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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2013, 07:58:04 AM »
Thanks for reporting import -o. I have fixed this for next cut.
You should be able to use the ondemand command to add an item, e.g.,
$ ondemand rdesktop
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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2013, 08:24:13 AM »
FYI On arm platform, you will get better results with a light weight browser, e.g. midori.
If you are a vi fan, I find I get the best results with dwb.
I believe iceweasel is the "firefox" supported in Debian Wheezy.

Midori, dwb, and iceweasel all are known to work via an easy import.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2013, 05:36:02 PM by roberts »
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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2013, 05:10:40 PM »
Thanks for the heads up on the performance issues. I'll try your suggestions.

What's the easiest way to "uninstall" firefox now that I have downloaded it?

HUGE KUDO's to all involved in this project. I have been playing with rdesktop imported from Debian and it seems pretty solid. My next step is to get printing and Erlang working and I am a very happy camper.

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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2013, 05:32:46 PM »
To delete an sce is simply...

rm /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/sce/firefox.sce

You should also check that is it not in sceboot.lst
vi /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/sceboot.lst

And finally, in case you added it to the ondemand directory.
rm /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/ondemand/firefox
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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2013, 05:44:55 PM »
Great, thanks.

If I understand this correctly the solution suggests that the import process packages all files and dependencies into a single "executable" (.sce file). This also suggests that removing the .sce file automatically also cleans up unused dependencies so you are not left with a lot of unused files. I hope this is the case because I would really like that. There is an obvious space trade off but considering the minuscule OS core and the frugal nature of the whole install I think that would be a small price to pay.

This would be different to the other operating system which has a central core of all dependencies that are shared across all executables.

Thanks.


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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2013, 09:10:42 PM »
The goal of the .sce package type is to contain the application or system function and its needed dependencies beyond that offer by the base.

So, yes one can easily remove an application sce file and not break other applications.

An sce is not executable, it is merely a squashed file system, in tcz parlance, it is similar to the app (tcz) and its dependencies (.dep) in one single mountable squash file system (sce).
« Last Edit: July 14, 2013, 09:24:08 PM by roberts »
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Re: Import Debian Wheezy Armhf Packages
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2013, 12:38:13 AM »
Cool... I like...