Missing software - Right way [Solved]

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Missing software - Right way [Solved]

Postby romje » Fri Jan 25, 2013 22:38

Hi all,
As a long time user from Debian I always found all required software in repositories.Switching to Sabayon is a real pleasure but I am surprised to see that some very common software is missing from repositories (or may be I am not using equo search queries in the right way?).
equo search puppet returns nothing usable, no software
I hoped to see puppet daemon and puppet client packages but nothing.

The graphical tool returns the same thing while following the link to the sabayon packages (webpage) shows me puppet available in some quite recent versions as shown here : https://packages.sabayon.org/quicksearc ... et&x=0&y=0

This is a gentoo source package isn't it ? I guess that portage should be my friend (emrge puppet ) but as stated in the Sabayon docs mixing equo & emerge is tricky isn'it ?
What is the correct way to handle such problem ?
I am interested in the puppet's case but in the more global approach ...
For puppet I can compile it after installing ruby....

Thanks for your help and for your patience...
Kind regards
Last edited by romje on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:14, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Missing software - Right way

Postby dave_64 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:56

I haven't used portage for several years, but the rule was to do a dependency check and install any dependencies (if possible), using entropy. Then install your package with portage. However, there may be more to it than that. For example, it may be important to have your system fully up to date, (upgraded), before starting. I think there is also some sort of pre-requisite for the portage side of the procedure as well.
Wait for a more definitve answer.
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Re: Missing software - Right way

Postby Ryuno-Ki » Sat Jan 26, 2013 14:42

I filled a package request.
Now you have to wait and see.
I miss some nice packages, too.
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Re: Missing software - Right way

Postby romje » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:14

Thanks for that.
I will try to keep the link it may be useful...
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Re: Missing software - Right way[Solved]

Postby spikeyb » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:23

Check the second half of the second post in this thread: viewtopic.php?p=123937#wrap

It explains how to install with Portage and avoid issues with Entropy (last line of the code snippet).
Hope that helps
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