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Puppy Linux '.PET'?

Post by Who'sThere » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:15 pm

Hi. I was hoping someone here would know how to compile the Linux source into a 'pet' installer for the Puppy distros.

Or is it simply a matter of the way the files are packaged?

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Post by criezy » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:36 pm

Apparently you need to compile in the same way as on any other Linux distro and then package it using the PET tools.
There is more info on http://www.puppylinux.com/development/createpet.htm

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Post by Who'sThere » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:09 am

So there are no generic Linux binaries I could use with the PET tools to make an installer?

Unfortunately, I'm in no way qualified to compile stuff.

Thanks for the linkz though.
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Post by MeddlingMonk » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:38 am

It's actually pretty easy to compile in Linux. The readme tells you what libraries you need. And you need the basic build tools, but getting those is no different from installing any software for your distro, and you may already have all that anyway.

But creating an installer package, that's harder. Some time ago I looked at what I would have to do to make RPM packages for Fedora, and just walked away from the whole idea.

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Post by bobdevis » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:12 pm

If the readme is not enough info for you, I have typed up compile instructions for Linux in this thread;
viewtopic.php?t=5507

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Post by Who'sThere » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:49 pm

Unfortunately, I have no way of connecting to the internet through Linux, as there are no drivers for my modem.

I appreciate the instructions, but rebooting to Windows each time to find the dependencies sounds tiresome. ;)

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Post by MeddlingMonk » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:21 am

You're on a dialup connection? Ouch! Then the problem isn't so much a lack of drivers as simply needing drivers. What you almost certainly have is a softmodem. That is, a modem with very little on-board hardware for doing it's own job, and so it relies on the computer's processor and memory and needs drivers to work.

There are hardware modems if you look around carefully enough. Check out xmodem.org and/or just google and you may find one.

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Post by clone2727 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:34 am

MeddlingMonk wrote:You're on a dialup connection?
Could be a cable modem.

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Post by Who'sThere » Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:04 pm

You're on a dialup connection?
Nope. It's one of those USB modems, but not a standard external one.

It's a cellular USB modem. The portable kind you can find through Verizon, AT&T, etc...

Basically, it is a cellphone without the phone components, with about the same performance as using your cellphone as a modem.

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Post by bobdevis » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:10 am

There is a way to deal with this.
Get VirtualBox and install your Linux distro in that.
VBox can be made to run a virtual NAT, so your guest shares the ip adress of the host.

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Post by Who'sThere » Wed May 12, 2010 8:19 pm

Could someone possibly compile the lastest stable version as a pet?

For various technical reasons, I'm unable to do this myself.

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Post by Stryfe » Thu May 27, 2010 12:17 pm

If you want a Puppy Linux distro purely for emulation, you should think about replacing it with "Puppy Arcade": http://scottjarvis.com/page105.htm
Plays Amiga (500, 1000, 2000), Apple (68k, 128k, 512k, SE, MacOS, Plus), Atari (ST, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200), Amstrad (CPC, Plus, VEB), Arcades, Colecovision, Commodore (64, 128, VIC20, PET), GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis/MegaDrive, MasterSystem, MS DOS, N64, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix, PSX, ScummVM, SNES and ZX Spectrum (16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3) and more!
System requirements: Pentium 166mhz, 128MB RAM, CD-ROM drive.
Based on TurboPup Xtreme, Puppy 4.2, kernel 2.6.25.16
Minimum requirements will not play all emulators at full-speed. :wink:

He used ScummVM 1.0.0 for this image, which can be found separately here: http://ppm.scottjarvis.com/

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Post by Who'sThere » Thu May 27, 2010 12:22 pm

There were already PET versions for 1.0.0 out there, but thanks anyways. I'm looking for the latest stable, or SVN version.

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