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slackpkg will download the package for you and install it. This only works if the package is part of the official Slackware repository.
installpkg can install any Slackware package, but it has to be present locally.
Slackpkg is a tool for those who want to easily install or upgrade packages via the network. With slackpkg, you can have a minimal
installation of Slackware Linux and install/upgrade only those packages you need most.
You don't need to setup NFS or make dozens of CDs for all your computers; all you need to do is to type one command and all of the lat-
est official Slackware packages will be at your fingertips.
Installation of a package is very simple. You need only type:
# slackpkg install package
and the package will be downloaded and installed.
You can't use the "install" option to install an already installed package, but you may reinstall or upgrade it.
For slackpkg you can install via the network or repository mirror. As stated above you have flexibility. Once you select the mirror or local tree you can easily do installs. You may need to setup other config files. Read the 'man' pages!
Thank you onebuck.
I apologize for not checking the man pages first.
I feel guilty for making a thread because of this simple question...
No need to apologize, sometimes we all miss the obvious. 'man' pages are beneficial source of information.
No need to feel guilty about this, you were not aware of the functionality of the commands and it's justifiable to post queries to get answers. Sharing is important, I am sure there are other members who read these type post(s) and are very thankful for the query & feedback.
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