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Old 12-15-2004, 08:38 PM   #1
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Anyway to Mass-Install a Collection of Packages?


Yes...I'm back and ready for action! I think I already somewhat asked this question but it wasn't answered/asked correctly. I'm using Slackware 10 and it came w/ a 3rd disk full of extra packages under the directory: "extra." Is there anyway I can command my awesome computer to install of the packages in the directory w/o having to go to each folder and installing it? Also, under one of these folders is aspell language add-ons. It says to run aspell-dict.SlackBuild script in the directory. How do I do this? Thanks ahead!
-Galen
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:47 PM   #2
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find /path/to/extras -iname "*.tgz" -exec installpkg {} \;

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:13 PM   #3
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Just type it exactly like that? (Sorry, utter newb)
-Galen
 
Old 12-15-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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yeah, just change "/path/to/extras" to the real path

or alternatively you can do

installpkg /path/to/extras/*/*.tgz
 
Old 12-15-2004, 10:55 PM   #5
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You are the MAN! Now I just have to figure out how to recover from my SWarET "Wipeout." I guess most people don't do current? =) Any tips would be awesome [My Settings Daemon keeps restarting and then just stops trying. My galeon gets the mozilla_five_home error. You name it! But hey, I still have internet and my X works (after I redid xorgconfig)] Thanks soo much again!
-Galen
 
  


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