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Offline caracalla

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Downloading extensions
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:19:09 AM »
Up until now, when I wanted to see a list of all extensions (.tcz, .list, .dep and .md5.txt files) I would go to the following address http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/9.x/x86/tcz/. Since the last time I checked the way how this list is presented has changed. Now there is only a list of all extensions and their descriptions, but there are no links I could use to download any of these files.

Do you know where I can find all the files listed as a directory listing?


Thank you

Offline polikuo

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Re: Downloading extensions
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 01:24:43 AM »

Offline caracalla

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Re: Downloading extensions
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 02:43:46 AM »
This seem to work for list of all extension packages (*.tcz files).

What about .list, .dep, .md5.txt files?

Offline polikuo

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Re: Downloading extensions
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 03:23:59 AM »
but there are no links I could use to download any of these files.

If you just want to download the extensions.
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getMirror
EXT="name.tcz"
for i in "" ".dep" ".md5.txt"
do wget "${MIRROR}/${EXT}${i}"
done

Or just append the filename to your link in the browser

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Downloading extensions
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 05:54:06 AM »
Up until now, when I wanted to see a list of all extensions (.tcz, .list, .dep and .md5.txt files) I would go to the following address http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/9.x/x86/tcz/. Since the last time I checked the way how this list is presented has changed. Now there is only a list of all extensions and their descriptions, but there are no links I could use to download any of these files.

Do you know where I can find all the files listed as a directory listing?


Thank you
I just can’t let this go because IMO some statements here are just plain wrong..

1. While additional web sites have existed to assist in manually downloading extensions, to my knowledge there has never been a link available at http://www.tinycorelinux.net/9.x/x86/tcz/  to download an extension from.
However, I can’t say for sure if that applies to any mirror but it seems unlikely as mirrors are supposed to mirror the source exactly eg: http://www.tinycorelinux.net/9.x/x86/tcz/

2. While the appearance has recently changed,  there is still a listing of available extensions
from http://www.tinycorelinux.net/9.x/x86/tcz/

3. The ability to manually download extensions has always existed and still does as nothing has changed in that regard, but let’s remind everyone this method is not recommended

4. There are legitimate reasons why folks look for alternative means to download extensions but in my opinion this should be discouraged in favor of the recommended methods which are:
From the command line:
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tce-ab and follow the prompts to download required extension.
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tce-load -w “extension_name”
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tce-loadwill present more options.
 

From the desktop:
The gui “APPS” (the official package management utility)






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