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Jerry3904
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Kapow Punch Clock

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:44 am

I have tested this on a real business project and it works exceedingly well. As with all his products, the GUI is good looking and totally straightforward, and he has a terrific way of coding from the user to the app. I will argue later that it might be a very nice and unusual addition to MX-17 that supports both business and personal use.

Version 1.5.3 was released a couple of weeks ago under a GPL 3. He offers this method of adding a repo for MX-16

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echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/gottcode/Debian_8.0/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/kapow.list 
[It could use a bit of documentation, and I may offer him something in lieu of payment.]
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Re: Kapow Punch Clock

#2 Post by Stevo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:53 pm

Hmmm...I have to think that he left off the part about adding the key for the OBS repo, and that will lead to messages about unauthenticated packages from apt. AFAIK, the OBS doesn't publish those keys to keyservers automatically, so checkaptgpg won't work with those.

The alternative way is just to surf directly into his repo, down load the appropriate deb directly from the i386 or amd64 folder, and install it with gdebi. But I'll package Kapow right now, so it's probably moot, anyway.

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Re: Kapow Punch Clock

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:59 pm

Yeah, I saw that and *assumed* that he would eventually fix it. Might send him a msg

I installed it on my stretched MX 16.1 without problem as well.
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Re: Kapow Punch Clock

#4 Post by kmathern » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:26 pm

Stevo wrote:Hmmm...I have to think that he left off the part about adding the key for the OBS repo, and that will lead to messages about unauthenticated packages from apt. AFAIK, the OBS doesn't publish those keys to keyservers automatically, so checkaptgpg won't work with those. ...
You can get the key with this:

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su -c 'wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/gottcode/Debian_8.0/Release.key -O- | apt-key add - '

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Re: Kapow Punch Clock

#5 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks, that worked. Assume it would for Stretch as well just by changing to ...Debian_9.0...
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Re: Kapow Punch Clock

#6 Post by Stevo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:38 pm

I wonder why he's using the deprecated method for the source files that generates diff.gz files for the OBS, when his PPA uses the current one for the same packages (3.0 quilt format)

The modern one works fine even in Wheezy and in the OBS. Anyway, I built MX 15 and 17 packages, and they are uploading right now. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxE7w ... VlqWUN3SWc (7MB)

I guess you've tested it enough for it to go into main?

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Re: Kapow Punch Clock

#7 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:47 pm

Yup.

Like I said, a bit of documentation would be nice--to format the report for the client, for instance (hint: html codes work).
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