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Old 05-24-2003, 06:37 PM   #1
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quick questions on installlpkg not found.


im at school and this question has been bothering me.

i tried to install a .tgz file with the installpkg command but it says command not found. isnt it installed bt default on slack9? can i just load the slackware cd and install it?

and is there a way to install a tgz without the installpkg command
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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use 'locate' command to see if you can find any files for installpkg
if you cant find any then you need to install it.

.tgz is an archive. you can unpack it and then read the INSTALL file or README file for furthur directions

to unpack it 'tar -zxvf packagename' in the command line
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:10 PM   #3
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Well, not quite (AFAIK).

There isn't likely going to be any README/INSTALL files if it's a slackpack tarball archive. You can unpack it still, and just copy the contents of the directories into the directories they are listed (such as lib) HOWEVER...

That's really not a good idea, you'd be better off using a standard tar.gz tarball to make and make install with. As for "installpkg" you have to be root to do that. And yes, you can just install it from the slackCD, but it should have been installed by default (pkgtool is sorta the de facto in slackware package management).

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Old 05-25-2003, 08:47 PM   #4
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thanks guys. i just installed it manually accroding to the dir's given. =)
 
Old 05-25-2003, 09:00 PM   #5
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FYI, by doing that you won't be able to use the "pkgtool" feature of removepkg to uninstall the application.

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