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Author Topic: Slapt-get downloading only  (Read 1097 times)

retired1af

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Slapt-get downloading only
« on: May 31, 2010, 12:44:54 pm »

**banging head on desk** I know it's something simple, I know it's staring at me right in the face, however, I'm trying to just download a package (no install or anything).

So... I enable testing in the repo. Check
I update the lists. Check
Search to ensure slapt-get sees what I want.. Check
Type:
slapt-get --download-only wicd-1.7.0-i586-3vl60

and it bombs....

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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 01:17:21 pm »

When you run "slapt-get --help" you get a list of targets and a list of options, basically, you need one of each. So in this case it would be: "slapt-get --install --download-only package-name".
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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 01:24:24 pm »

That worked! Danke...

Except................. Now it's telling no such package exists... **banging head on desk**

Correction.. It's just not doing anything.

Question... Are the actual packages stored in /var/log/packages?

« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 01:27:02 pm by retired1af »
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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010, 02:21:31 pm »

Question... Are the actual packages stored in /var/log/packages?
I think so, though I didn't actually do it. I just told it to download mc, which I have here on my local repo and also already installed. So it went and told me that mc was already up to date... ;D
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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 03:04:25 pm »

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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010, 05:46:28 pm »

Alternatively, if you use GSLAPT (sorry for being a wimp and suggesting the GUI) then after you click the install button there's an option to "Download packages only" which I just tried for the first time(!) which deposits the package in the /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/subfolder, but doesn't install it.
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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 05:53:22 pm »

The problem is, it's already installed, so gslapt won't download it again unless I remove it. Not gonna do that as I need the WiFi connection! :)
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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 01:45:38 pm »

That worked! Danke...

Except................. Now it's telling no such package exists... **banging head on desk**

Correction.. It's just not doing anything.

Question... Are the actual packages stored in /var/log/packages?



:) You are having fun....

To find where your already downloaded packages are stored, go to /etc/slapt-get and have a look in slapt-getrc. From memory, its something like /home/ftp/public/packages/vectorlinux, but I modified mine ages ago and can't find an original slapt-getrc.

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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010, 08:15:34 am »

Since wicd 1.7.0 is the default in the SOHO Beta, it wasn't located in /home/ftp.

I was trying to get it downloaded to copy over to the VL7 installation and install there. However, Vector released an update, which solved that little issue. :)
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Re: Slapt-get downloading only
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 09:37:12 am »

You could rip the wicd 1.7.0 file from the SOHO CD (or iso). It's found in the /packages/net folder.
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