Tuesday, July 25, 2006

FC5 software installers and updaters

My workbench mouse sucks bad, so bad that I don't even want to use it. I really need to remember to buy a new mouse sometime. As I configure new machines at my workbench, I've found it very frustrating to interact with the machines. So, in the meantime, I've started to use X Windows from my Windows XP machine to interact with the GUI apps on my FC5 systems. See a previous post about configuring XMing.

Anyway, I've found that the GUI software update program is called pup and the package explorer is called pirut. So instead of running them at the machine, I can open an xterm using XMing and then enter "pup &" or "pirut &" and work with the programs from my regular workstation.

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