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rajorshi 06-24-2003 07:15 AM

compiling non .tgz packages in slackware
I just installed Slack 9.0. Everything about it is quite great, however I have some questions regarding installing non Slackware-specific packages. Yesterday, I tried installing SuperKaramba 0.27. It installed but at runtime gave an error message about some missing library ( Is this because Slackware does not check for dependencies while installing ? And can anyone tell me where I could find "libfam" package so that SuperKaramba works?
Thanks in advance!

contrasutra 06-24-2003 11:44 AM

Yes, Slackware doesnt check for dependancies.

A google/linux or Freshmeat search will let you find "libfam".

labr@ 06-24-2003 09:45 PM

moses 06-25-2003 12:48 AM

The trick to installing on Slackware (for me) is to do so from source. If the required libraries are missing, and the programmer is any good, then you will get an error at compile time rather than at runtime. . .

tobyl 06-25-2003 02:29 PM

Hi rajorshi,

go here:

you wont be sorry!

I noticed that Superkaramba is here as a package, and I downloaded fam-2.6.10-i686-2.tgz from there yesterday

rajorshi 06-26-2003 12:20 AM

Thanks a ton Tobyl - the link is really gr8!!

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