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Distro: Slacko Puppy 5.7 - broken PPM
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stefan21

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 10:02    Post subject:  Distro: Slacko Puppy 5.7 - broken PPM
Subject description: Due to a broken ppm list of installed programs is missing
 

During an update of the ppm, I got an r/w error on my harddisk. ppm reported no space left on harddisk. Free space is > 25 GB. After restarting puppy the ppm didn't show the installed programs anymore. Normally on the uninstall tab listed, now the list is empty.

Is it possible to rebuild this list?

thank's for any help in advance,
stefan
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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 15:38    Post subject:  

How is Slacko installed?
Full or frugal?
If frugal, how much free space in save file?

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PostPosted: Fri 02 May 2014, 17:00    Post subject:  

From USB-Stick with the puppy universal installer on the internal sata-disk.
It should be a full installation. There's no save file.
Free space on the disk is > 25 GB. About 3,5 GB are in use.
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PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 01:41    Post subject:  

The file that contains the installed program info is

"user-installed-packages"

It is in /root/.packages

To see it in Rox file manager, you need to click on the eye icon, so hidden files are shown. The .packages directory is hidden.

You can click on this "user-installed-packages" file to open it and see what it contains.

What happens when you do that?

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PostPosted: Sat 03 May 2014, 01:48    Post subject:  

On the right side of the task bar is a personal storage icon.
When you hover over it, what does it say for free space?

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PostPosted: Fri 09 May 2014, 16:04    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:


You can click on this "user-installed-packages" file to open it and see what it contains.

What happens when you do that?


The file is empty.

bigpup wrote:


On the right side of the task bar is a personal storage icon.
When you hover over it, what does it say for free space?


28G personal storage - free 25G
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PostPosted: Sat 10 May 2014, 17:34    Post subject:  

With the "user-installed-packages" file being empty. I think you are out of luck.
That file only gets updates and entries by checking a file that is stored in the temp directory.
The contents of this temp directory get deleted on shutdown.

When you install a package the info is put in a temp file. The temp file is then checked to update the "user-installed-packages".

In /root/.packages there is a file for each package you have installed. This file is a list of what the package installed and where it installed.
I guess you could use this file to manually uninstall a package.

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PostPosted: Sat 10 May 2014, 17:44    Post subject:  

Quote:
During an update of the ppm, I got an r/w error on my harddisk. ppm reported no space left on harddisk.

Computers do stuff for no reason at any time.
Who knows why?
Storage space is not a problem.
All I can say is, stuff happens Shocked Very Happy

If you try to update PPM and it still gives you this problem. You may have something wrong with the file system on the hard drive.

to check :
Run the program Gparted and have it do a check of the hard drive.

To use Gparted:
Boot with the Puppy live CD
At the Puppy boot screen hit F2 key.
Use the boot option puppy pfix=ram.
This keeps the hard drive from being mounted.
Hard drive can not be mounted for Gparted to work.

In Gparted
right click on a partition
Select check
If it finds anything wrong it will correct.

If you have more than one partition on hard drive
run a check on all of them.

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PostPosted: Sun 11 May 2014, 15:55    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
In /root/.packages there is a file for each package you have installed. This file is a list of what the package installed and where it installed. I guess you could use this file to manually uninstall a package.


So, in my understanding we have two files: one vanilla file "/root/.packages", should be available booting puppy in RAM-mode, and the live file in my installation. The difference between the two files are the packages, I installed. Am I correct?
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PostPosted: Sun 11 May 2014, 19:35    Post subject:  

Yes.

"/root/.packages" is a directory that contains files.

The info file for a package you installed will be named for the program package you installed.
Example:
flashplayer 11

The other info files are all repository content info. They are used by PPM to show what is available from a specific repository of packages.
Example:
Packages-Puppy5-Official

In Rox file manager.
If you left click on a Puppy version sfs file it will open showing all contents of the Puppy version before any changes.
It does need to be one you are not using at the time.

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