Description:

Kentoo is a KDE Control Center module providing a frontend to Gentoo's portage system. It currently supports the following features:

* Syncing
* Emerging system or world
* emerging of selected packages
* Injecting and masking of packages via context menu
* Condensed and colorized emerge output to easily see the important messages

There is now an ebuild available:

http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~rholzer/kentoo-0.4.ebuild

Changelog:

12 years ago

* Cleaned up emerge output
* small bug fixes

bushwakko

12 years ago

any updates scheduled? or is this project dead?

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Roze

12 years ago

very good idea.
that would give us a centralized place to easily see all packages installed.

I suggest you break it down into categories (or folders or whatever) which lists system, system dependencies, world and world dependencies.

that way, you can more easily find what you're looking for (if uninstalling for example, the application is most assuredly in world without dependencies)

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oliverthered

12 years ago

I'm thinking of writing a kio for portage that supports.
drag and drop install/inject.
delete to uninstall.
browsing by installed/updates/uninstalled and possibly by various packages.

any thoughts?

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Snoppiz

12 years ago

I tried that tool on KDE 3.2.3 and it worked very well, i'm of course a user of gentoo.
But i don't only want to update the system, i want to install or add new files to my system.
Can you implement that in the tool?
That would be nice!!

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gent00

12 years ago

It would be nice if you could provide some rpm's for this app.





Just kidding!

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miketech

12 years ago

Hi,

i've installed the ebuild and also from source, but there is no entry in my kcontrol-Center.

kcm_kentoo.la and kcm_kentoo.so are in the correct directory i think. In /usr/kde/3.2/lib/kde3 but it doesn't work. Any Idea?

Mike

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sarahb523

12 years ago

It would be great If you provide a ebuild for your app

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rhoelzer

12 years ago

The link is in the description above.

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somekool

12 years ago

browsing installed/available package

right click, update,install,delete

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jayenell

12 years ago

Why does Kentoo shows a list of tens of packages to update (most of them to be downgraded) and when I do a emerge --pretend --update world (or system) it only shows aprox. 4 packages, all to be upgraded?

Does Kentoo not respect the mask-flag (i'm using ~x86)?

When masking a package in kentoo using the kentoo menu, where does it record it. It can not use /etc/portage/package.unmask because Kentoo is running as a user.

Should it not ask for a root-password when I press sync?

Or is Kentoo designed always to run as a user? Why not ask for a root-password first?

Cheers,

J

P.S. Keep up the great work you do!

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jayenell

12 years ago

Ok I didn't checked kcontrol. I was running Kentoo standalone.

That only keeps one question left. Please grey-out Kentoo when a user has not yet pressed the 'systemadministrator mode' button. Or else this will confuse users.

Thank you,

J

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RockHound

12 years ago

Hi there,

there was an app called kportage back in the kde 3.1.x days. Maybe you can talk to the devs and/or look at there code. I believe the problem was back then, that portage changed way to fast to keep up the development.

Greetings,

Martin

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Kalna

12 years ago

Yes it was a great app!

Here is the link, too bad it's not being developed anymore.

http://www.nongnu.org/kportage/

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sequitur

12 years ago

I spoke with the developers of KPortage. One was no longer involved and the other was too busy. I also spoke with Caleb about this. We received the CVS of KPortage and were going to talk with other developers about bringing it up to date and making it part of KDE. Unfortunately we were also very busy with Quanta and Kommander and none of us were very familiar with Python.

In the course of things we decided that it would actually be easier and faster to build it in Kommander once we had passed the KDE 3.3 feature freeze. This would also make a good showcase. So we've been working with several parts doing the design, reviewing Kportage and new portage tools.

We are still planning to release a revival of this application built in Kommander, and a key advantage is that Kommander applications are scriptable so various users can actually get involved in the development.

Of course it's cool to see Kentoo too. We welcome all projects and any developers wishing to collaborate. Our design will be similar to KPortage but will take into account development since then and will have the same kind of attention to detail that Quanta and Kommander have... of course you can use Kentoo right now. ;-)

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rADOn

12 years ago

yes, kportage was handy tool. i'm still using it sometimes to browse portage tree.

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dimitri

12 years ago

Would be cool if you could add an option to select an nice level. Especially if you compile packages this is "very" usefull.

Dim

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Voltago

12 years ago

Hi! Better set your nice level per PORTAGE_NICENESS variable in make.conf.

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dimitri

12 years ago

Hey that's good. Never heard about that.

Dim

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standsolid

12 years ago

Excellent job. kudos!

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jbaehr

12 years ago

It would be great if you'd add support for esearch, a kind of locate for ebuilds (http://packages.gentoo.org/ebuilds/?esearch-0.6.2)
It makes an index of all ebuilds allowing a very fast search. In addition 'esync' does 'emerge sync', updates the db and displays you everythink what has changed since your last sync. very handy!

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sbriesen

12 years ago

Since this is an app for Gentoo users, an ebuild seems to be *mandantory*

please make one and put it here and also into Gentoo BugZilla.

thanks!

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rhoelzer

12 years ago

Feel free to make one. I am compiling KDE manually, so I wouldn't be able to test the ebuild.

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rhoelzer

12 years ago

Here's an experimental ebuild. Can someone let me know if it works?

http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~rholzer/kentoo-0.2.tar.bz2

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rhoelzer

12 years ago

Here's an experimental ebuild. Can someone let me know if it works?

http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~rholzer/kentoo-0.2.tar.bz2

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bornio

12 years ago

Great app!
I wish only that it could show also Installed packages, Updates and New.
Perhaps Installed and Updates can be in one tab, parallel to one another to be easier to navigate.
Also, perhaps sorting the list by 'type' would be nice.
Like KPackage (in Beta1/2 does), by sys-apps, sys-devel, etc. things like what would make visual managment A LOT easier.

One more critical thing in my opinion is the ability to un/merge specific apps.
like in portage: 'emerge unmerge arts', instead it should do: 'emerge nmerge arts-' to be more accurate, incase I have "by mistake/choice" more then one version installed of the same package.

Cant wait! thanks!

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