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How do I install non-pet programs on Puppy?
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emaeee

Joined: 10 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Oct 2009, 14:41    Post subject:  How do I install non-pet programs on Puppy?  

hi, complete noob here Rolling Eyes
i'd like to install packages like tar.gz bz2 on puppy, how can i do it (and, why not, also .deb and .rpm)?

1)i mean what's the easier method? ( i 've already read some guides)
i installed the devx...sfs file and then i do configure, make, make install and that's it. is this the simpler way? how can i uninstall them?

2) how can i create a pet from tar.gz or bz2 (and, why not, also .deb and .rpm)? if i do configure, make,... i can't unistall the program from the package installer obviously. moreover creating a pet is really useful for a future reinstallation

3) i tried tgz2pet conversion: creates pet but program doesn't work

i hope you undersand the problem, i come from windows where you click on the exe and then nextnextnext. i think that's the big limit of linux, not having a really simple installation (exept for those lucky programs that have pet files).if i solve, i'm sure i can easily forget this elephantic and slow OS

good forum, waiting patiently for answers
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 14:26    Post subject:  

suggestions?
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 16:28    Post subject:  

That wasn't very patient. Now you're off the unanswered posts list...

You can often install .deb and .rpm packages by clicking on them and then extracting them to the right place. Some .rpms in particular are difficult to extract though. Some people also use special scripts and stuff to install them (e.g. pbdebianinstaller or something like that).

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i installed the devx...sfs file and then i do configure, make, make install and that's it. is this the simpler way? how can i uninstall them?

If you still have the source folder you can uninstall with `make uninstall`.

You can create a .pet with `new2dir make install`

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3) i tried tgz2pet conversion: creates pet but program doesn't work

That should work for Slackware packages, but not source tarballs. If the program doesn't work you are probably missing a dependency - try running it from a terminal to see what.

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