I'm totally in the dark here, I have just installed slackware 9.1 in the past week, it is running on a p3 500. 512 mb ram. i am very dissapointed with how it is running in kde. it is slow, choppy etc. But thats not the real issue or why i am writing
I am trying to install MySQL 4.0.18. this has it's dependancies as i am finding out... such as fileutils, sh-utils, /bin/sh and /usr/bin/perl.
Thats ok, i am not a complete idiot (only a little) i went searching for these packages. I found fileutils but did it install? no i just untarred it, I must say it is very challenging to install this as it has an install command in the newly created directory but what now? what do i do with all that stuff?
The sh-util is almost impossible to find and how do i satisfy the /bin/sh and /usr/bin/perl requirements? Do i just create those directories? (i don't think so.)
Didn't they think of this when developing slackware 9? I mean we are all the way upto nine right? I have worked in RH9 and i am no expert in any distro, i switched to slack because i was up for these kind of challenges but it just seems to be fighting me EVERY step of the way~!
Is there ONE place where i can download MySQL WITH all its dependancies or maybe just those dependancies in one place...surely someone has thought of this!?
Very frusterated, challenged (which is good) but VERY frusterated.