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Offline enirom

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tce, what's in a tce file?
« on: March 24, 2009, 05:18:02 AM »
Other postings indicate that tce are tars.
How does one determine what is in a tce?
Should I untar or dearchive the tce to determine executables
in the tce? Some info list the contents but most of the tce
info tab doesn't give too many details.


Offline mikshaw

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:09:10 AM »
tce is a gzipped tar file, typically with a path of /usr/local (but apparently not always).
You can use the file just like any tar.gz file.
To list contents: tar -ztf filename.tce

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 08:07:42 PM »
If you are using the repositories with a web/ftp browser, you can append .list to an extension download link, such as [...].tce.list to download a text filelist of the corresponding extension.

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 09:50:05 PM »
That's good to know.  It might be good to mention that in the wiki, and maybe in the repository, along with *.tce.dep. I know some apps don't need a dep, and don't include it, but  for those that do it is currently hidden to the average user...it only comes into play when using the app browser.  I think it would be useful also  for those people who want to build a PPI using a web browser to select their applications, to be able to see what dependencies are needed.

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 10:14:19 PM »
The lists are rather new. I suppose on the repository page itself would be better.
I am also planning on an update to appbrowser to be able to also display the list and deps.
I have fallen behind on my TODO list. But for me, that is a good thing. Always another day to look forward to a challenge.
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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 05:10:02 AM »
I used 7zip in an Xp environment to see what is in the tce. ..now I know.


Small .tce files "seem" to load properly. I can search for the executable in
the disks but packages like minefield have problems. What is the executable for minefield? ...minefield? where should it be? compiletc seems to load things in the right directories.

Could there be something that I'm doing wrong?

I set up a USB stick with unetbootin in a windows environment.
After tinycore boots with no cheat codes, the USB is mounted (tried mount tool or in the terminal window with mount command).
I guess I could use cheat codes to tell the system where tce tce files are located.
The Apps panel is opened and I use local install to do the installation.
Do you see any problems?

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 10:07:37 PM »
You can check the menu or icon entries for the default command, if included (ie ~/.wbar)

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009, 12:05:58 AM »
If you are using the repositories with a web/ftp browser, you can append .list to an extension download link, such as [...].tce.list to download a text filelist of the corresponding extension.

..or just add the tce.list to the address and the browser reads it:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/tcz/advcomp.tcz.list

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2009, 12:50:29 AM »
Isn't that the same thing?

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2009, 03:07:40 AM »
...got the tip about adding .list to the link for the tce. It works!

Can you direct me to more info regarding wbar?

If minefield is properly loaded, does it create an icon next to the app browser?
How is it invoked?


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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 04:56:26 PM »
Isn't that the same thing?

--oh...sorry. I thought a download link was different from the address bar.

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Re: tce, what's in a tce file?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 07:43:58 PM »
Can you direct me to more info regarding wbar?
If you're talking about the example file I gave earlier, ~/.wbar is where you can find it (note that it is a symlink).

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If minefield is properly loaded, does it create an icon next to the app browser?
How is it invoked?
It's included in the extension itself.  See the wiki page on iconmenuinfo for more info.