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Woof alpha2

March 01, 2009 — BarryK
Presenting the new Puppy Package Manager (PPM). Expect some rough edges though. I have just booted and done basic testing of alpha2, seems ok.

I have written an introduction to the new package manager:

The Woof alpha2 tarball is here:

The live-CD and 'devx' are here:

The live-CD is "Slack Puppy", that is, built from Slackware packages. The Puppy Package Manager has so far only been tested on the Slackware build.

Note that there are still some scripts that have not been updated to the new package system, especially the remaster script and /etc/rc.d/rc.update.


Username: dogone
Forgive the liberty, as Alpha 2 is still downloading. Suffice to say, I am very impressed with the collateral material you provide in support of Woof at this early stage. Many do not bother. It delights me simply to read about what you are creating. Your passion is infectious. But enough rhetoric. On with the show!

Username: BarryK
"No, it can't be used in 4.1.2 as it requires a lot of changes. It has to be a Puppy built from Woof. I discovered one bug: When I installed, I think it was Medit, Python came up as a dependency but I didn't bother to install Python as I thought it probably isn't really needed. But then I found it is. However, Python is not listed in the repositories -- the package manager screens it out as it is already in the 'devx' -- but I don't think that screening should be done. "Puppy Package Manager" is probably not a very imaginative name. Any other ideas? Ubuntu build? Yes, ok, that does need to be tested so perhaps I'll do that tonight.

SeaMonkey print preview
Username: BarryK
"ttuuxx, while I remember, a quick note to let you know -- print preview in SeaMonkey 1.1.14 in the Slack Puppy build works as-is, I don't have to do anything to fix it.

Forum thread
Username: BarryK
"Lobster has started a forum thread to discuss Woof alha2:

Puppy Package Manager
Username: lobster
"[i]"Puppy Package Manager" is probably not a very imaginative name. Any other ideas? [/i] [b]PS[/b] - Puppy Software

PPM rename
Username: dogone
""Puppy Packer" "Retriever" "Fetch" "Go Boy", "Go-boy" "Git-it" "Bite-em" "Snacks", "Snackx"

Puppy Package manager name
Username: happypuppy
"'DogFood' 'Bark' 'Pup Biscuits' 'Bow Wow"

Username: Puppy Packager names - part II
"'Arf!' 'Dog Chow' 'Catchit' 'Munch' 'Happy Puppy' ;)

Username: 8-bit
"Your checksum file for devx failed. Before you get exited about it, I found upon opening the md5 test file for it in an editor, that it referenced the devx file as bing in a subdirectory called sandbox. I edited the path in the md5.txt file and all is well on my end. I suggest you edit yours.

more name ideas
Username: PaulBx1
"Puppy Universal Package Mangler Puppy Universal Package Fetcher ... Organizer ... Coordinator Puppy Package Chewer

Another Set...
Username: SouthPaws1
"PAWS Packaging AWesome Software Packaging All (the) Worlds Software Packager (of) All (the) Worlds Software Puppy's Awesome Woof Solution Puppy And Woof System... ...Mix & Match as you like...

Username: mangler
"speaking of mangler, Error, failed to download can i convert to a woof built puppy pretty easily, since im running off usb? i want mangler, but i need some etc, and mangler works fine in ubuntu so i was thinking maybe a uPup or something.

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