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 on: June 22, 2015, 05:16:03 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by nightflier
HTML5 is built in to your browser. It is meant as a replacement for silverlight, flash, and other proprietary plugins. The web sites that serve up content using those old methods need to switch to using html5, like youtube is doing.

With the exception of Netflix in the past, I don't remember ever needing silverlight, even on windows. What site requires it?

 on: June 22, 2015, 05:07:43 am 
Started by Pita - Last post by nightflier
This really belongs in a different topic, and opens up several cans of worms. A few thoughts:
- Best approach would be to make a request for Skype in the "New package requests" area.
Otherwise, working with what you have:
- Enable the untested repo and re-install pavucontrol. It will pull in 7 other pkgs as deps.
- Read the notes that come with that slackbuild:
- You may try to use the "Dynamic" package on the Skype download page.

 on: June 22, 2015, 12:03:56 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by roarde
Hohkaaay . . .

Before I restart, I should mention that using SlackBuilds from one version of VL for another locally will fail a bit more often than it succeeds. Dependencies. While it's best to start with a freshly minted SlackBuild produced by the latest version of sbbuilder, sometimes editing an existing one from another version is a valid cheat. For jre, I'm hoping that it'll work because cross-platform is Java's whole reason for being in the first place.

Catching up:
We're at If you came in late, click the link portion of the URL, then navigate the website through to that destination. See previous post.

Note: It's best to do the following ( including the rest of this post ) as a regular user, and not as root.

We need somewhere to put our downloads. It's best to have the same directory structure as jre has on the VL repo. Pick someplace in your home directory for the tree. 'cd' there. Then:

mkdir -p vabs/jre/src/patches
mkdir vabs/jre/src/profile.d
cd vabs/jre/src

"vabs/jre/src" (and profile.d/) are where the files will go. "patches/" remains empty, but habitually creating it is a good idea.

Getting the files:
If clicking on the file links now showing in the browser would access the files, you already know several methods that would retrieve them. But no >:( Those links show an "encapsulated view" of the files; they're not the files themselves. The actual files can be retrieved, in batch, using wget.

(Later . . . )
Happy news for you, folks. While thrashing this out I've become quite tired -- you now get the short version.

Save the following file
Code: [Select]

cat <<"EOF" |

  while read; do
    wget -c \"${REPLY##* }"

for grabfile in jre.csh; do
  wget -O profile.d/"${grabfile}" -c \"${grabfile}"

Now do:
chmod +x ./fetcher

From here, retrieving is simple:

NOTICE, please read before building.:  Java is a special case, due to Oracle's terms. Please use your browser to download the file that comes from before running the SlackBuild. The SlackBuild will look for it in its own directory, in this example (..)vabs/jre/src.

FWIW, the url for the above files was gotten by opening the view of jre.SlackBuild, right-clicking on the "Raw" button, choosing "Copy Link Location", then pasting that to the script and editing. There's no "" listing, so the only option to automating the download is to repeat the click-through process for each file. Bummer.

Another way to automate the process is to use the Bitbucket API's. Somebody write a program ( or script ) for that. Please.

I'll move along to the actual questions that were asked :P in another post.

 on: June 21, 2015, 10:22:34 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
Where do I get a copy of it?

 on: June 21, 2015, 09:15:22 pm 
Started by Pita - Last post by Pita
I removed skype from my system as soon as Gates bought it.  We need to stand up to these monopolists whenever possible.  There are alternatives.

I fully agree! Unfortunately my contacts are Windows blokes. Hard to change.

And how about those using skype with their cellphone or iphone?

 on: June 21, 2015, 09:13:17 pm 
Started by Pita - Last post by Pita
The repos still need some work before we can go final.

Installing a package without dependencies often leaves it non-functional. To obtain the deps for pavucontrol you need to enable the "untested" repo.  ( for 32-bit). That will pull in gtkmm plus a few other packages.

Where did you get Skype from, and what type of installer?

Will check on gtkmm later

 on: June 21, 2015, 09:12:12 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by roarde
I forgot how confusing a first look at a repo on Bitbucket (or anywhere)is.

@Locator: No, I don't believe you need all the micro-instruction here :D  It's just me taking the opportunity to put all this in the same place :)

If someone is looking to build the "latest" of something they already have in a stable version, you can look in your /usr/doc directory for the build files rather than having to download them. Sure, several of the packages aren't putting everything needed in there as of this date, but that will be changed as time permits.

First, we need to come in through the "front door" so the right cookies can be set. It's bad that the site is so dependent on them, but that's how it is. The front door:

From here on in, use the links on the website for everything instead of retyping a URL or such. This will keep your browser happy. Maybe.  :P   Avoid using your "back", "forward", and "stop" buttons if you can.

The left-hand sidebar: We don't need it today. If it doesn't collapse to a smaller size on its own, there's a grey double-arrow symbol, "<<", to collapse or expand it manually.

Short: The stuff we want is at var/vabs/jre/src. Broken down:
Click the "var" folder. In the address bar of your browser, notice that "HEAD" has been replaced by a long hexadecimal commit ID. Good. It's not the one M0E-lnx gave -- not a problem this time. The ID changes every time there's any change to anything in 7.1. To see how long it's been since the part you're interested in changed, just look at the info to the right of the filenames. If you get jre files soon, they'll be the ones mentioned, in the same version. There are ways to get "back issues" of the files -- exactly how will be left aside for its own topic.

Click "vabs" folder. Now we get a list of every builder that makes what is VL 7.1. Even the ISO's themselves are under here. A few of the builders make more than one package; but navigating through the tree you'll run across  a folder for "almost" every package, save the few that must be built together with another.

We want jre, so pick "jre/src".

We want everything in this directory, including its subdirectories, but don't fetch yet. The one thing not needed is the '.gitignore' file in patches/. That's there to let Git know to keep the otherwise-empty directory. I digress.

There's an easier way to download than navigating through and clicking on each file, then finding its actual download link. I'll take a break, break up the post, and cover that next.

 on: June 21, 2015, 03:07:16 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by retired1af
It's called HTML5

 on: June 21, 2015, 02:41:47 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
So what is the Linux alternative for it?

 on: June 21, 2015, 02:09:22 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by nightflier
RC 4.6.6 32-bit, tested in virtualbox and on real hardware:
Google Chrome and Chromium browsers segfault.

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