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 Great work guys!
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Hi guys,

I'm a new paldo user. I come from years of Linux: I started with Debian then tried the other major distros (Fedora, openSuSE, Ubuntu...), then some minor ones (Foresight Linux, Arch Linux...) but yet I had to find the right one for me.

I sticked with Gentoo since 2007.0 but when I tried paldo I fell in love and I decided to stay with it. I'm using the testing branch and as soon as I have some spare moments I want to give you some help.

Keep up the good work!
 
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Created: 2008-08-24 17:50 | Modified: 2008-08-24 17:50 by axelgenus
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 Re: Great work guys!
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axel, nice to hear that. your help is always welcome here. more people more power bringing paldo to the next level.
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Created: 2008-08-24 22:31
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Hi ammon. Just to put some things straight I have a couple of questions:

1) Can I compile a custom kernel on my machine? I read the wiki and it says I can modify the specification file of any package adding custom patches but can I compile a kernel with my own configuration?

2) If I write a specification file for an application/library can I propose it to be added upstream?

3) If I remove a pre-installed package (i.e. Rhythmbox) upkg will be asking to reinstall it because it's required by a "meta-package"? This happens in many distros (most Debian-based) and it's very unpleasent to be forced to keep installed some applications I don't want/need.

Thank you so much!

EDIT: BTW, I prefer Banshee instead of Rhythmbox...
 
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Created: 2008-08-24 23:13 | Modified: 2008-08-24 23:18 by axelgenus
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 Re: Great work guys!
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1) Yes you can modify every package. Even a custom kernel is possible. You've to create a local repo on your pc. Then your local packages are priority. Your local repo must be first in the repository-list.

2) It is possible that we (the dev-team) will add your packages to the main-repo. You can mail for example me your specs and tarballs. I'll look into them. If they are good you might get an account for the main repo so you can commit yourself. Seems I've to translate my german guide for that to english.

3) We use also meta-packages. If you remove the select-file of a package it won't be installed again. Most meta-packages have a select-file. You can use this cmd to find them:

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ls /var/lib/upkg/packages/*.select


The biggest meta-package is paldo-desktop. Easiest way will be to edit that meta-spec and its sub-meta-packages locally on your pc. Remove some deps and place the updated meta-spec to your local repo. It is really easy to mod paldo.
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Created: 2008-08-25 00:37
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1) Great! How can I create a local package repository? I can use it also for package testing...

2) A guide about committing packages would be also useful.

3) Thank you... I'll try as soon as I get my local repo up 'n' running.
 
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Created: 2008-08-25 10:38
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1) take a look into this: http://www.paldo.org/wiki/HowtoBuildPackage

2) read this first How to become a mainrepo maintainer and this How to commit to mainrepo (german)

3) a guide for the kernel you can find here: http://www.paldo.org/wiki/HowtoPatchKernel

tell me if you need more help ...
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Created: 2008-08-25 12:22
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Thank you for the links... however I can't read german () so if you have a spare moment can you please translate it in english?
 
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Created: 2008-08-25 20:48
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yes I'll do that.
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Created: 2008-08-25 22:13
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Original erstellt: 2008-08-25 00:37 von Amnon82
The biggest meta-package is paldo-desktop. Easiest way will be to edit that meta-spec and its sub-meta-packages locally on your pc. Remove some deps and place the updated meta-spec to your local repo. It is really easy to mod paldo.


Can you be more specific? I easily created a local repo in /var/local/upkg and I copied /var/lib/upkg/packages/paldo-desktop.select in my local repo but it's content is simply "Package: paldo-desktop"... no references whatsoever. Am I looking in the wrong place?
 
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Created: 2008-08-26 20:21
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 Re: Great work guys!
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Well you got it all wrong.

First you've to get all the specs of paldo. Use this cmd:

Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
svn co svn://paldo.org/paldo/trunk/specs specs-svn


You get lots of xml-files. Those you mod and post them to your local repo.
The select-files are only for upkg to see which packages it should keep at any costs.
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Created: 2008-08-27 21:49
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