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Old 11-12-2003, 04:28 AM   #1
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installpkg question


# [ROOT=<path>] installpkg [option] <package name>...

Does ROOT mean the directory that it is in. So if I download mplayer.tar.gz
in my home directory of bob would it be the following

/home/bob installpkg -m mplayer.tar.gz

Or is this done another way
 
Old 11-12-2003, 05:08 AM   #2
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Put mplayer.tar.gz somewhere, cd there, and as root type pkgtool, select current location. It will find and install.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 05:17 AM   #3
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ok and that was just a sample I made up sorry, but I will try
 
Old 11-13-2003, 09:22 PM   #4
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Ok I downloaded a game lbreakout When I type pkgtool it brings up the program. I click install from current directory. Before typing pkgtool I move to the directory the tar.gz is. Still the same results. I tried un tar it and still no results. Am I missing something?
 
Old 11-13-2003, 09:53 PM   #5
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Slackware packages come in the .tgz format. You can't install a package from a tar.gz file. You have to compile and install it from source (which is what is inside the tar.gz file).
 
Old 11-13-2003, 10:02 PM   #6
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Yes, that's correct, tgz.
Note to self, "read what you read."

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Only a dull person can spell a word one way.

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