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Links to Many Portable Linux Apps
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Sep 2012, 10:21    Post subject:  Links to Many Portable Linux Apps  

I don't think portable linux apps otherwise show up in the Additional Software subforum. Therefore, this post.

Originally discovered by Stu90, and explored by Lobster and myself, portable linux apps are like portable XP apps, except for Linux: portable because they aren't installed but rather run as a Self-contained, external Program Folder. By self-contained I mean that all their necessary libs and dependencies are included. its use will not conflict with any libs or applications you installed or SFSes you loaded.
They are not developed for Puppy, but are generic builds tested in Ubuntu and two other major distributions. Consequently, they should run OOTB in Ubuntu "derivatives" like Lupu and precise. They may run in others Puppy Variants. Beyond the bandwidth necessary to download them, you risk nothing by trying them because they are entirely self-contained: if they don't work, its a simple matter to delete them.
When available, a pet or sfs designed for Puppy may be preferable: smaller and better adapted to the Puppy environment. On the other hand, you may find some portable linux apps for which there are no equivalent Puppy versions, or no equivalent that does not conflict with some other application you want to run.

http://portablelinuxapps.org/
Click the category icons which, unfortunately, do not have labels.
or use the following, perhaps, different list:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/

Instructions for their use does not appear to be easily located. This is from memory: Download (to a Linux partition?). Make executable. Click to run. Optional: Drag and Drop to Desktop, or create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ to include in Menu.

mikesLr
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e_mattis


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013, 17:59    Post subject:  

thanks! will give em a look-over.
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013, 18:23    Post subject:  

Looks like the apps. offered are at least 2 years old. Needs updating.

The nice thing about the AppDir - RoxApp is there`s no real overall format.
They can be built in whatever fashion that`s easiest to do that works.
And there are no incompatibilities between them as they are self contained.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Mon 13 May 2013, 17:40    Post subject:  

Portable YouTube Downloader 3.3 & Firefox 20.0 both work on lupu.
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KentC


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Nov 2013, 11:57    Post subject:  

I'm using Pup431 and can't get any of these to work.

The concept to make them work is easy:

download to /dir
chmod a+x bin file
./bin OR click on it in GUI

Tried all these methods and none worked. Unless someone else knows how to in this version, I don't think you can.
They are self-contained, and highlight in green text in rvxt once ready, but still a no go.

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431user

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Mar 2014, 16:20    Post subject: Install portable app
Subject description: Update Glade to 3.6.7
 

KentC wrote:
I'm using Pup431 and can't get any of these to work.
Kent C.

Has anyone figured out why this won't work? I am also using 431 and want to upgrade the version of Glade included in Puppy with version 3.6.7 which is listed on this site but it won't run. Can't find it anywhere else.
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 01:56    Post subject:  

Have you tried starting the portable application from a terminal and seeing what shows up in relation to the application not starting?
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431user

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 18:31    Post subject:  

8-bit wrote:
Have you tried starting the portable application from a terminal and seeing what shows up in relation to the application not starting?


When I run it from a terminal I receive the message: "No such file or directory". I'm wondering if you have to do something with this file first; could it be compressed?
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 18:45    Post subject:  

Compressed? Nah, they're all single binaries.

Rt-clk >> perms >> a+x=yes. Below left >> executable = -rwxr-xr-x



Then, same directory.. rt-clk any blank area >> window >> terminal here, then >> ./program_exec to fire!

For ./ to work, you've gotta be in the same directory as the executable.

pwd Wink will confirm *where* you are..

If she don't fire, the shell's gonna tell you why.

==

Ahh.. good'ol libc.so.6! Searching reveals.. Novell offers a Cool solution..

And hey, whaddaya know >> IT WORKS!
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431user

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Mar 2014, 18:59    Post subject: Glade upgrade
Subject description: Not yet
 

Semme wrote:

For ./ to work, you've gotta be in the same directory as the executable.

Same directory.
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Ahh.. good'ol libc.so.6! Searching reveals.. Novell offers a Cool solution.!
Not a clue what you mean by this.
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And hey, whaddaya know >> IT WORKS!

Not quite, here's the result I got:

# ./Glade367
shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory
./Glade367: /lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not found (required by ./lib/libgladeui-1.so.9)
./Glade367: /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2: no version information available (required by ./lib/libgladeui-1.so.9)
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