OverviewIn this post I want to describe the filopack bash script, very simple (and stupid) packaging system I have prepared to ease the package manipulation. It is implemented specifically as a helper for packages presented here, but it could be used for any other system as well. It aims to help potential users with the installation process. It would be definitely better to base such a system on a well established package system like for example aptitude, rather than create my own (primitive) system from scratch, but unfortunately I had no time to study the aptitude yet (probably it would be much easier than I imagine) and started to practically learn the bash scripting instead ;-)
Following examples should explain the basic usage of the filopack packaging system. This tool serves for package enumeration, downloading, installation and un-instalation as well as package creation and uploading. However it does not handle dependencies at all, it just simplifies the installation routine, YOU have to know what packages you need.
The system is suitable for usage on the box itself as well as on the chroot-ed "mirror" system. Also besides the downloading and installation of pre-built packages, it can be used for a creation user-built packages from source code. I consider the latter two scenarios as "advanced" and will cover separately from the "basic" usage scenario - it means downloading and installing pre-built packages directly to the box.
Basic usageIn this scenario a user just wants to download and extract a package directly to the WMU box. This section will cover this scenario step by step.
In order to use the filopack script you need to have the bash shell installed on the system. You can use the JoKeR's prebuilt package:
box# cd /mnt/C/ box# wget http://mgb111.pradnik.net/addons/soft-shells/bash-3.2.33-3.tar.gz box# tar xzvf bash-3.2.33-3.tar.gz ...Now you can possibly set it as root's and users' shell:
box# nano /mnt/C/sys/etc/env-ng ... # change root shell to bash (if exist) ROOTSHELL=1 # change users shell to bash (if exist) USERSHELL=1
box# cd /mnt/C/ box# wget http://mgb111.pradnik.net/addons/busybox2-extended.tar.gz box# tar xzvf busybox2-extended.tar.gz ...Make sure you have the /usr/bin (symlink to /mnt/C/sys/bin) in your PATH environment variable.
The script can be downloaded from the Packages section or you can get it from console via wget as follows (of course you have to make it executable via chmod command):
box# cd /mnt/C box# wget http://filodej.ic.cz/filopack/filopack.sh box# chmod 755 filopack.sh
Now we have the script ready to be used. When we start it with no arguments it just prints the command line documentation. It covers "basic" usage which is suitable for most users.
box# ./filopack.sh Stupid packaging system (version 0.3.6) Usage: filopack.sh [OPTIONS] [<action>] [<package-name>] Basic usage: Basic actions: (typically used when you just download and install/uninstall pre-built packages) --help ... prints detailed help message --version ... prints version of the script --config ... perform system (re)configuration --packages ... lists all packages available for download --download ... downloads a selected package --print ... just prints the files of selected package --install ... unpacks (installs) the package --delete ... deletes the given package archive --remove ... removes (uninstalls) the package --summary ... generates a summary of installed packagesIn case one wants to create own packages or perform remote package installation there is also the "advanced" mode supported. I'll come back to this mode later.
Now we have to configure the package destination directory (/mnt/C by default) as well as box IP/hostname and username. Latter two parameters are used just for remote packaging and so "basic" users can simply ignere it and leave the default values. With --config action we can re-configure system any time later.
box# ./filopack.sh --config Destination address and user not configured (.filopack/.config file not found) Insert destination directory [/mnt/C]: Insert box IP address or hostname (remote packaging only)[storage]: Insert box user account (remote packaging only) [root]: Settings stored to .filopack/.config file
Now we are ready to retrieve the list of available packages. Individual package names are used as identifiers for package installation/uninstallation.
box# ./filopack.h --packages Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Retrieving package index... (Connecting to http://filodej.ic.cz) Available packages: Mesa-7.0.3 MesaDemos-7.0.3 atk-1.22.0 audiofile-0.2.6 binutils-2.18 boost-1.35.0 cairo-1.6.4 code2html-0.9.1 cvstrac-2.0.1-3 dbus-1.2.1 dbus-glib-0.76 dbus-python-0.82.4 deluge-0.9.03 didiwiki-0.5 faad2-2.6.1 file-4.24 flac-1.2.1 fontconfig-2.6.0 gcc-4.1.2-sjlj git-220.127.116.11 glade3-3.4.5 glib-2.17.2 gperf-3.0.3 gtk+-2.13.3 highlight-2.6.10 htop-0.8 httpd-2.2.8 jasper-1.701.0-2 jpeg-6b libao-0.8.8 libglade-2.6.2 libid3tag-0.15.1b libmikmod-3.2.0-beta2 libogg-1.1.3 libvorbis-1.2.0 libxcb-1.1 libxml2-2.6.30 libxslt-1.1.22 lsof-4.78 mod_python-3.3.1 mpd-0.13.2 pango-1.21.3 pycairo-1.4.12 pygobject-2.14.2 pygtk-2.12.1 python-2.5.2 pyxdg-0.15 source-highlight-1.9 sqlite-3.5.8 strace-4.5.15 streamripper-1.63.1 subversion-1.5.0 tiff-3.8.2 x11-7.1 xcb-util-0.2
Let's say we are interested in the htop-0.8 package and we want to learn the contents.
box# ./filopack.sh --print htop-0.8 .filopack/htop-0.8.lst: No such file or directoryUnfortunately in this version we have to download the whole package in order to learn the contents (Maybe it will be changed in a future version).
