Originally Posted by gapan
But as a general rule/tip: don't try to convert rpm/deb packages to Slackware packages and install them, that is a very nice way to break your system.
Well there was this great little app from Slackware called rpm2tgz and that worked swell for me until now. RPM packages converted with that app never broke my system. But now that app doesn't work anymore, since Slackware uses .txz and there is no such app called rpm2txz yet. Yo! Pat, did you forget something!
What is it that you're missing?
Jeeze. I won't know that yet. I usually run my PC like this when I had KDE3:
Desktop: IceWM, Xscreensaver, KOrganizer (calendar app, runs as a daemon easily reachable from the taskbar), Kmixer (volume control from the taskbar), Idesk (Desktop Icons), and conky.
I have only a cd burner drive (writes to cd-r & cd-rw discs), and I use it to burn TV Shows to SVCD format (using cd-rw discs). Basically it's no different than a VCR and blank tape recording TV shows and watching them later. I reuse the cdrw discs over and over. Anyway that means I use Tovid
, and all that that app requires. Which I already got installed.
What is missing is the good old Emilia Pinball game. I can't even see it on the Slackbuilds.org site. Probably have to go find its source code... Found PySolFC there... got that installed.
I wonder if I will still have problems installing Frozen Bubble again.
Since there is no KDE3 anymore, I'll have to go after Mozilla'a Sunbird. Orage just doesn't cut the mustard for me. Xfburn nicely replaces K3B. Luckily I can still use the IceCC tools to get IceWM to my tastes. But that will not hold forever. IceCC tools uses qt3, and there no sign of fresh updates from that developer. I haven't figured out the Python IceWm Control Panel tools yet. If they even work. I REALLY USE IceWM A LOT, so these apps are important.
I am trying to answer your question. Don't know how well I did. Hope that points you in a direction to an answer.