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Woof uploaded, December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010 — BarryK
The last upload was November 28, here are the commits since then:

PPM choose display exe/dev/doc/nls, pkg search fixes
just about to switch back to building wary, probably v101
version used to build wary 102
auto-download latest BaCon for devx, see 3builddistro
version used to build wary 104 release candidate 1

For introduction and instructions to download Woof, go here:

So, if you have previously downloaded Woof, all you have to do this time is run this in the Woof project directory to update to the latest Woof files:

# bones download

Bones also has a GUI, just type "bones<RETURN>".

Note, if you want to use the 'zzz' package, make an entry in the end of PKGS_SPECS_TABLE variable in file DISTRO_PKGS_SPECS-*:


...the PET resides at 'pet_packages-quirky' on

The 'zzz' package modifies Woof, see blog posts. Here is the zzz package that I used to build Wary 104:


full install bug
Username: 01micko
I have confirmed with playdayz that there is a bug in full installation with any puppy version with DISTRO_VERSION=500 or greater. It shows all the dependencies for puppy 2 and you need to download them! (tcl/tk, imlib etc) Now, the problem is with the variable "OLDPVERSION". every single time (this is in a fresh install to a clean partition) that var is returned as "0". Wheras is NEWPVERSION="515" for example then OLDPVERSION should return the same, then that block of code in /etc/rc.d/rc.update from lines 103 to 318 wouldn't run (OLDPVERSION=$NEWPVERSION) I just can't figure out why the value is ignored :| This will indeed affect wary, as it does spup. Cheers

Re full install
Username: BarryK
"I have done test installs before, with version >500, without any trouble. Glancing through the code, I don't see any problem. I am away from home right now, don't have a spare partition to do a test install on.

full install
Username: 01micko
"I am going to try something where I see it possibly breaking down, I'll let you know the results. Cheers

re full install
Username: 01micko
"Ok, I've posted a hack-fix to the forum that seems to work fine, been testing awhile. Cheers

re weird rc.update bug
Username: BarryK
"01micko, Thanks for that, I have fixed rc.update. I have done it a little bit differently, just set OLDPVERSION one-less than NEWPVERSION: [i] if [ "$OLDPVERSION" = "0" ];then #101228 01micko: workaround for weird bug, full hd install. OLDPVERSION=`expr $NEWPVERSION - 1` fi [/i]

re rc.update bug
Username: 01micko
"Yes, that will work, it will go through the entire update routine.. which is just a little slower, that's all. Testing now (though I know it will work ;)), just for playdayz' head. Cheers @OttoS.. there is only one instance of that that I know of, but there could be more, you should press [enter] to accept.

Username: 01micko
"Ok, tested, works fine, have updated my forum post, see link in above message. Cheers

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