I have a couple of questions regarding dependencies under Slackware... I know that the default Slackware Package management tools do not offer dependency checking at all. This of course is a bit of a shock when you're coming from a distro such as Gentoo or FreeBSD, like myself. However there are lots of things that I do like about Slackware that I don't like about the fore mentioned distro's (mainly Gentoo).
Anyway, not to go too far off topic here, dependencies...
*In Slackware, how do I go about tracking down package dependencies?
*Besides downloading, un-tar, compile and install, are there any other pre-requisites that need to be done per package depedency?
Yes, I am aware of the more automated package managers available such as "Slapt-get"
. However, I am a little more interested in doing this by hand then to have an app take care of it for me. No, I'm not a gluteon for punishment, I'm just a little more interested in what's taking place behind the scenes. After using Gentoo for a couple of years, it would be safe to say that I've gotten a bit hung up on Portage. As usual, any suggestions are always appreciated, thanx....