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Old 02-09-2004, 01:35 PM   #1
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Installing a pkg


Howdy 1337's here's an easy question for you, or at least I hope so +_+

I want to install the aMSN pkg but how do I start "pkgtool" and is there another way of installing a tgz file? Thanks!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:43 PM   #2
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ummm, have you typed `pkgtool` at a command line?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:43 PM   #3
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At a command prompt as root, type
Code:
pkgtool
to start pktool.

Another way of installing packages is, as a command prompt as root,
Code:
installpkg nameofpackage.tgz
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:09 PM   #4
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It tells me

bash-2.05b$ pkgtool
bash: pkgtool: command not found
bash-2.05b$ installpkg amsn.tgz
bash: installpkg: command not found


U c? I must be making some ultra n00b mistake now...
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:20 PM   #5
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Are you logged in as root? Only root can install new packages.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Grisnak
It tells me

bash-2.05b$ pkgtool
bash: pkgtool: command not found
bash-2.05b$ installpkg amsn.tgz
bash: installpkg: command not found


U c? I must be making some ultra n00b mistake now...
Try typing "su" and then your root password (when it asks for the password) in the command shell first, then "installpkg amsn.tgz" from the directory that contains the tgz file.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:21 PM   #7
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No Im not logged on as root, that kinda explains it Ill try that thx!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:29 PM   #8
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That wasn't the problem, it just tells me that .tgz isnt a package format
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:37 PM   #9
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Then it most likely isn't a Slackware package. You'll have to extract the contents and then compile the source. But before going through all that, what is it that your trying to install? There's a good chance that a Slackware package for it has already been made. Check LinuxPackages to see.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:47 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Nis
Then it most likely isn't a Slackware package. You'll have to extract the contents and then compile the source. But before going through all that, what is it that your trying to install? There's a good chance that a Slackware package for it has already been made. Check LinuxPackages to see.
You can snag the slackware package here
 
Old 02-10-2004, 01:56 AM   #11
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Thanks! I'll try that!
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:51 AM   #12
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You can also try the following: Unpack the archive in your home. You should have a folder called msn there now. cd in to the folder and type wish amsn or ./amsn. Thats the way I do it...
 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:36 AM   #13
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I now managed to open pkgtool and installed the package but where is it installed? It didnt prompt me where to install it 0_0
 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:40 AM   #14
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Oh wait, I made it work by clicking an old icon from the time when it didnt work, THX every1!!!! weee!!!
 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:40 AM   #15
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It is probably in /usr/bin
if its not there try "locate amsn"
 
  


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