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How do I add Ethereal? (for network debugging)
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 00:42    Post subject:  How do I add Ethereal? (for network debugging)  

just discovered puppy a few hours ago and I like what I see so far, but Ethereal is a must have software since I do a lot of network debugging.

Any chance to get it in?

Are there instructions on how to port packages for puppy and what makes a good vs bad candidate for porting to puppy?

My USB key is 1Gb so I'm not too concerned about package size myself (although amount of RAM on the host could be a concern for too big of a puppy image)

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 01:03    Post subject: green smurfs are ethereal  

http://www.goosee.com/puppy/development/compileapps.htm

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 01:14    Post subject:  

will check it out and share the results in case of success!
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 01:17    Post subject:  

GuestToo compiles a lot of applications into DotPups. Here's the forum for Dotpups, and here's GuestToo's DotPup Wiki page.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 01:23    Post subject:  

Looks like VectorLinux 5 is still at RC1 stage right?
anyone knows if it can run under VMWare on Mandriva or VirtualPC under XP?

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 01:41    Post subject:  

papaschtroumpf wrote:
Looks like VectorLinux 5 is still at RC1 stage right?


Right - certainly stable enough to compile Puppy packages on. I have the VectorLinux Beta. If other distros can run on these systems than a slackware based one should be OK. Let us know. One of our members has shown a way of compiling GCC on Puppy - maybe that will be released as a Dotpup (our cutting edge installer). Pupget is our more sedate installer - both will be integrated in the future. Personally I feel that a GCC Dotpup is a priority for developers. It means we become a serious distro.

Serious! Forget it - let's be Puppys and chase butterflies . . .
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Xnmap under network (not tried it) may give you some of the facilities you need

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 18:35    Post subject:  

installed vectorlinux under virtual PC on my XP machine (my linux machine didn't have engouh harddrive so I didn't try it under VMWare).
The only problem I ran into was that it didn't configure X properly (got stuck at a black screen), although maybe it's because I was running vector linux in a virtual machine controled over XP remote desktop over an SSH connection Very Happy

EDIT: I spkoe too soon, It was hanging when starting hotplug so I disabled hotplug and now it works, at least in text mode. I read on another forum that I need to set the driver to "vesa" to get X working.

The fun thing is even though I did all this from my work PC, I could have done it from puppy itself (it's got SSH with port forwarding and Rdesktop) but I can only run puppy at 600x480 on my laptop.


Anyway, after a bit of tweaking and more learning, I'll be ready to do some damage and try to build some apps for puppy.
W00f!

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2005, 13:41    Post subject:  

I just did VMWare 5.0 installation yesterday, a few minor problems

1. use IDE, NOT SCSI, for VM harddrives
2. after HD configured, boot Puppy or Damn Small Linux first to partition the HD, cfdisk comes with VL5 crashes, complaints invalid CHS
3. setup X might fail, you can try it again (just reset VM session), VL installer will pick up where it left
4. full VL5 Std installation take about 800MB, 1GB partition should be minimum.

papaschtroumpf wrote:
Looks like VectorLinux 5 is still at RC1 stage right?
anyone knows if it can run under VMWare on Mandriva or VirtualPC under XP?
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2005, 20:44    Post subject: Re: How do I add Ethereal? (for network debugging)  

papaschtroumpf wrote:
just discovered puppy a few hours ago and I like what I see so far, but Ethereal is a must have software since I do a lot of network debugging.


What about nmap, that's in Puppy -- or rather, a PupGet package. It has a nice gui too.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2005, 22:05    Post subject:  

I'm happy we got nmap, but it doesn't server the same purpose as ethereal.
ethereal records the network packets seenby your computer.
For example when I first started playing with betaftpd nothing was working ans I used ethereal on the other mahcine to record the FTP packets being exchanges to figure out what the problem was.

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