[SOLVED] Can someone help clarify this for me? Concerning making a DVD iso...
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To do that you need a local copy of the Slackware repository you want to use.
After you have downloaded the repository you can launch those commands (you don't need to adapth the for Slackware64 -current).
But it is much easier to just use AlienBobs's mirror-slackware-current-script, it automates all the tasks for you.
This is a couple of days old, but I don't know who's server it actually is. Googling shows several places the iso can be downloaded. Like Tobi said though, the easiest way I know is to just use Eric's script which will generate the iso's for you.
That's what I need. I had just gone to the mirrors via Slackware.com and was looking from there.
By the way, assuming I get my networking going from this iso, what command do I issue to update the system? Is slapt-get a default package management in Slackware? I have only used it to install things in Salix. So could I run slapt-get update perhaps in slackware?
Have a look inside the script, it is well documented.
If you look inside the script you can see that you can invoke it with the -a option to specify which architecture you want, so in your case try it with
./mirror-slackware-current.sh -a X86_64
Alternatively you can change the ARCH variable in the script or set it on the commandline to the wanted architecture.
Hmm... I tried the above shell script adjustment and got an error. What should I do?
root[Downloads]# ./mirror-slackware-current.sh -a x86.64
Mon Jun 4 12:45:08 CDT 2012 : Cannot find slackware-current directory:
Use '-f' parameter to force the creation of this directory.
Exactly what is mentioned there:The script expects to be some directories to be in place. If they aren't it asks you to start the script with the -f option added, which causes the script to create those directories.