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i just installed slackware 9.1 after configuring it 3 other times. i have also installed programs before i re-installed it. im tires of losing my software and configuration files.
what i did was i created a folder called "extended distro". and make a sub-folder called "pkgs". i put all my .tgz and .tar.gz files in there. what i want to know is if there's a way i can create a script that will untar all those files into their current directories, automatically configure, make, and install the programs (the .tar.gz ones, not .tgz). And for the .tgz files, just a scrit that will automatically take multiple .tgz files, and install those
is this possible, and where can i learn to do it? can someone here make it for all the lazy people like me?
basically, all the extended packages are just packages that's been missing from slackware, like: wings3D, blender, MPlayer, dvd codecs, wine, and a few games like armagetron & tuxracer.
The first thing you need to rid of mate is that
re-install mentality from windows days ....
The second thing you need is checkinstall :}
It replaces the "make install" step of soucre-
tarballs and creates a slack-pack instead that
(it's being installed as well) you can tuck
away for later use ... and as for the utility
that installs several slack-packs: it's called
installpkg and is part of Slacks package tools.
wow, kool. i didnt know installpkg could install multiple .tgz files at once.
but, some arent .tgz. so for those, i do "./configure" then when thats done, do "make" then, DONT do make install, but instead do "checkinstall"? and this will make a slackware installable .tgz file? is this correct?
thats some amazing stuff, im very glad i came over from suse 9. im a lot happier now. thanks for the help guys.
YAY! im starting to figure sstuff out...and its all thanks to slackware. oh, and you guys fr helping me out.
as most of you probably know, i can from suse 9, which was all automated and didnt offer me to do stuff like this. maybe it did, but i didnt really care at the time. but, slackware's proven itself worthy for my laptop, and im loving every minute of it.
as for my config files, how would i write a script that will do something like: "cp /mnt/cdrom/configs/wine.cfg /home/dave/.wine" ? and do that with multiple config files for different programs? like as soon as i execute the script, it automatically runs line-by-line the copy commands?