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Author Topic: other software depositories  (Read 1973 times)

flip city

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other software depositories
« on: June 07, 2009, 01:40:26 pm »

Hi People,
 I would like to know what other depositories are used and/or recommended by my fellow vectorites?
8) That is besides the default ones used in Vector 6.0 standard. I noticed many others listed and was just wondering?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2009, 12:46:27 am by flip city »
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Re: other software depositories
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 04:54:47 am »

I only add VL's testing repository. If the program I want isn't there I find it best to compile from source or compile a Slackware package.

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Re: other software depositories
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 04:58:40 am »

if you aren't afraid of compiling, and you decide to do so, please consider packaging the given app and uploading to de vl repos.

If you're interested, just ask for guidance (standards, packaging howto, etc.) .  We have some screencasts and howtos to make it easier for newcomers.   

Thanks!

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Re: other software depositories
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 12:00:29 pm »

Most (all?) of the repositories listed in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc are mirrors of either the standard VL6 repos or of Slackware 12.1 repos. Other sources of Slackware packages are http://slacky.eu and http://linuxpackages.net but these packages aren't compiled specifically for VectorLinux and they vary in quality. They also may not include dependency resolution. Use at your own risk.

It's best to stick with the VL repos. If what you want isn't there, request it in the New Package Requests section and a packager may give it a go. Or compile it yourself. It often isn't as difficult at is sounds when you haven't yet tried to create a package.
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Re: other software depositories
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 12:05:10 am »

if you aren't afraid of compiling, and you decide to do so, please consider packaging the given app and uploading to de vl repos.

If you're interested, just ask for guidance (standards, packaging howto, etc.) .  We have some screencasts and howtos to make it easier for newcomers.   

Thanks!

Well I think I'll check it out. Where are the screencasts and how 2s?

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Re: other software depositories
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2009, 12:34:12 am »

You can find the screencasts here
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/VLpackaging/page

There are how to posts
here...
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=6030.0
and here...
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=1701.0

This is a great way to give back to the community.  If you have any questions I'll do what I can to help.
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Re: other software depositories
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009, 10:54:08 am »

You people are beautiful! I always wished I could learn this, before. The tutorials are great !
Thank you all. a more happy me ! :)