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Old 08-13-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
abdul_ado
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Question installed packages


hello all

I am trying to figure out what packages I have installed on my system, I have just done an install of slackware 10.1 and am loving the linux experience thus far, I am trying to install the qtez 0.93 package and when I run the configure command it spits up the usual checking this and checking that and then it comes up with a list of dependencies.

2 questions:
1) is this just the software that I need to install on my system to get it working or is it a list of ALL the dependencies

2) how do I get a list of the packages currently installed on my system (if possible)

(this is where you look at your screen shake your head and call me a n00b)
 
Old 08-13-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: installed packages

1. What do you mean? What's the difference between "the software... to get it working" and "ALL the dependencies"? Surely the dependencies are the things you need to install to get it working?

2. Look in /var/log/packages - all the packages installed will be there.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:32 PM   #3
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Quote:
1) is this just the software that I need to install on my system to get it working or is it a list of ALL the dependencies
Install what the configure script told you need for that package.

Quote:
2) how do I get a list of the packages currently installed on my system (if possible)
As root run...

Code:
pkgtool
And look under "View" It'll show a list of all packages installed on your box.


Last edited by Linux~Powered; 08-13-2005 at 01:34 PM.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
abdul_ado
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sorry people

i come from a windows background, when i say software i mean packages, i will try and keep it concice in future, i know it helps you help me.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 11:46 AM   #5
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Please notice that pkgtool shows you what packages in the Slackware-tgz format you have installed on your system. If you install new software from source without building a package yourself (e. g. if you install with "configure && make && make install) this piece of software won't show up in pkgtool. You will have to keep track of it yourself.
 
  


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