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Author Topic: vpackager and skype  (Read 3848 times)
corallino
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« on: March 10, 2011, 05:53:35 am »

I installed Vector 6.0, but I do not know how to use vpackager. what is it? because it does not make me install skype?
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 07:28:12 am »

I think what you are looking for is GSlapt.  That is the package management tool for Vectorlinux.  If you want to build a packages from source is what vpackager is for and to use it it is better to have packaged before. 

So GSlapt for installing hundreds of software titles from the repositories.  That being said, Skype is prorietary and probably not there.

Try this...
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/vl70/beginning/Skypeinstall/Skypeinstall.html

or this if you don't what to know the details.
Paste the below code into a text file, call it NAME.sh, and run as root and it will install skype for you.
Basically, this does the steps of the above video for you. Remember to run as root.
Code:
#!/bin/bash/
wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-static
tar xfv ./skype*tar.*
cd ./skype*/
cp -a ./skype /usr/bin/
cp -a ./skype*desktop* /usr/share/applications/
mkdir /usr/share/skype
cp -a ./sounds/ ./lang/ ./avatars/ /usr/share/skype
cd ../
rm ./skype*tar.*
rm -r ./skype*/
exit
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 10:32:57 am »

Name the file anything (example:   sk)
(command) source sk   
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 11:28:33 am »

Name the file anything (example:   sk)
(command) source sk   

Sure name it anything.
Example skypeinstall.sh
Then open a terminal in the directory that contains the file and do....
sh ./skypeinstall.sh

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 12:55:10 pm »

Above was merely a tip to simplify what is often unclear to a user new to the CLI of Linux

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NAME.sh, and run as root

HOW to "run" a Bash script

Please compare -  which is less keystrokes, less prone to typos
It is also  Wink  NOT required to open a terminal - of which a new user then has evey right to ask "WTH  is a terminal".
and when, why, how do I "run as root"
 
In the same vein,  the sooner they are aware of usefulness of Bash wildcards, it eases the whole learning process
Side benefit ~ lessening chance of omissions or typos, Esp. in long strings of text
   
http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/wildcards.html

IMNHO, if/when offering  procedure tips - be as clear/unambiguous as possible
(experienced users often forget basic lessons suffered through upon entering into the powerful
world of Linux complexities)

Stressing use of scripted behaviours,  or GUI front-ends DELAY those  insights
As convenient as it now is, running Linux will never be as simplistic as turning on a TV,
with the expectation of "everything just works out_of_the_box"

Teaching by rote does not explain *why*  a process is used/works, often becomes misinterpreted
~ only to discover much later, they had scant grasp of disciplines involved

 Please   Embarrassed excuse the verbosity of above - I adhere to:
Knowing vs ability to instruct ~ especially in manner best suited to achieve full understanding,
 is the prime goal to sharing knowledge

Best wishes

 
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 02:36:58 pm »

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Above was merely a tip to simplify what is often unclear to a user new to the CLI of Linux

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NAME.sh, and run as root

No worries.  I understood what you were trying to do when you wrote
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(command) source sk   
, but I thought that was even more cryptic, and missed the mark for newbie comprehensibility.
So, I though giving the instructions.
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Sure name it anything.
Example skypeinstall.sh
Then open a terminal in the directory that contains the file and do....
sh ./skypeinstall.sh
was better.

Anyway, hope to hear back from corallino, and find out if this was any help.

Also, if any readers still have questions go back to the original post you'll see I included a Video. In there you will see use of the terminal as root, enough to gain then needed understanding.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 03:25:40 pm »

Stretchedthin

"Cryptic/Terse" yes, on purpose
Likely, the O.P  is now too busy  Cheesy  happily using skype - to ponder subsequent obscurities
Code:
crept into the s/crypt,  krapt,  wiped - de-"ported"

Maybe   Grin some kind mod will delete all this  extraneous discourse of semantics vs what may or not. be *self-explanatory*
 
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  "original post you'll see I included a Video"

  Wink  Tagline URL's ? 

     
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 08:33:58 am »

Thanks, skype is ok! but missing the icon in the menu, there is only the name
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 10:31:01 am »

Thanks, skype is ok! but missing the icon in the menu, there is only the name
Which method did you use to install?
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corallino
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 10:54:47 am »

with text file. your method
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