I've made the search, tried the programs I've found; and will describe the most recent outcome below.


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and I haven't managed to get Calibre's reader to activate when an ePub file is clicked on

If you want to open a program by clicking its file one has to edit/set the mime types. Do a right-click on the file and choose entry 'Set Run Action...' or something similar (I'm in a German desktop). A GUI comes up, just drag the program (executable) into that GUI or enter a command.

As far as I know you have to copy /root/Choices/MIME-types to /tmp//root/Choices/MIME-types at remastering - you can also put a 'cp' command into the remasterpup2 script to keep this automatically at next remasters. That's how the LazY Puppy LazY Remaster Suite is acting (lots of similar options can be set in a GUI before remastering).

Command:

cp -af /root/Choices/MIME-types /tmp//root/Choices/

Find the section work on /root in remasterpup2 and put it in!


Thank you for the detailed instructions - I've saved them to try figuring out.

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Also there is a CBR-Pager on the forum.


Clicked on forum's link to download .pet. Clicked on .pet, which ran Puppy's pet manager. New item appeared in menu, under Documents. Clocked on new icon... nothing happened. Checked process manager - nothing CBR-related is running. Tried running while process manager is visible - not even a flicker of a new process starting and stopping.

Similar difficulties have plagued me trying to get any other CBR reader to work. If anything gets installed at all, it just doesn't run.

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 13:53    Post subject:  

What happens if you type cbrpager into a terminal program?

Please, post the terminal output here.

What Puppy are you using?

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 13:59    Post subject:  

R-S-H wrote:
What happens if you type cbrpager into a terminal program?

Please, post the terminal output here.

What Puppy are you using?


A pretty bog-standard Slacko 5.4.

Terminal output:

# cbrpager
cbrpager: error while loading shared libraries: libgnomeui-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 14:04    Post subject:  

Ok.

Slacko is 01micko development. He surely can give you some help (maybe sending a pm to him), where to find this library (and also the others that might be missed). Typing the programs name into a terminal is almost helpful to find out, what is missing by a application, but the second missing lib will only be presented to you, if the first one is installed and not longer missed.

So, in such cases there will be some work to do for you, that's no fun - except the program runs after thiat.

RSH

EDIT:

Unfortunately there was an writing error in the cp command (double slash) - here is refined: cp -af /root/Choices/MIME-types /tmp/root/Choices/ (edited and replaced)

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Mar 2013, 19:15    Post subject:  

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It's still possible to read punch cards today - or analog audio from wire spools. It just takes a bit of willingness to put in the effort.

If some longer-lasting media arrives, then at the very least, I'll have everything all nicely sorted out to be transferred. And in the meantime, it'll all be safely stored and tucked away. (Yes, including having multiple copies in different locations, if all goes well.)


I didn't mean to come off as rude.
I guess the only archival medium that can be used is one that actually exists. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 00:18    Post subject:  

DataPacRat, it was I who changed the title of this thread, to reflect what seemed to me to be the main topic of the thread. The idea is to attract people who know the answer, and to help people who might have the same problem as you. Smile

The forum might work better for you if you start a new thread for each particular question, rather than ask a bunch of unrelated questions in one thread. Many people will see the title of a thread but not try to help if they don't know anything about the subject. Few people will follow a thread unless they're interested in the subject. Make sense?

If you're interested in trying out multisession Puppy, I recommend starting with a rewritable DVD. Use Puppy's Menu -> Multimedia -> Burniso2cd to burn the Puppy iso onto it, then boot the newly burned DVD and use Menu -> Multimedia -> Pburn to add stuff to the same (or a different) DVD. Programs that you add to Puppy will be saved onto the DVD when you shut down, and restored when you reboot.

As far as I know, there are only two restrictions to using multisession Puppy: it needs at least 256 MB of RAM and it won't work in some laptops because of an unknown problem or incompatibility with the DVD drive.
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar 2013, 23:40    Post subject:  

Hello.

I don't know if this is the place to report it, but all recent remaster scripts have the same bug or oversight: they don't report the number of Mg's needed, or only as "[blank] M". Not even as "Mb's" or "Mg's", hehe. It used to be that you got a real reading at that place in the script.

Of course most hard drives nowadays are quite spacious, so it's not a big worry, but still, it would be nice to get an idea at the start of how big your remastered iso will be.

