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Housecleaning at ibiblio.org

December 04, 2013 — BarryK
I want to greatly reduce the clutter at my Quirky hosting site at ibiblio.org. this place:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/

For the guys building pups with woof-CE, it grabs PETs from 'pet_packages-common', 'pet_packages-noarch' and 'pet_packages-wary5' especially.

In "noarch" and "common" directories, there are many PETs that are created by various developers, such as Sigmund's Pmusic and rcrsn51's peasyGlue, but I am not keeping the repo up-to-date with the latest PETs.

Therefore, I want to mark these repos as deprecated, and it would be good if the woof-CE guys could copy them somewhere else and maintain them.

I might set a deadline, maybe halfway through 2014, when I will erase most of the non-Quirky stuff.
The thing is, Quirky is heading off in a different direction, and is a separate distro. It has a Puppy-like UI and apps and many of the tools, but I envisage so many changes that it will be quite a different beast.

Anyway, if you woof-CE guys can think about it, that would be great.

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mirror quirky stuff"aarf"curled it into http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/aarf/quirky/pet_packages-noarch/
online md5sum gives
http://puppylinuxstuff.meownplanet.net/aarf/quirky/pet_packages-noarch/noarch.md5sums.txt
havent checked them if there is some error please advise.

the common directory
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/pet_packages-common/
is a little larger so perhaps russoodle could give the go ahead and i can curl it


I copied pet_packages-common, pet_packages-drake, pet_packages-noarch, pet_packages-precise, pet_packages-raring, pet_packages-spup14, pet_packages-squeeze and pet_packages-wary5 all over to http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux.

Thanks for that. Yeah, I was thinking of deleting those directories much later, maybe mid-2014.

All woof-built pups from now on can be built to get PETs from 'puppylinux' on ibiblio.

And as you say, for those with current pups, a PET can be provided to patch the download path.
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20131007
miscellaneous news column/4th entry
if I understood well, english is a foreign language for me. but I try to learn it...

Yes, the woof-CE guys know about this, and they will most likely patch it to point to the repos that are now within the 'puppylinux' directory on ibiblio.

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