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Old 03-14-2002, 04:20 PM   #1
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Installing .tar.gz files


Right now when using Slackware 8.0, i run the normal command lines to exract the programs and install them. I also heard about the "pkgtool" where you can install files with tar.gz extension.

Is this true? Am i able to run installpkg Filename.tar.gz and it will run all the necessary commands to install the program.

Thanks for any info you can give me, or if im even on the right track. Trying to make it faster for me to install stuff.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 04:51 PM   #2
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It will work on the packages that are on the cd. Dont know and havnt tried to install anything else with it.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 05:13 PM   #3
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standard slackware packages are precompiled like rpms and then put into tar's, it'll not working on a source tar.gz
 
Old 03-14-2002, 05:38 PM   #4
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know of any 3rd party software that would make installing tar.gz files a piece of cake? or is doing it the normal way the ONLY way?
 
Old 03-14-2002, 05:49 PM   #5
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huh? it IS easy... you're seriously that much against a few simple console commands??
 
Old 03-14-2002, 05:55 PM   #6
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No, you are right it is easy. Just trying save some key strokes thats all :-)

I'm fine with the way I have to do it, just wondering if there was alternatives.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 05:59 PM   #7
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well, actually now i think of it you can turn a tar.gz into an rpm package aparently, with rpm -ta (or -tb depending) file.tar.gz
 
Old 03-14-2002, 06:17 PM   #8
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Is RPM funtionality in slackware by default?
 
Old 03-14-2002, 06:18 PM   #9
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no. it's almost amusing the way their descriptions of rpm in the installer completely deride a package that they provided for you to install if you really want it.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 06:26 PM   #10
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ok, thanks for all your time :-)

Have a good one
 
  


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