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Old 09-30-2007, 03:48 AM   #1
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Is there no SLRN for ZenWalk???

I have been playing with Zenwalk, and suprisingly enough, actually kind of liking it.


It appears that there is not a package for it. Three of the mirrors tell me that they have it with Netpkg, but all show as corrupt. Installed a Slackware package with pkgtool and I got a slang dependency error. Installed the slang package and dependencies. When I ran "slrn" I received a "missing" error. Could not find anywhere, but saw where some people had made a link to libslang, but that only gave me a "slrn: undefined symbol: SLang_Error"

Has anyone managed to get SLRN installed on ZenWalk? I found it rather odd that being based off of Slackware that it didn't have the package and that installing the Slackware package didn't work.

Why would pkgtool install SLRN when it's most basic dependency "slang" was missing?

Any Slackware/ZenWalk experts have an idea why I'm having these troubles? I'm stuck.

Old 09-30-2007, 05:42 AM   #2
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pkgtool does not really know about dependencies, it just installs a bunch of files into defined directories.

Did you call ldconfig after installing slang?

And as far as I know, the idea of zenwalk is "one application for one purpose" so I assume they simply added a different newsreader instead of slrn.
Old 10-29-2007, 03:54 AM   #3
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There is a bit of movement recently with slrn. Perhaps you might like to try the subversion slrn:

svn co slrn
If you have trouble with the system S-Lang you can always install a local S-Lang:

tar xzvf slang-2.1.2.tar.gz
cd slang-2.1.2
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/libslang
make install-static
make install
and then ensure that slrn is compiled against this. For the svn version of slrn you would use:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-slang=/usr/local/libslang
make install
while for previous versions of slrn you would use:

/configure \
--with-slang-library=/usr/local/libslang/lib \
--with-slang-includes=/usr/local/libslang/include \
make install
Hope this helps,



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