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Brotherred

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Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« on: April 23, 2016, 23:48:45 PM »
What do we do with plpchgbt? Do we put it in /boot or just run the bin? I am posting because I searched and did not find anything. Is there a web page that I missed?

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 10:18:28 AM »
Hm, it took me four clicks to find
  https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/full.html
I'm sure your browser has a search function, so simply search "plpcfgbt".

What else do you need?!


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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 09:12:24 AM »
Am I missing something here? You linked me to the manual for the plop boot manager help page which I did need to install plop boot manager. What I am asking how to use the plop the plop boot configuration linked here. https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/download.html You can see that all of the plop boot manager downloads are there. and https://download.plop.at/files/bootmngr/plpcfgbt-0.11.zip Is the third one in the list.

But there is not any help page or manual. The READMEs in the zip file do not say what to do with the bin file. I have tried running the bin file in the terminal and running it as a program in the GUI. I did set the file as executable  before attempting to run it.

Ok feeling a bit on my own here I did just go into the source directory and I was able to run make in a terminal. However "install" fails.

So my issue is where do I install plpcfgbt?
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$ install plpcfgbt
install: missing destination file operand after ‘plpcfgbt’

Seriously I see the preconfigured binary but have no idea what to do with it. Now I have ran make on the source and seem to be in the exact same situation as it seems to be asking where i want it in installed.

I guess putting it in /boot is obvious but I guess my hope is that my bumbling through it might help someone else. Messing around in /boot is not something most people have ever done.

Brotherred

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 12:04:52 PM »
I should have found it under "Documentation" It all still seems a bit weird though...
https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/plpcfgbt.html

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 13:55:07 PM »
What do we do with plpchgbt? Do we put it in /boot or just run the bin? I am posting because I searched and did not find anything. Is there a web page that I missed?

When you use it only a few times, then there is no need to copy it to a system directory, just run the program from the directory. When you want to use it often, then copy it to /usr/bin

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 06:43:15 AM »
I deleted the directory where I ran make and extracted a new one. Attempting to run plpcfgbt or plpcfgbt.bin results in either "Command Not Found" or my package manager asking me about repository application possibilities. If my experiences with plpbt are any example, there is something clear that I am missing but it IS pretty much end of the road at Command Not Found.


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You do do a lot of great work on some pretty arcane things. The guy that gave me bad advice with plopbt in my distro forums is the major developer there. I appreciate your work.

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 07:01:37 AM »
...end of the road at Command Not Found.

Here is a Linux basic knowledge. When you want to run a program from a directory that is not in your path environment, then you also have to put the directory (absolute or relative) in front of the program name. When you run a program from the current directory, then you can use the shortcut "." for the current directory. Then the command looks like "./plpcfgbt"

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Brotherred

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2016, 09:37:21 AM »
Reminders are awesome no matter how basic. Anyway:
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$ ./plpcfgbt dbt
Error: unable to open dbt
$./plpcfgbt -dbt
Error: unable to open -dbt

What am I doing wrong here?

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« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 09:40:32 AM by Brotherred »

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Re: Tutorial for plpcfgbt?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 09:44:31 AM »
1) dbt needs a value. Example: dbt=usb
2) you don't set a file that has to be configured

./plpcfgbt dbt=usb plpbt.bin