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Old 04-20-2004, 12:38 AM   #1
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Getting specific packages with slapt-get


Hi, newbie question here-

I am using slapt-get to get packages. I want to get Python, but if i do

slapt-get --search python

I get pages of results eg:
python 2.3.1-i486-1 [inst=no]: python (object-oriented interpreted programming language)
python-demo 2.3.1-noarch-1 [inst=no]: python-demo (Sample Python programs)
python-tools 2.3.1-noarch-1 [inst=no]: python-tools (Tools for building or extending Python)
kdebindings 3.2.1-i486-1 [inst=no]: kdebindings
etc etc....

how can I specify WHICH one I want? If I do

slapt-get --search "python 2.3.1-i486-1"

it doesnt find anything. How do you do expressions with slapt-get?

Thanks
 
Old 04-20-2004, 01:42 AM   #2
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add a pipe after the command or do a man slap-get
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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Sorry, I dont think I explained that fully. What I need is to be able to specify one of the options to install - like:

slapt-get --install "python 2.3.etcetc"

There is nothing in the man pages about it - it just says to use:

slapt-get --install [expression]

And i dont know what an [expression] looks like! Im assuming its a regular expression, but I dont know what format it would be in.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:08 AM   #4
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slapt-get --install python* should do the trick.
 
  


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