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wiki:checking_apps [2014/04/23 00:57]
bernhard
wiki:checking_apps [2014/04/23 08:32] (current)
bernhard Junaito's suggestions included
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 ====== Checking for Extensions ====== ====== Checking for Extensions ======
  
-When you look for an application, which is not listed in current list of extensions found in App Bowser or under "Browse TCZs" on the [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html|Core Download page]], it is worthwhile to browse the extension list for the previous release. Currently we are in the 5.x generation, i.e. the available extensions can be found under [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/5.x/x86/tcz/|release 5.x extensions]] and the previous releaase repository would be [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/tcz/|release 4.x extensions]]. If you are lucky, there was an extension for the previous version and you can verify that it works also in the current. In this case, look for the dependency file for the extension. +When you look for an application, which is not listed in current list of extensions found in App Bowser or under "Browse TCZs" on the [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html|Core Download page]], it is worthwhile to browse the extension list for the previous release. Currently we are in the 5.x generation, i.e. the available extensions can be found under [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/5.x/x86/tcz/|release 5.x extensions]] and the previous release repository would be [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/tcz/|release 4.x extensions]]. If you are lucky, there was an extension for the previous version and you can verify that it works also in the current. In this case, look for the dependency file for the extension. 
  
 ====== Find Dependencies ====== ====== Find Dependencies ======
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 ====== Install Previous Extensions ====== ====== Install Previous Extensions ======
  
-Now goto your extension directory e.g. ''cd /mnt/sdb1/tce/optional'' and go through your list from the previous step and fetch these required ''*.tcz'' files from the old repository e.g. with ''wget''. Install them as local extensions and test as much as you can that everything works ok.+Now goto your extension directory e.g. ''cd /mnt/sdb1/tce/optional'' and go through your list from the previous step and fetch these required ''*.tcz'' files from the old repository e.g. with ''wget'', for example: 
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 +   wget -c http://repo.tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/tcz/gcc.tcz 
 +   wget -c http://repo.tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/tcz/gcc.tcz.dep 
 +   wget -c http://repo.tinycorelinux/4.x/x86/tcz/gcc.tcz.md5.txt 
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 +Install them as local extensions and test as much as you can that everything works ok.
  
 ====== Test and Post Results ====== ====== Test and Post Results ======
  
 When you are satisfied and you think that the extension works as planned, submit a note to the forum in the corresponding topic, for Release 5, this is:  "[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,15906.0.html#lastPost|Extensions from 4.x repo verified ok with tc-5]]". When you are satisfied and you think that the extension works as planned, submit a note to the forum in the corresponding topic, for Release 5, this is:  "[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,15906.0.html#lastPost|Extensions from 4.x repo verified ok with tc-5]]".
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