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Author Topic: Repos in disarray in VectorLinux Light  (Read 609 times)
longtom
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« on: March 29, 2012, 07:36:57 am »

VectorLinux Light got a good review here:

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/jamies-mostly-linux-stuff-10006480/gimme-a-light-linux-from-vector-70-10025728/

So I thought - well - never ever did I even look at slackware - THE historic distro.

It installed well enough - text installer or not.  So exiting are the times when you go to gslapt and have a look at the packages.  Update and have a look....

It looks the repos are in disarray .... I wanted to install Thunar ... not there.  thunar-volman is .... but what does that help without Thunar.  So it went with other packages ....

So I went into the Irc channel to confirm what I feared - members confirmed that the repos are in a serious state of disarray and can not be used in earnest.  I will not open an account at ZDNet to write a response to that review which obviously only went scratch deep - but I certainly would like the folks here to know here that things are not as they should be so they are prepared for it.

No train smash for me - I was just curious and wanted to see what a slackware based distro looks like and how it performs, especially on older hardware.

I am sure you guys will get that fixed and as soon as you have I'll have another go.  Still want to test a slackware based distro ...

Good luck with all your endeavours.

Regards

longtom
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 08:04:06 am »

Every txz file that  is on the vl install ISO is in the repo. I will have a look, but I suspect that thunar is somehow included in XFCE.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 08:34:51 am »

Thanks for the prompt reply.  No need to rush - I'll find something else to do in the meantime ...

I have Thunar installed on many an installation - somehow I like that file manager.  Most of them are not xfce installs. 

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 08:49:36 am »

I ran less against the xfce-4.8 txz file and confirmed, Thunar is in that package.

See the results of /usr/bin/ contents below.

less /home/ftp/pub/veclinux/packages/xfce/xfce-4.8-i586-18vl70.txz
Code:
drwxr-xr-x root/root         0 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     26908 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-settings-manager
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     51324 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfwm4-tweaks-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    127356 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfwm4-workspace-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     76444 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-session-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1499 2011-11-02 23:58 usr/bin/xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     19216 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfsettingsd
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     50076 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-settings-helper
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    556828 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/Thunar
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    122428 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-session
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     31868 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-accessibility-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      7924 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/exo-csource
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     79684 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-about
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     13140 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/exo-open
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     19220 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfconf-query
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     11556 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-tips
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    270656 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfwm4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    127212 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfdesktop-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1496 2011-11-02 23:58 usr/bin/xfce4-popup-directorymenu
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     53952 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/exo-desktop-item-edit
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     27776 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-appfinder
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1762 2011-11-03 00:05 usr/bin/xfmountdev4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     19723 2011-11-02 23:46 usr/bin/xdt-autogen
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     43896 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-mouse-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     74684 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfwm4-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    233872 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-panel
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1493 2011-11-02 23:59 usr/bin/xfce4-popup-windowmenu
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     36608 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-settings-editor
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     57244 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-keyboard-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root       333 2011-11-02 23:55 usr/bin/thunar-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      6472 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-session-logout
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      3537 2011-11-02 23:46 usr/bin/xdt-commit
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     22632 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfrun4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      2337 2011-11-03 00:05 usr/bin/startxfce4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     50200 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-display-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root    184616 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfdesktop
-rwxr-xr-x root/root     39384 2011-11-03 00:07 usr/bin/xfce4-appearance-settings
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1044 2011-11-03 00:05 usr/bin/xfbrowser4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root       820 2011-11-03 00:05 usr/bin/xfterm4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1098 2011-11-03 00:05 usr/bin/xflock4
-rwxr-xr-x root/root       279 2011-11-02 23:51 usr/bin/exo-preferred-applications
-rwxr-xr-x root/root      1534 2011-11-03 00:05 usr/bin/xfhelp4

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longtom
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 10:11:50 am »

I see.  Thanks for checking.

Does that mean in order to be able to install Thunar I need to install the entire xfce desktop environment?
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