pySoft 0.3 review

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pySoft is a tool for checking for new versions of software

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: mjd
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pySoft is a tool for checking for new versions of software. It can check any software for which an appropriate checker script has been written. Scripts for several popular programs are included.


Simply copy 'pysoft' to your /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin, chmod it to 755, it should look like this:
cp pysoft /usr/bin
chmod 755 /usr/bin/pysoft
ls -l /usr/bin/pysoft
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2851 2005-03-22 12:01

Please check path to your python executable, it is in first line in 'pysoft' executable. Next copy all modules/* to directory you want to place it, eg.
mkdir -p /usr/share/pysoft
cp modules/* /usr/share/pysoft/

Now edit your config file, if you re root, you can do it in /etc/software file, i recommend this. So you can do ~/.pysoft :) How to edit your config file is described in 'config.example' file

Now you are ready to run pySoft!


In first time you should read help, and look for switches
"pysoft -h"

Obligatory is "-c" which point at your config file. Next one you must use is "-m", this one poins to your modules directory.

Eg. if you do /etc/software config file and modules dir is /usr/share/pysoft you should run pySoft in that way:
"pysoft -c /etc/software -m /usr/share/pysoft"

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