Hi, I'm Nathan and I do some basic testing for Entropy. I fall under the rule of the mighty Lxnay and the Great Joost Ruis. I'm going to try my best to breakdown our two new applications, Equo and Spritz Sulfur
Equo is like emerge in a sense. I define it as a command-line based package manager. Some basic commands are:
Spritz Sulfur Rigo:Spritz Sulfur
- equo install- This is similar to emerge. For example: equo install amarok will install the KDE music player amarok and it all of it's dependencies.
- equo search - This is similar to emerge search package or eix.
- equo update - This will sync your database (called client-side database) with our database (called server-side database). This is similar to emerge --sync.
- equo --info - this shows your computer's info. We (meaning the Entropy Team and debuggers) need this information more often then not so we can properly troubleshoot your issues.
- equo --version - this shows your equo version, which we also use for troubleshooting.
- equo status - this shows repository statuses and lists the repos you have available. It also lists the checksum and it's revision number. Very helpful if you think you have a corrupted database.
- equo cleanup - this is a great tool. It cleans your temp directories and removes downloaded packages (not the installed application the tar file that it comes in). This is great for clearing up hard drive space that Entropy takes up.
- equo security update - This downloads the latest GLSAs.
- equo security list --affected - This shows the affected packages that exist on your computer.
- equo security install - This installs the GLSA updates and fixes affected packages.
- equo conf update - This updates your configuration files, it's like etc-update. I really don't recommend using equo conf update instead I recommend Spritz Sulfur Rigo.
Rigo is a graphical front-end to Equo. This is a really nice application because it's easier to use then equo and makes it harder to blow your computer six ways from Sunday. I really don't have much explanation here, I just can run down the list of icons and tell you what they do and what they relate to in Equo.
- The Box Icon: This is called Packages. It's the first thing that you see when you start up Spritz Sulfur Rigo. This tells you what packages are updated and you need to update. Up top are:
Available: This shows you what packages are available to install.
Installed: This shows you what packages are installed on your computer.
Masked: This shows masked packages, packages that cannot be downloaded.
Package Info: Highlight a package and select this button and you can see extended package information.
- The Blue Folder: This is the Package Categories icon. This allows you to browse packages via the category.
- Orange Circle and White Exclamation Point: This is the GLSA security advisories button. This will show you un-applied security patches upon clicking. Up top are:
Show unapplied: This shows you un-applied security advisories and gives you the options to queue them up in the queue and you can queue them selected or all.
Show applied: This shows the advisories that are applied.
Show all: This shows all of the advisories that are available.
Advisory Information: Select an advisory and click this button to show extended information.
- The Blue World and White Lines: This shows you your repository revisions and allows you to update them.
- The White Sheet of Paper: This is allows you to update your configuration files, much like equo conf update.
- The White Switchboard: This basically is preferences that allows you to edit basic things such as protected directories (directories that Entropy doesn't touch), protected files (files Entropy doesn't touch) and network settings (proxies, speed limits and such).
- The Box and Disc: This is the queue, all GLSA, packages to be installed, updates and such, go here. Go here to review what you are going to be doing.
- The Heart Monitor: This is the progress viewer, this is to show you what is happening when doing stuff.
Well that's all I really have to tell you folks. There are some options here I didn't mention, one of which would be the Community Repos
. I work mainly server side, not client-side so I really can't tell you much about that. There is some great information though compiled by v00d00. He is pretty knowledgeable about the Community Repos
.Helpful Info:Entropy Explanation on the WikiCommunity ReposSulfurRigoEquoNOTE:All of these items are still beta versions. Nothing is really stable as far as I know and as we change items the documentation will become severely out-of-date very quickly. For this reason we recommend the use of the wiki links shown above and probably even more helpful the equo help.Moderator Edit (May 9, 2011): Changed "Spritz" to "Sulfur" as the name of the Entropy GUI was changed to 'Sulfur' some time ago.Moderator Edit (May 9, 2013): Changed "Sulfur" to "Rigo" as the Entropy GUI was changed to 'Rigo' some time ago.