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GUI Package Manager ~Portato~ Old Support Thread

Postby wolfden » Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:50

It's the best of both worlds - Portato

Easy to get as root:

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layman -a sunrise


or if you want the svn version

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layman -o http://portato.sf.net/layman.xml -S && layman -o http://portato.sf.net/layman.xml -a portato


then

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emerge portato


then run portato
or portato qt

an icon should appear in your menu under System also

More Info:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-502350.html <--view whole thread to see all changes/options
http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/portato

It even has a world update button. With the commandline box you can see and make sure everything is working fine, which is a great feature. Select your packages, in the que they go, than emerge and watch the console box to see what is going on. It doesn't leave you hanging going, hmmmmmmmmm and wondering if anything is going on.

GUI is simple and clean and you can set your preferences - works with eix also. Search box at top of screen

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Give it a whirl today! Give the Developer some kudoos too!


Thanks to lleb in IRC
to make a desktop icon you need to do the following
Right Click on desktop and go to
---Create New
------Link to Application
A box comes up, on the General tab give it a name Portato and than on the Application tab where it say Command, enter:
kdesu -t -d --nonewdcop -u root -c portato gtk -caption "%c" %i %m
or if u want the qt front end
kdesu -t -d --nonewdcop -u root -c portato qt -caption "%c" %i %m
click ok to have your icon on desktop, you can always change the icon too

note* for gnome users - simple change kdesu to gksu
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Postby wolfden » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:31

Some of you may not be familiar with a great tool called app-portage/eix

    * Fast indexing and searching
    * Highly configurable output-format
    * Provides more information than esearch/emerge -s (e.g. shows every available version, USE flags of emerged versions, ...)
    * Shows stability/mask status of versions and how your local settings change it
    * Helps you to manage your local /etc/portage/package.* settings in several ways (e.g. by finding obsolete entries by various criteria)
    * Can import eix-files from other systems, e.g. to get a catalogue of overlays
    * Cli with logical AND/OR, multiple matching algorithms (i.e. fuzzy search using levenshtein distance) and more


easy to install as root:

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emerge eix


than you will instead of
emerge --sync do

eix-sync

it's fast, way faster than emerge -s package, just do eix package

man eix for more info

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Postby lemomo » Sat Apr 21, 2007 16:53

Thanks so much Wolfden, I'm trying it just now and it looks great!!! Lets hope it works :lol:
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Postby mandrsn1 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 16:45

I could successfully add the overlay, but I get a package not found error when I attempt to emerge.

The overlay even syncs fine. I can see the ebuild in /usr/portage/local/layman/portato

Anybody else having similar problems?
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Postby navman » Sun Apr 22, 2007 17:48

Yes I have but you can solve the problem by doing an ebuild. Just follow the tasty menu guide and download the ebuild for portato. It will work for you.
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Postby R3MF » Sun Apr 22, 2007 18:47

cheers wolfden.

does this have a place as a default install on upcoming versions of Sabayon?

it would be ace if it were added to future releases.......
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Postby dave_p_b » Sun Apr 22, 2007 18:59

Hi mandrsn1

You need to open up /etc/make.conf file as root.
Add the following /usr/portage/local/layman/portato near the bottom of the file between the quotes that say PORTDIR_OVERLAY=" "
For example mine says PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/portage/local/layman/portato /usr/portage/local/layman/sabayon /usr/portage/local/layman/einit /usr/portage/local/layman/xeffects"

Make sure that everything between the quotes are on the same line.
You should then be able to see the ebuild.

Cheers

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Postby navman » Sun Apr 22, 2007 19:47

I'm glad you showed us that. My make-conf didn't have that line. It may be why I couldn't get portato or sabayon sources to emerge. Thank you.



It now emerges portato and sabayon-sources. Great, that was simply. Thank you
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Postby wolfden » Sun Apr 22, 2007 21:43

weird at how some are having that problem, should just be able to add the overlay and go :?
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Postby dave_p_b » Sun Apr 22, 2007 22:56

Hi

It's strange why it doesn't work properly. In the /etc/make.conf file it contains the line "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf" at the bottom of the file and in this extra file it contains all the overlays that have been added.

Maybe newer versions of portage don't use this source command ?

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