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Author Topic: 5.9 installpkg is broke (solved)  (Read 1833 times)

sledgehammer

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5.9 installpkg is broke (solved)
« on: February 22, 2009, 06:30:30 pm »

On Feb 16 I put a note in the Office and Printing to the effect that lyx would occasionally run very slow on my 5.9 system (by the way, am excited about 6.0 and have ordered the cds).  Since lyx relies heavily on qt4 I decided to reinstall that.  Got pkgtools error on the uninstall part but sadly it uninstalled qt4 anyway, so lyx quit altogether. Tried to install qt4 and got pkgtools error again. So tried to reinstall pkgtools and it gave pkgtools error but it, again sadly, uninstalled pkgtools and now won't reinstall it.

So from slapt-get did update. No help.  Then upgrade which errored out when it tried to install the upgraded packages (something like installpkg command not found). So it would not upgrade anything.

Any suggestions for an easy fix?

John
« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 07:14:28 am by sledgehammer »
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caitlyn

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Re: 5.9 installpkg is broke
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009, 07:26:55 pm »

Hi, John,

Make sure you have the patches repository enabled.  That isn't automatic in 5.9 and yes, that was a bug.  You need to have patches, packages, and extra enabled.  Then try again.
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sledgehammer

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Re: 5.9 installpkg is broke
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009, 09:08:01 pm »

Caitlyn,  Thanks for the tip.  Didn't work though.  Tried to install pkgtools and got the pktgools error.  Same with qt4. Or any other program I try to download with gslapt.

I did try slapt-get autoclean the other day in an attempt to fix the lyx problem.  That is likely behind my current problem.

Never_stop_learning, the guy who gave me my nickname, is likely not to have much sympathy with me here.  To minimize the possibility that he will see this thread, I have temporarily disabled both him and his computer.

John
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Re: 5.9 installpkg is broke
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009, 11:52:32 pm »

you need to get 2 packages:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/packages/base/lzma-4.32.0beta3-i586-1vl60.tgz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-6.0/packages/base/pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tgz
copy them to / and then run the following commands:
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cd /
tar xvf lzma-4.32.0beta3-i586-1vl60.tgz
sh install/doinst.sh
rm -rf install
tar xvf pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tgz
sh install/doinst.sh
rm -rf install
installpkg *tgz

then you can safely remove those 2 packages, or save them for next time  ;)
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Re: 5.9 installpkg is broke
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 07:13:57 am »

THANKS uelsk8s!

It worked and so now does my beloved lyx!  I will post here too if it happened to also have fixed the problem with lyx occasionally and radically slowing down.

John

p.s.

For what its worth, here is the install result.  After following your instruction, I got a couple of errors (perhaps because I am still using 5.9) which I pass along as a matter of interest only.  It works fine!

root:# installpkg *tgz

.-----.-----------------------------------------------------------------------.
| 1/2 | Installing lzma-4.32.0beta3-i586-1vl60.tgz                            |
'-----'-----------------------------------------------------------------------'

.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| LZMA utils (compression utilities with gzip-like interface)                 |
|                                                                             |
| LZMA provides very high compression ratio and fast decompression.           |
| The core of the LZMA utils is Igor Pavlov's LZMA SDK containing             |
| the actual LZMA encoder/decoder. LZMA utils add a few scripts               |
| which provide gzip-like command line interface and a couple of              |
| other LZMA related tools.                                                   |
|                                                                             |
| LZMA utils is required to support LZMA compressed .tlz packages.            |
|                                                                             |
| http://tukaani.org/lzma/ - http://7-zip.org/sdk.html                        |
'-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/X11R6/lib/libQtCore.so.4 (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/X11R6/lib/libQtGui.so.4 (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/i386-slackware-linux/lib (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/i386-slackware-linux-gnulibc1/lib (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/i386-slackware-linux-gnuaout/lib (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/openwin/lib (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /opt/qt4/lib (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4 (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4 (No such file or directory), skipping
/sbin/ldconfig: warning: can't open /lib/libdl.so.1 (No such file or directory), skipping
Executing install script for lzma-4.32.0beta3-i586-1vl60...


.-----.-----------------------------------------------------------------------.
| 2/2 | Installing pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60.tgz                      |
'-----'-----------------------------------------------------------------------'
WARNING: Package has no description.
Executing install script for pkgtools-tukaani-1.2.4-i586-1vl60...

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