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Evil20071


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 02:39    Post_subject:  BIN Installer?
Sub_title: Possibly another package manager?
 

I recently came across a piece of software I needed for school (Cisco Packet Tracer) that has an Ubuntu .bin installer. After a little toying with it (Had to make the dpkg folders for it) I got it running no problem. However, I really wish there were an easier way to install .bin packages. Anyone got a .bin installer for their puppy, or can we make one?
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 15:29    Post_subject: Re: BIN Installer?
Sub_title: Possibly another package manager?
 

Evil20071 wrote:
I recently came across a piece of software I needed for school (Cisco Packet Tracer) that has an Ubuntu .bin installer. After a little toying with it (Had to make the dpkg folders for it) I got it running no problem. However, I really wish there were an easier way to install .bin packages. Anyone got a .bin installer for their puppy, or can we make one?

As far as I understand it, a *.bin file is usually just a shell script with an archive (i.e., *.tar.gz or another) tacked on to the end of it, giving you a single installer. That's how a lot of generic binaries are distributed. Ubuntu shouldn't matter, unless the site for the software is question was merely mentioning that they support Ubuntu.

Since they usually unpack and install/alter themselves based upon the instructions in the prepended shell script, and since each one handles itself in different ways, I would imagine it could be a real mess to implement PPM (or another package manager) support for these files.

I'd be glad to be told I'm wrong, though, by someone more capable than I am. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 16:45    Post_subject:  

I don't think implementing PPM support would be practical, but I imagine it should be possible to convert them into .pet files using new2dir or something like it, and dir2pet.
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