How to install texpackhelper
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

texpackhelper

Brenden Davidson (completely-original-idea)

Tools for working with neural network-enhanced video game textures.

texpackhelper is designed to solve a set of issues that come from using neural networks for creating high-resolution video game texture packs from the original game files.

Using neural networks such as waifu2x is becomming a popular way to breath new life into older games by upscaling those textures so that they look much better at higher resolutions. This process isn't perfect, however, and could benefit from additional automation.

Details for texpackhelper

License
GPL-3.0+
Last updated
14 February 2019

Enable snaps on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and install texpackhelper

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, from the 7.6 release onward, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

It is not yet available in the EPEL 8 repository, and consequently, not yet available for RHEL 8 unless you build the RPM yourself.

The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Adding the optional and extras repositories is also recommended:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms" sudo yum update

Snap can now be installed as follows:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again or restart your system to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install texpackhelper

To install texpackhelper, simply use the following command:

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