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Old 11-21-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Installing software (flyback, rsync, sumwars)


Okay I had some success with slackpkg for installing some slack packages which I failed to realise were vital (perl, ruby, python, sql wasn't going to use them for programming) - well vital for KDE
Had to copy them from my cd to harddrive as pkg wouldn't detect my laptop cdrom as /dev/sr0
/dev/cdrom
/dev/cdrom0
/dev/cdrom1
/dev/dvd
/dev/dvd0
/dev/dvd1
as it showed up as:
/dev/s13.37d1
and wouldn't detect that either!

Now I have 3 programs I would like to install

Forget what I used to uncompressed these, I still have the original files so am able to change that.
They are all extracted to /bin

flyback-lucid_0.6.5-1_all.deb
/flyback-lucid_0.6.5-1_all
(I actually forget what this is, suspect it is an archiving tool - think rsync might be better)
the directory contains a few confusing files and no install document.

rsync-3.0.9.tar.gz
/rsync-3.0.9
This directory contains a mammoth amount of files and the Install file says:

To build and install rsync:

$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

You may set the installation directory and other parameters by options
to ./configure. To see them, use:

$ ./configure --help

I tried opening the terminal here and running those commands but that doesn't work and just "configure" says file not found, if I execute configure (which is a shell script !???) nothing seems to happen and the config.log files don't seem to report any errors.
Whenever I open Terminal window I'm never able to change directory - what am I doing wrong?

As for summoning wars, it requires a massive amount of dependecies(which don't seem to even be available for linux!) and no advice that I can find except for Ubuntu (is that the only distribution it works under?).
 
Old 11-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Do you need that specific version of rsync? Slack comes with rsync installed by default. Have you uncommented a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors? If so, they just slackpkg install (pkgname) and you'll have the pkgs you need.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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Do you need that specific version of rsync? Slack comes with rsync installed by default. Have you uncommented a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors? If so, they just slackpkg install (pkgname) and you'll have the pkgs you need.
Oh, that would be great (I hope by mirror I don't require internet - not connected).
 
Old 01-01-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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copy rsync-3.0.9.tar.gz zip to /bin
then right click and select Ark to extract (should end up in a folder here called Rsync-3.0.9) now go into that folder, find clear space to right click and select open terminal here.
The following text was in Install file in that directory:

To build and install rsync:

$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

Don't put those $/# in front.
After doing those 3 things you are set its ready, not too difficult.
 
Old 01-02-2013, 05:22 AM   #5
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You should not have to install rsync from sources... rsync-3.0.9 is part of Slackware 14.
What you need to do before attempting to install packages from your Slackware DVD is mount that DVD - it looks as if you forgot that step.
As root, run something like "mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom" after which you can access your Slackware packages under the "/mnt/cdrom/slackware" directory.
If you edit "/etc/slackpkg/mirrors" and change
Code:
#----------------------------------------------------------------
# Local CD/DVD drive
#----------------------------------------------------------------
#cdrom://media/cdrom/
to
Code:
#----------------------------------------------------------------
# Local CD/DVD drive
#----------------------------------------------------------------
cdrom://mnt/cdrom/
tdocs
then you can use the slackpkg tool to search and install the packages you forgot to install initially.

As for flyback, this program seems to be largely unmaintained and also it has been succeeded by backintime.
We have a SlackBuild script for backintime in the slackbuilds.org repository too, which should make it pretty straight-forward to create and install a package for it.

Eric
 
  


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