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Old 04-23-2004, 03:16 AM   #1
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How can we pass arguments to installpkg ?

Hi everybody !

I want to install gtkfb, the gtk on framebuffer librairie on my slackware.
I cannot download the tar.gz source file for gtk+, so I would like to use installpkg.

In the case of the source file, quite the only thing to do is to pass an argument to ./configure like that :

./configure --with-gdktarget=linux-fb
Is it possible to do the same thing with installpkg ?

If that option cannot be passed, is there a configuration file to modify ?

Thanks in advance !
Old 04-23-2004, 04:56 AM   #2
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installpkg is a tool to install binary files,
./configure --with-gdktarget=linux-fb is done during compiling.

so I think it can't.
Old 04-23-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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OK, so I have another question about installpkg : I want to install a software on another disk than my root disk, to prepare a system.
I need some librairies that are binairies for my slackware, and I don't want to install for example linpng on my root system but on the other one, is it possible ?

I mean, is it possible to specify another directory to install the package ?
Old 04-23-2004, 07:43 PM   #4
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Not sure I fully understand your question.
Anyway you can install a package in a "non standard" directory, but not by installpkg.
You must choose the install path while you're compiling the sources, by
./configure --prefix=/path/to/your/dir
or editing the Makefile produced by "configure" after.
this will enable then installpkg to install the package in different directory.
But, you must consider /path/to/your/dir will not be included into your enviroment variable and however you have to export it,if you want to be able to start the program.
More or less the same you if want to define some libraries in a "non standard" path.
You must specify them while compiling from sources by
./configure --with-libraries=/path/to/your/lib
This to suggest you not do that unless scrictly necessary
Hope this helps


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