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Old 07-22-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help...How do i go about installing stuff


i'm using slackware 9. i downloaded a file divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz off the net. i have been using linux for 3 days only.. just could not seem to get the stuff to install.. maybe i just don't know how... i know the file have been 'tarballed' the most i know is how to untarball it...

Thanks for all your kind help
 
Old 07-22-2003, 11:42 AM   #2
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Did you try Pkgtool or installpkg?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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where are those programes located? can't seem to find them... i only can find kpackage... thats all
 
Old 07-22-2003, 11:59 AM   #4
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Type them in Konsole.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:01 PM   #5
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Pkgtool is pretty easy.
Installpkg works by also adding the name of the file your installing when you type it.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:02 PM   #6
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shaun@Shaun:~$ pkgtool
-bash: pkgtool: command not found
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:04 PM   #7
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haha.. a total newbie...
could u give me the command to ran instead? like what to type and all
Thanks
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:09 PM   #8
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Try this:
First cd to the directory where the divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz is. Then type:
installpkg divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:19 PM   #9
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shaun@Shaun:~$ installpkg divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
-bash: installpkg: command not found


still cannot
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:21 PM   #10
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Did you install everything on the slack cd?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:21 PM   #11
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tried the pkgtool also

shaun@Shaun:~$ pkgtool divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
-bash: pkgtool: command not found

same error
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:22 PM   #12
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yes... install everything... the full...every single stuff
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:25 PM   #13
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Weird. Try searching for them.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:26 PM   #14
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found the problem... i did not do the stupid #SU stuff

new error

root@Shaun:/home/shaun# installpkg divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
Cannot install divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz: package does not end in .tgz
 
Old 07-22-2003, 12:26 PM   #15
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That's because he's a user (he/she no sex intended).

In order to use installpkg or pkgtool you have to be root, it's in /sbin

Also, I wouldn't use pkgtool or installpkg on it because it's not a slackpack but rather a standard tarball (likely anway).

Use:
file filename.tar.gz
Where filename.tar.gz is the name of the file.

Then you will see if it is indeed a slackpack. If not, you should follow these instructions:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=15
And/or these instructions:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

To install and use it.



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