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Old 03-17-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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how to install programs on slackware 10.2


I know this is a really really newb question but i cant get thing to install on slack, I've tried the install pkg but it just give me:

-bash: installpkg: command not found

What am i doing wrong?
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:35 AM   #2
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You need to be root to use installpkg, so use the su command first and then installpkg.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 01:39 AM   #3
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ok so i got that fixed heres another question along the same lines how to i turn a .tar file into a tgz file
 
Old 03-17-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
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That I don't know but couln't you just install it in more "traditional" way.
1. Untar it
2. ./configure
3. make
4. make install
5. make clean

Make sure you read the INSTALL documentation first though.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 03:43 AM   #5
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Maybe u could go into more detail for me with that?
 
Old 03-17-2006, 04:20 AM   #6
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You need to read this thread in the Slackware forum, it's called This is how I do it all. Lots of good info in that thread, but it's a long read.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 04:27 AM   #7
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Alright thanks ill do that and i read technical stuff all the time so it shouldnt be a problem.



alright I've gone through that maybe i missed something but it didnt say anything about what Zmyrgel talked about.

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Old 03-17-2006, 04:49 AM   #8
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ok so i got that fixed heres another question along the same lines how to i turn a .tar file into a tgz file
gzip file.tar
mv file.tar.gz file.tgz

In other words once you gzip a tar file it is the same as a tgz file. The extensions .tgz and .tar.gz are just 2 ways of denoting the same type of file.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 05:18 AM   #9
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Hey thanks i couldn't have gotten a better answer then that
 
  


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