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Old 02-14-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
dj_dubbbz
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"installpkg: command not found"


Okay, I'm using Debian Sarge with KDE 3.3, and every time I try to install a .tar.gz package using KPackage, I get the following error:
Code:
sh: installpkg: command not found
RESULT=127
What's that about? Google turned up just short of nothing, other than people on other forums telling people to install from RPMS(or DEBS or whatever). I install whatever possible from DEBS, but many packages don't have them available. Any ideas/solutions?
 
Old 02-14-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
tuxrules
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installpkg is a native slackware command used for slackware packages. In order to install a .tar.gz (generally known as source tarball), you need to compile and install it. Refer to the readme/install text files included with the tarball. I am sure you are aware of the debian method of installing packages.
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install <package-name>
Tux,
 
Old 02-14-2006, 05:05 PM   #3
dj_dubbbz
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I know about apt-get, but since I'm running Sarge, I can't get the newest version of the package with apt-get(afaik). I've always been able to install tarballs with KPackage on every other Debian installation I've used. Why is it trying to use a slackware command? I'd rather use KPackage or Synaptic as opposed to manually compiling from the command line. I'm still wondering why it's trying to use installpkg.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 05:10 PM   #4
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I might have got it wrong. I've mostly used Slackware so that was my natural reaction since "installpkg" is a native linux command. I've never used KPackage so I don't know if KPackage uses it or not. I've always compiled from command line and works for me so I haven't looked into GUI's. Hope somebody else answers your question.
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