Does script exist that automates slack install with pre-selectable pkgs?
OK, I'm trying to pare down slack to fluxbox and some apps,etc on a Qemu vhd dual-booting with DSL.
Being that this is a process of trial and error; I am spending most of my time re-installing anew and having to pick individual pkgs,etc
I know I can use tagfiles, bbut was wondering if there was a script to do this
OR how to make a script that has all pkg's from 12.2 DVD that autoinstalls with the option of editing the script so that individual pkgs can be autoinstalled repeatedly-
meaning I screw the vhd up and want to start another install I just use the script and it does it's thing for me.
I would have to somehow include the script into the DVD yes?
Any help appreciated.
Well, I gues the tagfiles will work-so now i just remove pkg's from the tagfiles for each section I don't want and remove those pkg's from the DVD and then re-create the DVD-
is that all I have to do?
I am using the portable-qemu to run a dual-booting vhd with slack and dsl + swap
on a now 2.2GB vhd "qemu-img create vhd 2200M"
here's the install script-
DSL doesn't install lilo correctly but grub installs fine.
( dsl-frugal-grub or frugal-lilo )
DSL also doesn't install lilo correctly on HD install, but grub is good.
Slack installs lilo correctly using expert config, but How to add
dsl on hda2 to lilo.conf?
I know grub mostly....
OK, taken from the "N" pkg folder tagfile what do the abbreviations mean-
I assume ADD means add it, and OPT means optional, but does REC mean required or what?
Also, what do I put there if I don't want that pkg installed?
Can I just remove that pkg and remove it from the tagfile list?
The Slackware Book has information on tagfiles - it will be useful. I have supplied a link to an online version but it is included on the Slackware DVD/CD's. It's well worth reading.
When you perform an install from the DVD/CDs, I believe therre is an option to select a different tagfile location. Been a while since I looked, however.
Same link as above, but refer to Table 17.1 in section 17.4.2:
ADD: A package marked by this flag will automatically be installed
SKP: A package marked by this flag will automatically be skipped
REC: Ask the user what to do, recommend installation of the package.
OPT: Ask the user what to do, the package will be described as optional.
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