Best regards.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 05:22    Post subject:  

Hello, all.

Answering my own question :

dougal's remaster-2.16 will indicate the required size beforehand.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-2/dougalremaster-2.16.pet

There's also http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/Remaster_Lucid525.pet

There's a good tutorial here : http://minipc.org/safepup/index.php?file=How%20to%20Build.htm

Which gives weight to DataPacRat's argument that newer things are not always the best.

Attached is my preference, muppyremaster.sh, that I carry from Puppy to Puppy. How different MU made it from the original dougal script, I do not know, but it works! Please unpack in /usr/sbin.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2013, 12:16    Post subject:  

CatDude provides an excellent tutorial here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=71349

Screen examples that helps walk you through the process. Changes can be made to fit your specific needs.

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Mar 2013, 03:27    Post subject:  

Ever have one of those weeks?

It's currently after 2am locally, and I've gotten a bit frustrated with anything Linux-related (even though I'm still happy to be using it instead of Windows as my main OS). (I've repartitioned my laptop to dual-boot, at which time my sound stopped working for no apparent reason; and I've been busy enough to not have enough time to even try figuring out that issue, let alone work on the remastering this thread is all about. Etc, etc.)

So I'm going to try to sidestep everything that's getting my dander up... by offering a bounty to anyone who's willing to take the few minutes it would likely take for someone who actually knows what they're doing, instead of the many hours over a few weeks during which I've made little progress of my own.

Goal 1: Direct me to an ISO of a Puppy Linux containing readers for, beyond what's standard in Slacko, DJVU, EPUB, and CBR/CBZ. Reward offered; $20.

Goal 2: Direct me to an ISO which does the above, and is also nicely cleaned up so everything Just Works: a nice theme with minimal clutter, starting up with a window of the media's local documents, all the MIME types properly associated with their programs, and generally being something that's worth calling a custom Puppy of its own. ('PupReader 0.1', perhaps?) Reward offered: $40.

Reward to be Paypalled to the recipient's account of choice. In case there are multiple applicants, I will choose which version best fulfills my desired criteria.


I shall now crash for the night, and hope that in the morning this seems as good an idea as it does to me now.

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Mar 2013, 14:36    Post subject:  

I have a lupu remaster that has FB Reader and latest version of chrome.

And a Wine sfs file with Kindle and Barnes and Nobles reader preinstalled that goes with it.

Lots of extra stuff deleted but core puppy programs still there.

I'll remaster it one more time to make sure there aren't any personal documents or passwords etc in it and upload it somewhere.

edit:

Qcomic appears to work. It reads many many different kinds of files, which ones do I need to download samples of, test, and associate in rox filer?
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Mar 2013, 16:03    Post subject:  

dancytron wrote:
Qcomic appears to work. It reads many many different kinds of files, which ones do I need to download samples of, test, and associate in rox filer?


For comic-book files, the reference .cbr and .cbz files I'm using for my tests come from the public domain items at http://archive.org/details/ComicBooksBasedOnMovies . Specifically, from the 'download all' directory at https://ia700406.us.archive.org/10/items/ComicBooksBasedOnMovies/ , https://ia700406.us.archive.org/10/items/ComicBooksBasedOnMovies/MarvelSuperSpecial15-StarTrekTheMotionPicture.cbr and https://ia700406.us.archive.org/10/items/ComicBooksBasedOnMovies/CaptainChina-JohnPayne-1950.cbz .

(I don't have any handy references for the other comic book archive formats, cb7, cba, and cbt, as they're less common, and I've generally assumed if I figured out how to get the other two to work, I'd be able to manage those as well.)

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Mar 2013, 19:16    Post subject:  

Okay, I got fbreader (upub), qcomicbook (cbr and cbz), and djview4 (djvu files) installed and run actions set and icons on the desktop.

I'll probably have something to upload tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Mar 2013, 19:27    Post subject:  

dancytron wrote:
Okay, I got fbreader (upub), qcomicbook (cbr and cbz), and djview4 (djvu files) installed and run actions set and icons on the desktop.

I'll probably have something to upload tomorrow.


I look forward to taking a look at it. Smile


(Would I be safe in assuming that you've left in an ordinary Puppy's HTML browser, .TXT writer, .DOC writer, image viewer, audio player, and movie player; and that the total package remains a reasonably small size?)

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