[osgeo4w-dev] apt v0.0-3, shell v1.0.0-5

Tomáš Brunclík brunclik at atlas.cz
Mon Mar 8 05:12:40 EST 2010

Dne 17.2.2010 9:35, Matt Wilkie napsal(a):
> Hello World,
> I've updated the shell and apt packages:
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-shell - Changes for v1.0.0-5
>      * fixed startmenu group, was double nested (OSGeo4W\OSGeo4W)
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-apt - Changes for v0.0-3:
>      * Start Menu and Desktop link creation is no longer hardcoded and
> believed amenable to non-english locales (thanks to Luke Pinner)
>      * shares mirror and cache information with osgeo-setup.exe, so packages
> should only be downloaded once regardless which program is used.
> enjoy,
> -matt
I just downloaded apt-r1148.exe, the apt version intended for first-time 
install. I do not know if it is based on the above mentioned release of 
pkg-apt, but when I tried to get a help on a Czech XP system command 
line, I got this:

d:\data\tobr0222\Dokumenty\CD-software do učeben\GIS>apt-r1148.exe /?
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 831, in <module>
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xed' in 
position 47:
ordinal not in range(128)

The same with any other switches I could think of which could give me 
the help (/h, -h, -help, --help, or without any switches).

Also, I would like to ask, if and how it is possible to use cache of 
packages created with osgeo-setup.exe (stored in arbitrary directory) to 
do unattended off-line install from DVD or flash disk with apt. The wiki 
http://code.google.com/p/maphew/wiki/OsgeoFromScratch seems to have 
instructions for (possibly unattended) install from online repositories 

Tomas Brunclik

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