Saturday, April 19, 2008

SMART : Package Manager alternatif (PCLinuxOS)

Official Homepage dari SMART adalah http://labix.org/smart, disini dijelaskan SMART adalah "
"The Smart Package Manager project has the ambitious objective of creating smart and portable algorithms for solving adequately the problem of managing software upgrading and installation. This tool works in all major distributions, and will bring notable advantages over native tools currently in use (APT, APT-RPM, YUM, URPMI, etc).

Notice that this project is not a magical bridge between every distribution on the planet. Instead, this is a software offering better package management for these distributions, even when working with their own packages. Using multiple package managers at the same time (like rpm and dpkg) is possible, even though not the software goal at this moment."

SMART memiliki beberapa keunikan, diantaranya :
- Support of RPM, DPKG, and Slackware packages- Thorough dependency check (even of packages not installed but available in the repository)
- Choice of suitable packages of different sources (if available)
- High speed parallel download of packages
- Locking of selected applications
- System repair function
- GUI and command line

Instalasi SMART
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Install smart-suite, bisa menggunakan synaptic (GUI), atau apt-get (Terminal) dan memerlukan beberapa dependencies (ketergantungan dengan file lain).

apt-get update && apt-get install smart-suite

sebuah opsi aplikasi yang direkomendasikan adalah PCLinuxOS-SMART-ServiceMenu. Ini adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak program yang disediakan oleh pengguna

PCLOS di Jerman (user:Maik3531) dalam PCLinuxOS repository-nya. Keunggulan aplikasi ini adalah kemudahan menggunakan SMART dengan service menu-nya, dan

tersedia penjelasan tambahan di bawahnya. Kita bisa menambahkan repository Maik3531 ke sistem kita dengan menambahkan baris di /etc/apt/sources.list

rpm http://maik3531.de pclos2007/RPM testing

setelah menambahkan baris diatas, lakukan instalasi :

apt-get update && apt-get install PCLinuxOS-SMART-ServiceMenu

perintah diatas akan secara otomatis memilih dan menginstall aplikasi (dependencies) yang dibutuhkan.


selanjutnya untuk konfigurasi dan pemakaian bisa dilihat di : PCLOS Magazine edisi April 2008


Please note that this contains the “testing” component and you may choose to delete this entry as it
provides packages which are being tested by developers

and as such, not suitable in a stable production system.

Good Luck!!!

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