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[SOLVED] Pypar2 or equivalent??

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In the past I've used pypar2 as a graphical front end for repairing Usenet binary downloads. Now, with a new installation of Mint 19, it no longer seems to be available in Synaptic. Any suggestions for this Newbie? Is there an equivalent, or another source? Many thanks for your help!
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Re: Pypar2 or equivalent??

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I don't personally use Pypar2, nor do I use Mint 19.0. However, I did a little research and found you can download the Frontend Deb. file from here:

http://pypar2.silent-blade.org/index.ph ... wnloadPage

It's listed in their "Sources" section. I also noticed that it's listed in the Ubuntu repos, but says nothing about Mint. Which I find interesting...

You could use your menu/system/GDeb package installer to actually install the deb file (once you download it). This assumes, that the package installer is on your Mint 19 install or available in synaptic.

Anyway, I hope this helps.
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Re: Pypar2 or equivalent??

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Hi wodehouse,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

The console terminal application "par2" and "parchive" are in the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)" also search for "usenet". Why do you need to repair Usenet binary downloads? What are you using for downloading the Usenet files and why Usenet?
SABnzbd - The free and easy binary newsreader (with auto-repair)
https://sabnzbd.org/

SABnzbd - Wiki - Ubuntu PPA Repository
https://sabnzbd.org/wiki/installation/i ... buntu-repo

SABnzbd - Wiki - Installing Multicore Par2
"If your device (CPU) has more than 1 core available, you can significantly speed up verification and repair by using all cores in your system."
https://sabnzbd.org/wiki/installation/multicore-par2
Ubuntu Manpage: par2 - PAR 2.0 compatible file verification and repair tool.
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/tru ... ar2.1.html

Par2 repair with Linux | Alt.bin
http://altbin.net/par2-repair-with-linux

par2repair • help
https://helpmanual.io/help/par2repair/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Pypar2 or equivalent??

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Thanks for all your suggestions! I'll give them a try this weekend. I'm using the Pan newsreader.

bob@bob-MS-7817:~$ inxi -Fxzd
System: Host: bob-MS-7817 Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64
bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: MSI model: H81M-P33 (MS-7817) v: 1.0 serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: V1.9 date: 03/30/2015
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium G3258 (-MCP-)
arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12800
clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1017 MHz 2: 1095 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1600x900@59.98hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop
version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Def. Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-34-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
driver: r8712u usb-ID: 003-002
IF: wlx001aef1a1d2e state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1704.4GB (72.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD6401AALS size: 640.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Patriot_Torqx_2 size: 64.0GB
Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 26G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
ID-2: /home size: 586G used: 490G (89%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 10.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 214 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 2292.3/7855.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
bob@bob-MS-7817:~$
bob@bob-MS-7817:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0924:42d8 Xerox
Bus 003 Device 008: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:8171 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 003 Device 007: ID 099a:2515 Zippy Technology Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
bob@bob-MS-7817:~$
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Re: Pypar2 or equivalent??

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Thanks for all your suggestions! I'll give them a try this weekend. I'm using the Pan newsreader.

bob@bob-MS-7817:~$ inxi -Fxzd
System: Host: bob-MS-7817 Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64
bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: MSI model: H81M-P33 (MS-7817) v: 1.0 serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: V1.9 date: 03/30/2015
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium G3258 (-MCP-)
arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12800
clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1017 MHz 2: 1095 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1600x900@59.98hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop
version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Def. Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-34-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
driver: r8712u usb-ID: 003-002
IF: wlx001aef1a1d2e state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1704.4GB (72.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD6401AALS size: 640.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: Patriot_Torqx_2 size: 64.0GB
Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 26G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1
ID-2: /home size: 586G used: 490G (89%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 10.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 214 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 2292.3/7855.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
bob@bob-MS-7817:~$
bob@bob-MS-7817:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0924:42d8 Xerox
Bus 003 Device 008: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR3011 Bluetooth
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0bda:8171 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 003 Device 007: ID 099a:2515 Zippy Technology Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
bob@bob-MS-7817:~$
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Re: Pypar2 or equivalent??

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Hi wodehouse,

You are welcome from all of us that replied...

I have never really used the "Usenet" before, but I installed the "SABnzbd", created a free Usenet account on "free-usenet.com", and it works. You also get newer par2 apps.

How to get started with Usenet [free user, windows, Linux, etc..] | XSusenet help center
https://intercom.help/xsusenet/frequent ... er-windows

XS Usenet - Usenet provider since 2009
https://xsusenet.com/

I do not see anything wrong with the results of the "inxi -Fxzd" console terminal command, so that is a good thing.

The "Pan" newsreader Usenet app is a pretty cool tool too. I installed their PPA.
Pan : Klaus Vormweg
https://launchpad.net/~klaus-vormweg/+a ... ubuntu/pan

Pan - A GNOME Newsreader
http://pan.rebelbase.com/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: [SOLVED] Pypar2 or equivalent??

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I just downloaded and installed Easy Par2 for KDE (https://[sourceforge.net/projects/ekpar2/). Dependencies download automtically and seems to work flawlessly. Many thanks to all!
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Re: [SOLVED] Pypar2 or equivalent??

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Hi wodehouse,

You are welcome from all of us that replied...

I gather you saw the post below...
Is there a GUI app that lets me create and verify .par or .par2 files? - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=283419&sid=e21969e ... 7759c2a025
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