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How I download packages into any directory
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fuelish

Joined: 15 Mar 2013
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec 2014, 09:24    Post subject:    

Here’s how I download packages into any directory.

If I want to keep a pet instead of installing I look it up at one of the repositories like ibiblio.

Let’s say I want the most recent Gimp pet for slacko 55.

I use the ibiblio search and put in slacko.

In the slacko directory I press Ctrl+f and search for all occurrences of gimp.

When I find the newest gimp pet (by file date) I click on it and save to HDD (or where ever I want to save it).

If I’m in doubt about the file name of a pet I search for it in the PPM.

I click search for “puppy-slacko14“ and put in gimp.

The file name for the latest version of gimp (today) is gimp-2.8.2.pet-i486-s.pet

I then search for this file name in my favorite search engine.

If I already installed the pet and want to see its file name I click the uninstall button.
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Jasper


Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 1290
Location: England

PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec 2014, 10:35    Post subject:  

fuelish,

MochiMoppel could use your method, but he (and we) can use the PPM (Puppy Package Manager) to search 5 chosen (amendable) repositories at once - then using his pet:

* choose where to download any selection
* choose whether to download only - i.e. without installation
* choose whether to install and retain the file(s), or
* choose whether to install then delete the downloaded file(s)

That's an effectively significant improvement on your method in both simplicity and efficiency.
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fuelish

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec 2014, 13:07    Post subject:  

Jasper,

My suggestion started with “Here's how I (do this)” so I’m not sure what the problem is.

I enjoy choices, I thought others might too.
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