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#1 2017-08-05 03:11

Ztcoracat
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How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Hi:

I just installed Q4S and it's running great but I'm having a hard time with Xiphos.

The GUI isn't working and it won't allow me to change the background. When I click on preferences nothing happens.
This is version 3.2.2.

The current version of Xiphos is 4.0.5. The instructions are on the Xiphos page but I don't understand how to install it.

Once I unzip the Xiphos file does this look right to install it?

cd xiphos
./waf configure --prefix=/usr --gtk=3 --enable-webkit-editor
./waf build
sudo ./waf install

Is there another way to install Xiphos?

Any help is appreciated.

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#2 2017-08-05 03:49

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

I was thinking about this.

Is there a way to fix the "preferences" issue in the 3.2.2 version that is in the Q4os repo?

Or is there another way to install Xiphos that will work with the Q4OS operating system?

Something that will not cause any issues with / for the os?

I know the newest version of the Xiphos Bible program is available at the Xiphos website, but I'm not sure if installing it, will break the system.

I'd like to get any of the Xiphos versions, be it the 3.2.2, or the newest version, or anything in between, whatever works.

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#3 2017-08-05 04:24

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

You could try adding the stretch repos and installing the stretch version of xiphos, which is currently at 4.0.4

Never actually used it so can't offer much more help than that.


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#4 2017-08-05 04:40

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Q4OS scorpion will eventually become the official Debian 9 based  release and you may find things improve with support of certain apps.

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#5 2017-08-05 10:50

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

tlmiller76 wrote:

You could try adding the stretch repos and installing the stretch version of xiphos, which is currently at 4.0.4

Never actually used it so can't offer much more help than that.


Thanks for the reply.

Where can I find the exact string/http address of the stretch repos to add to my sources list?

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#6 2017-08-05 14:37

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

You can use the Q4OS command to do this, in a terminal type this command

sudo qrepoadd --gui

and you will be presented with a drop down menu for adding supported sources, you should find backports there. smile

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#7 2017-08-05 15:47

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Looks as though there's nothing in backports for this app. If it is that important I would suggest you install Q4OS Scorpion instead as that will provide access to the later version of Xiphos without having to jump through too many hoops.

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#8 2017-08-05 20:54

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Dai_trying wrote:

You can use the Q4OS command to do this, in a terminal type this command

sudo qrepoadd --gui

and you will be presented with a drop down menu for adding supported sources, you should find backports there. smile


I tried that and it gave me a drop down menu but I didn't find what I wanted.

It's ok. I think I'll just wait a while on this program.

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#9 2017-08-05 20:55

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

bin wrote:

Looks as though there's nothing in backports for this app. If it is that important I would suggest you install Q4OS Scorpion instead as that will provide access to the later version of Xiphos without having to jump through too many hoops.


My best friend doesn't want to install Q4OS Scorpion but that you for the suggestion.


Thank you all for your help.

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#10 2017-08-05 21:52

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Its a ways off but eventually Scorpion will become the default Q4OS version as they drop support for Orion. If you are looking for long term support for newer programs it would be a good idea to install it and and see how it performs for you.


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#11 2017-08-05 22:25

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Ztcoracat wrote:
Dai_trying wrote:

You can use the Q4OS command to do this, in a terminal type this command

sudo qrepoadd --gui

and you will be presented with a drop down menu for adding supported sources, you should find backports there. smile


I tried that and it gave me a drop down menu but I didn't find what I wanted.

It's ok. I think I'll just wait a while on this program.

My apologies, I just checked in a VM and backports is not offered from there, maybe the devs could fix that when they have some time. smile

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#12 2017-08-05 23:41

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

IMO, if you want to attempt it, here's what I'd do to get the stretch version of xiphos:

apt update && apt dist-upgrade

to make sure everything is fully up to date before attempting

Then

vi /etc/apt/sources.list

Find the line that point to Jessie and copy it (yy), paste it (p) and then edit it changing jessie to stretch

apt update && apt install xiphos

Pay VERY careful attention to what it says, don't just blindly say yes, and don't use the -y option.  This is very much not supported by Debian or Q4OS devs to mix repos like this, however sometimes there's just no better option.

If this won't uninstall anything important, or has dependencies that will break anything existing, go ahead and install it.  After installation, go into /etc/sources.list again and comment out the line for stretch sources (put a # in front of the line) and do a

apt update && apt dist-upgrade

to make sure it hasn't broken anything.

If everything works well, you'll once in a while want to uncomment the line just to see if there's updates for xiphos, but for the most part, you don't want that sources to be active (to be absolutely honest, if you wanted you could set up apt pinnning to prevent it from causing any issues, but it's easier just to deactivate it except on occassion to check for security updates).

Again, this is a completely unsupported solution, and while unlikely, could result in a corrupted system.  I do this quite often (Firefox, Chromium, Libreoffice), and I've never had issues, but there's no guarantee.  Try at your own risk.

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#13 2017-08-06 08:22

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Dai_trying wrote:

... I just checked in a VM and backports is not offered from there, maybe the devs could fix that when they have some time. smile

The 'backports' repository is included in Q4OS by default and pinned to be inactive. If you want to install something from backports just run in terminal:
$ sudo apt-get -t jessie-backports install some_application

Please see chapter "3.3 Recent applications versions" in this document https://www.q4os.org/dqa006.html

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#14 2017-08-06 13:08

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Sorry guys, I guess that would explain things a little. smile

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#15 2017-08-06 17:37

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Re: How To Install Latest Version of Xiphos

Thanks for the headsup, smile


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