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You can use tools like swaret, slapt-get etc, but they don't work exactly like pkg_add . Most of the automated tools are not included in the Slack distro by default so you will have to install them seperately.
Originally posted by cavalier The closest there is to an officially approved auto-installer is the slackpkg program. It's in the extras folder in the Slackware tree, and I've been using it for a little bit now with some success.
The only caveat I can give you is to pick a fast, local mirror when you set it up, and to add all the kernel packages to the blacklist.
If you add kernel modules to the blacklist also add alsa packages.
Note that this tools won't get packages not distributed with Slackware. Third party packages needs to be get separately (I think Swaret could get packages from Linuxpackages.net but not sure).