We can use the following action in order to download the package:
box# ./filopack.sh --download htop-08 Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Retrieving package index... (Connecting to http://filodej.ic.cz) Package htop-08 not available (try to use --packages switch)Once more, now with the correct package name:
box# ./filopack.sh --download htop-0.8 Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Retrieving package index... (Connecting to http://filodej.ic.cz) Downloading package htop-0.8 from http://filodej.ic.cz ... connected! Length: 102 [text/plain] connected! Length: 224,259 [application/x-gtar]Now we are ready to print the package contents:
box# ./filopack.sh --print htop-0.8 sys/bin/htop sys/share/man/man1/htop.1 sys/share/applications/htop.desktop sys/share/pixmaps/htop.png
box# ./filopack.sh --install htop-0.8 Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Retrieving package index... (Connecting to http://filodej.ic.cz) Sure to unpack htop-0.8 locally at /mnt/C (y/n)?y sys/bin/htop sys/share/man/man1/htop.1 sys/share/applications/htop.desktop sys/share/pixmaps/htop.pngNow if you want to spare some disk space, you can delete the package archive file:
box# ./filopack.sh --delete htop-0.8 Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Retrieving package index... (Connecting to http://filodej.ic.cz) Are you sure to delete the htop-0.8.tgz archive (y/n)?y
If later on you change your mind and decide to remove the package, you can do it as follows:
box# ./filopack.sh --remove htop-0.8 Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Sure to remove htop-0.8 locally at /mnt/C (y/n)?y... and now if you try to uninstall the same package again, operation fails (since there are no such files).
box# ./filopack.sh --remove htop-0.8 Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Sure to remove htop-0.8 locally at /mnt/C (y/n)?y rm: cannot remove `sys/bin/htop': No such file or directory rm: cannot remove `sys/share/man/man1/htop.1': No such file or directory rm: cannot remove `sys/share/applications/htop.desktop': No such file or directory rm: cannot remove `sys/share/pixmaps/htop.png': No such file or directoryYou may also want to get a summary what packages are available and what package archives are downloaded and/or installed.
box# ./filopack.sh --summary Configuration file .filopack/.config file found and used Retrieving package index... (Connecting to http://filodej.ic.cz) Filodej package summary: Package name downloaded [#installed/#total] -------------------------------------------------------------------- Mesa-7.0.3 yes [ 49/ 49] MesaDemos-7.0.3 yes [ 129/ 129] atk-1.22.0-new yes [ 160/ 160] binutils-2.18-latest yes [ 140/ 140] boost-1.35.0-gcc4.1.2 yes [5195/5195] boost-1.35 yes [5133/5195] cairo-1.6.4 yes [ 76/ 76] code2html-0.9.1 yes [ 2/ 2] cvstrac-2.0.1-3 no [ 3/ 3] dbus-1.2.1 yes [ 38/ 41] dbus-glib-0.76 yes [ 32/ 32] dbus-python-0.82.4 yes [ 66/ 66] deluge-0.9.03-latest yes [ 651/ 674] deluge-torrent-0.5.9.3-new yes [ 0/1543] deluge-torrent-0.5.9.3 yes [ 0/ 99] didiwiki-0.5 no [ 1/ 1] file-4.24 yes [ 11/ 11] fontconfig-2.6.0 yes [ 429/ 429] gcc-4.1.2-sjlj yes [ 99/ 549] git-18.104.22.168 no [ 228/ 228] glade3-3.4.5 yes [ 323/ 323] glib-2.17.2 yes [ 501/ 501] gperf-3.0.3 yes [ 4/ 4] gtk+-2.10.14 yes [1155/1155] gtk+-2.13.3 yes [1233/1233] highlight-2.6.10 no [ 206/ 206] htop-0.8 no [ 0/ 4] httpd-2.2.8 no [ 174/ 174] jasper-1.701.0-2 yes [ 27/ 27] jpeg-6b yes [ 10/ 10] libglade-2.6.2 yes [ 34/ 34] libogg-1.1.3 no [ 83/ 83] libvorbis-1.2.0 no [ 125/ 125] libxcb-1.1 yes [ 160/ 160] libxml2-2.6.30 yes [ 322/ 322] libxslt-1.1.22 yes [ 142/ 142] lsof-4.78 yes [ 1/ 1] mod_python-3.3.1 no [ 26/ 26] pango-1.21.3 yes [ 146/ 146] pycairo-1.4.12 yes [ 7/ 7] pygobject-2.14.2 yes [ 44/ 44] pygtk-2.12.1 yes [ 647/ 649] python-2.5.2 yes [3648/3648] pyxdg-0.15 yes [ 25/ 25] source-highlight-1.9 no [ 49/ 49] sqlite-3.5.8 no [ 8/ 8] strace-4.5.15 yes [ 3/ 3] streamripper-1.63.1 no [ 13/ 13] subversion-1.4.6-py-pl no [ 211/ 211] subversion-1.5.0 yes [ 319/ 319] tiff-3.8.2 no [ 231/ 231] x11-7.1 yes [7791/7791] xcb-util-0.2 no [ 70/ 70]So that is all for now. In a following post I extend the tutorial with examples of "advanced" usage.