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Postby fargris » 2013-08-07 14:25

I have recently upgraded to the lastest Debian and can't find Evolus Pencil (see http://pencil.evolus.vn/) any more. I'm pretty sure it used to be there (in Synaptic). I tried to download it from the website, but it doesn't run (or install, even - the .deb complains that Firefox is missing). Has anybody here managed to get it to work?
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby mor » 2013-08-07 15:03

I don't know if this package ever appeared in the debian repositories (indeed check this).

From what I can see looking at the deb from the site, it requires firefox as a dependency; I thought that any occurrence of firefox as a dependency would be treated as an alias for iceweasel within debian, but I guess I was wrong.
Hopefully someone will shed some light on this.

As a workaround you can try removing the dependency from the deb and see if it works, although if I were you I would wait for some other more knowledgeable advice. ;)
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby fargris » 2013-08-08 16:31

THanks for your reply.

I've tried a number of things, but they fail. I even downloaded the source code, but it is just a bundle of Javascript files running under xulrunner with no build instructions. And it seems to expect xulrunner 1.9; when I tried to use xulrunner from iceweasel (ver 17?) it hangs. Unfortunately I have no experience with either xulrunner of javascript.

And the really bad news is that there is nothing else out there for Linux.
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby confuseling » 2013-08-08 17:26

New versions of xulrunner are available here

http://mozilla.debian.net/
The Forum's search box is terrible. Use site specific search, e.g.
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A ... terms+here
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby mor » 2013-08-09 19:34

fargris wrote:I've tried a number of things, but they fail. I even downloaded the source code ...

Have you tried removing the dependency from the manually downloaded deb like I suggested?

Basically what you have to do is extract the files from the deb
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dpkg-deb -R file.deb temp-dir


Then you edit the control file within /DEBIAN/ and remove the firefox occurrence from the dependency list.

After that you repackage the deb
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dpkg-deb -b temp-dir file-mod.deb


Once you've done that the installation should go smoothly and you can see if it works and in case it doesn't, what errors it gives you.
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby cecitorres » 2013-08-20 23:30

mor wrote:
fargris wrote:I've tried a number of things, but they fail. I even downloaded the source code ...

Have you tried removing the dependency from the manually downloaded deb like I suggested?

Basically what you have to do is extract the files from the deb
Code: Select all
dpkg-deb -R file.deb temp-dir


Then you edit the control file within /DEBIAN/ and remove the firefox occurrence from the dependency list.

After that you repackage the deb
Code: Select all
dpkg-deb -b temp-dir file-mod.deb


Once you've done that the installation should go smoothly and you can see if it works and in case it doesn't, what errors it gives you.



Thanks so much! It's worked for me :D
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby jordilopezamat » 2014-07-14 09:49

Have you tried removing the dependency from the manually downloaded deb like I suggested?


Removing dependency as described abobe worked like charm...for me (Debian 7)

Enjoying Pencil
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Re: Evolus Pencil

Postby TimeBandit » 2014-10-28 12:58

Instructions to modify the package so it depends on Firefox OR Iceweasel can be found here : https://code.google.com/p/evoluspencil/ ... ail?id=556
Works like charm on Debian 7
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