There is now a vl-qwik-picks in the repositories (extra branch), that should take care of the problem Daniel had.
For those of you who have had an issue you will need to enable extra, update gslapt and install vl-qwik-picks-0.80 via gslapt.
For those who have not had an issue, vl-qwikpicks will offer you the update itself the next time you use it after doing one of your regular gslapt updates.
You do not need to enable any repositories with qwik-picks. Everything it offers is in extra and it can enable extra itself if it is not available by default or if the user has deactived it. After enabling Extra it will run slapt-get update, to update the repositories.
The trouble occurs when there is no internet connection. It tries to do both above, succeeding in the enabling of extra but fails to update the repositories without a connection. Then when it runs it is trying to draw info from a non-existent package_data file.
qwik-picks now checks to see if there is an active internet connection. Provides a warning and exits if there is none.
(This alone should be enough to prevent the above situation.)
qwik-picks now checks to see if an update has not occured since original install. If not it updates.
(This is a bit of insurance, in case extra gets enabled by default in the final release, that an update will still get done, when vlqp's, is started the first time.)
vlqp's does not try to update the repositories each time it starts, only if the repositories have never been updated or if extra needs to be enabled, otherwise I'd have to call it vl-slow-picks.
Thanks, I'll post it as a package so you can report there or here, I manage to catch most of the posts eventualy, no matter where they are.