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Offline c-coder

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porting apt-get to tcl
« on: May 21, 2009, 04:44:39 PM »
Hello.

I would like to ask if there is some chances for porting apt-get to tcl or if there is some extension for tcl.

I am asking myself if it would be possible to install packages from debian in tcl with apt-get.

Thanks for the Help.
greetings

Offline Juanito

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Re: porting apt-get to tcl
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 12:09:55 AM »
I would like to ask if there is some chances for porting apt-get to tcl or if there is some extension for tcl.
You can use the appbrowser to view, download and install extensions.

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I am asking myself if it would be possible to install packages from debian in tcl with apt-get.
In a word - no.

Offline c-coder

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Re: porting apt-get to tcl
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 06:10:24 AM »
You can use the appbrowser to view, download and install extensions.

The appbrowser is good but it lacks of a lot of programms and packages.

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In a word - no.

I know some linux distros that borrow packages from the debian reporisitory for installing them.
I cant understand why it should be not possible,
As i know they use dpkg-deb for installing the debian packages.
http://www.everyjoe.com/newlinuxuser/howto-use-dpkg-to-install-deb-files/
For simple packages with nearly no dependency this would be a easy solution to increase the amount of packages for tcl.

Offline Juanito

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Re: porting apt-get to tcl
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 06:48:26 AM »
The appbrowser is good but it lacks of a lot of programms and packages.
OK, but perhaps it's better to spend the time to build the missing programs/packages for tc rather than spending time making other distros packages fit tc?

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I know some linux distros that borrow packages from the debian reporisitory for installing them.
I cant understand why it should be not possible,
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For simple packages with nearly no dependency this would be a easy solution to increase the amount of packages for tcl.
You could always use debs on your own tc system by unpacking them manually...

Offline curaga

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Re: porting apt-get to tcl
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 08:21:55 AM »
You can force-install RPM packages using the busybox tool rpm (or rpm2cpio, but that doesn't work on the latest RPM format). Debian packages can be turned to tar packages with deb2targz, it's available from BLFS.

Why, that's another question. Using these on your own system is fine, but please don't submit extensions gotten from other distros' binary packages.

PS: I've used the RPM facility once: to get Lacie's LightScribe software (only available in 32-bit RPM IIRC). It's a shame there's no OSS software to laser-label discs :P
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.