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Topic: Reverse engineering a mydsl extension, Figuring out how to setup for hd install< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
mikepol Offline

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Posted: Mar. 15 2006,23:07 QUOTE

I have a full hd install of DSL, and I'm trying to instal a few apps which work in mydsl extensions, but which I need to install on the hard drive.

Is there a way to look into the mydsl extension and figure out how it was built, so that I can duplicate for the hd install?

Also, is there a way to permanently install a mydsl extension to the hard drive, copying the individual files into the appropriate directories, without using the cloop device?

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Posted: Mar. 16 2006,01:26 QUOTE

Typically a .dsl extension is a simple tar.gz type file with the addition of menu and icon items specifically for user dsl. In fact just use standard  tar commands. Using tar -ztf xxx.dsl will display the contents.

Note: The extensions are not recommened for a hard drive install.
There is no package management needed for a read only compressed type install, for which extensions are made for for which is the primary target of DSL.

Apt is better for hard drive install. But we realise that oldstable is getting... well, old. But it is also true, that the focus of DSL is on extenting the capabilities for the compressed (frugal) type installs.
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Posted: Mar. 16 2006,01:30 QUOTE

cloop is used only for uci extensions.  After mounting it, copy the /opt/whatever directory to some other location and then you can do what you like with it.

*.dsl and *.tar.gz are both gzipped tar files, so they can be extracted just like any other archive.

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