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Old 01-07-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
N_A_J_M
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dependencies - package management ?


Hi guys...

I am about to download slack 9.1 but i have just one question.. in the past i have used slack 8.1 and what can i say its definetly the best distro!
the only problem i ever had was that when i downloaded some app i always had to try to work out what other dependencies were required before the thing would compile and install....now this is probably due to me not knowing enough to work it out before i installed it.

I was just wondering is there some sort of package management system that comes with slack 9.1? just something to see exactly what libraries etc i have installed...

cheers
Jurgen
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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there is a program called slapt-get & swaret, one of them has the ability to check dependencies and... download the misssing dependencies and install them..

i forget which one does.. maybe both of them. I happen to use both of them.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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I use Swaret. It does dependencies.

I love it. Go to www.swaret.org and click the download link

After that navigate to the directory you put the install in. To install type:
installpkg swaret-1.6.0-noarch-5.tgz
and hit Enter.

Peace,
Whitehat

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:41 PM   #4
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swaret checks dependencies, don't know about apt-get

swaret rocks !
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:18 PM   #5
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awesome! cheers guys...thats has me sticking with slack for life!!

Nice one!
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #6
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also i know this is off topic, but i notice on the ftp i am downloading slack from : ftp://ftp.ihug.co.nz/Linux/CD-images/Slackware-9.1/

there are 2 cd images - disk 1 and disk 2... in the past i have only downloaded one disk for slack... do i need the second one?

cheers
 
Old 01-07-2004, 07:40 PM   #7
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The second disk has gnome and kde and a few other minor bits and pieces... if you don't want to use either of them or their apps then you don't need it.
 
  


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