Installation of beyond compare

Added by Nadir Boussoukaia 4 months ago

Hi,
I managed to install this tool : beyond compare in my previous calculate setup (it was last summer, so it was on 2 versions ago of calculate).

what I did:

  • emerge deb2targz
  • deb2targz bcompare-4.2.3.22587_amd64.deb

this transforms the .deb to a tar.gz file, with content to be copied to /usr/
then I unzipped the content in /usr.
It worked smoothly.
I used it.

But after the upgrade I performed recently on that installed calculate version (installed with an ISO downloaded last summer), where gcc version changed & there are new stuff regarding the management of memory for the process, it was a total failure.
when I tried to launch it it said there was some libs missing (libc++ or so)

No software would launch. No dolphin, no ark. nothing.

Worse:
at reboot: black screen a few seconds after grub.

I tried a ldconfig -v, no luck.

the problem is, I can't live without that tool: beyond compare. And I won't switch to calculate if I can't make it work.

I made a list of software that I use on a daily basis (on arch): I will not make the switch unless I can't have them all (beyond compare, phpstorm, mysql workbench, WPS office...)

Thansk for your help guys !


Replies (8)

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Tomasz Kaczmarczyk 4 months ago

Try to use that layman instead deb2targz
http://gpo.zugaina.org/app-misc/bcompare

Don't forget to mask all packages from that repo and unmask something when you need it, so that repo won't collide with updates.

cat /etc/portage/package.mask/custom 
*/*::<repo-name>

When you want to install such package, portage first asks you to change files, later you should inspect changes with dispatch-conf. Now you're ready to go and you can install (compile) that package.

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Nadir Boussoukaia 4 months ago

Thanks man.

I now just need to learn layman and the rest ;-)

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Nadir Boussoukaia 4 months ago

Hi,
so after reading some docs

  • emerge layman
  • layman -a gentoo-zh
  • layman -S

then

  • emerge app-misc/bcompare

It failed.

Reading the ebuild, which is really easy to understand, it shows the package is unmaintained because it relies on outdated stuff:

So it means that what I did with deb2targz is roughly the same, except I install by hand as root at the end.

at least I learned something today: layers & layman

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Nadir Boussoukaia 4 months ago

update:

the ebuild has this :

SRC_URI="
x86? ( http://www.scootersoftware.com/bcompare-${PV}.i386.tar.gz )
amd64? ( http://www.scootersoftware.com/bcompare-${PV}.x86_64.tar.gz )"

Irealized I just had to replace $PV with the current version: looking at their website you can download
http://www.scootersoftware.com/bcompare-4.2.3.22587_amd64.deb so I tried

http://www.scootersoftware.com/bcompare-4.2.3.22587.x86_64.tar.gz

and the download worked ! ;-)
(the ebuild tries the 4.2.2 version)

then the rest of the ebuild is a patch on the install.sh that comes with the archive.

    sed -i ./install.sh -e 's/^# Create desktop entry and place.*/exit 0/g'
    sed -i ./install.sh -e "s%^# Copy the files.*%BC_BIN=\"$D/\$BC_BIN\"; BC_LIB=\"$D/\$BC_LIB\";%g" 
    sed -i ./install.sh -e "s/^\texit 1.*//g" 


then you can run the proper part manually in a shell:
targetdir="/opt/bcompare" 
local LAUNCHER="bcompare/bin/bcompare" 
./install.sh --prefix="${targetdir}" 


I don't know why it installs in /opt, but in the end, beyond compare works !

I tested this on the live cd, I have to redo it after the install - I hope it will work.

So far so good, I'll have to change the ebuild & maintain it myself later on.

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Brad Heffernan 4 months ago

why not install it from the gentoo-zh overlay with layman?

http://gpo.zugaina.org/app-misc/bcompare

sudo su
layman -o http://gpo.zugaina.org/lst/gpo-repositories.xml -L
layman -a gentoo-zh
emerge -av app-misc/bcompare

then you can remove the overlay after install if you want

layman -d gentoo-zh

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Tomasz Kaczmarczyk 4 months ago

So it's better to add ebuild with newer version.

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Nadir Boussoukaia 4 months ago

I think it is possible to get the last version automatically, then do the rest.
As soon as I get Calculate installed I'll do that.

Thanks again

RE: Installation of beyond compare - Added by Brad Heffernan 4 months ago

you could mask the whole overlay except bcompare

To mask all packages of an overlay the syntax in /etc/portage/package.mask is:

*/*::gentoo-zh

To unmask bcompare from gentoo-zh overlay the syntax in /etc/portage/package.unmask is:

app-misc/bcompare::gentoo-zh

that way the only package you will get and remain updated/replaced will be bcompare, from my understanding from the wiki's i read about it. seen there was a lot of packages in that overlay wanted to make sure there was a way they wouldnt replace the packages from the calculate overlay.

(1-8/8)

Thank you!