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SFS file Installer for Full-HD Puppy installs. TEST
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr 2007, 17:50    Post_subject:  

Geek to Guru in a flash!

Sorry about the extra work bugman... Terry
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vanchutr

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2007, 19:57    Post_subject: Mount the sfs with sfsinstaller  

I can't mount my sfs file on 216 alpha (with full installation). But with sfsinstaller i'd mounted successfully my sfs file. Thank all
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2007, 20:16    Post_subject:  

Hi vanchutr; So it installed the sfs file sucessfully?
If you try UNinstalling it, please post here how well it worked.
So far I have no idea if the uninstall function works at all.
Terry
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Fishy

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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2007, 16:16    Post_subject:  

Where should the sfs files be in a full install situation? Wink
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2007, 16:27    Post_subject:  

Hi Fishy; A Full-HD install of Puppy can't use SFS files directly (it won't work).

That's why I made this app., it copies the contense of the SFS file to the full install.

To use it, click: [Install SFS file] & a file chooser pops up.
So the SFS files can be anywhere when installed with my app.: sfsinstaller
After installing the SFS file, it's no longer needed, but is good for a backup.
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Fishy

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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2007, 22:46    Post_subject:  

The reason I asked is that I had openoffice.sfs in / root and when I ran your installer all the office files were opened and placed in / not something like /usr/share or whatever.

I suspect that a certain amount of Linux expertise is assumed before one meddles with something like this but with me it is like matches in the hand of a child. Laughing
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Wed 02 May 2007, 01:40    Post_subject:  

Mighty odd... No one else had any install problems.
The uninstall is the main untested part of the app.

Note: SFS files made for Puppy-1 won't work for Puppy-2, & vise-versa.
Puppy-1 SFS files are based at: /usr, where as Puppy-2 is based at: /
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drick55

Joined: 17 May 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 17 May 2007, 17:14    Post_subject:  

Hi sunburnt

Had the same problem as Fishy. The app puts all the files in the / (root) of the HD. It does however create all the directories correctly, but they are empty.

Thanks
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Thu 17 May 2007, 17:49    Post_subject:  

That's just too weard, the command is: cp -a (sfsMntPt) /

I can't see anything that could be bad with a simple command like that.
It should copy the dirs. & files from the SFS file to / just like in the SFS file.
I'll look at it to see if there's something obvious, but not much can go wrong.
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Fri 18 May 2007, 14:13    Post_subject:  

FOUND IT (I think), files are being copied individually, so path had to be added.
This would explain why it made dir. paths but put the files in / & I've fixed it.

I don't have a full install of Puppy so I've relied on users to test this app.

Will someone with a Full-HD install please make sure it's installing correctly?

The NEW app. is above at the original file download... Terry
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ft77

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PostPosted: Wed 23 May 2007, 15:18    Post_subject:  

Hi, I just wanted to inform you that I'm having the same problem.
The directories are created but empty and the files are just copied to /.
I tried with devx_216.sfs and the installer you added to the post on the 18th (I believe the latest one.)

One thing I noticed when I ran it from the terminal is that it was giving me the message that it could not find the logs it writes to. I noticed that the 'I' in the word 'installer' of the directory is lower case and the script was looking for an upper case I. I renamed it and the message went away.
I ran it again and kept getting the below error messages constantly:

./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'

I also managed to copy the below messages as they wizzed through the terminal:


cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/bin/fbc': No such file or director




and then later:




./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXaw7.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXaw8.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXcomposite.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXcursor.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXdamage.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXdmcp.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXevie.so': No such file or directory
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 99: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 100: [: missing `]'
./sfsinstaller: line 101: [: missing `]'
cp: cannot stat `/mnt/devx_216//usr/X11R7/lib/libXext.so': No such file or directory


The above list is not complete. Just what I could capture as it went by. I would have redirected the output to a file and posted it for you but if I let it go to completion it destroys my install, deleting all my mount points and stopping anything from launching. I can't even reboot.

When I click select a sfs to install I get:

./sfsinstaller: line 55: [: too many arguments
expr: syntax error

Although I don't believe I got the first time I ran it on a clean system, just on subsequent runs after I have killed the previous ones.

Are there any smaller sfs I could test with? Maybe just one with a few files would leave the system ok if it failed and I would not have to keep reinstalling to test.

Hope this helps and thanks for working on this.
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2007, 01:10    Post_subject:  

I think I might go back to the first way I was doing this,
I'll have to write somemore error code to test all this.

I'll let you know...
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2007, 13:37    Post_subject:  

Okay... I found a major error on my part & fixed it, & rewrote other code.
I think it should be working now ... IT'S STILL in TESTING ... so be careful !

Download the new file at the first original post.
Feed-back if it works or not! ( I gotta know! )
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PinTail_b

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PostPosted: Thu 31 May 2007, 13:28    Post_subject: No luck on Puppy 2.13  

I have Puppy 2.13 on a HD install running with no problems.

I have attempted to use the sfs installer but get an error message "An error occured" when I select the sfs file (devx_213.sfs). The sfs file is currently in root (/) on my HD install (mounted on /dev/hda1).

Any ideas ?
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Thu 31 May 2007, 18:16    Post_subject:  

Hi PinTail_b; YES... I've not been able to mount SFS files from Puppy 213 or 214.
I beleave they are the newer Squash file type that Barry gave up on (or not).

Suggestion: Perhaps try downloading the devx sfs file for Puppy 216 & use it.

Let me know about this as 216 & newer really need to work with this app.
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