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Old 07-12-2003, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question re install from CD's

Please pardon what is probably a simple question. I just switched over to Slack 9.0 for my main system but cannot figure out how to install additional packages (from my CD's). Is there a list of what is available? I even tried the Slack page but whatever I type in comes up blank. Thanks for the help.
Old 07-12-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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Just su and run pkgtool, select other, and point it at your cdrom drive. For what you have you can use pkgtool or 'ls /var/log/packages'. For what all you can get, just view the directories on your disk, I guess.
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The packages are listed in PACKAGES.TXT in the CD and the file location is in FILELIST.TXT.
In addition to what digiot said, you can install the packages by:
installpkg [packagename].tgz
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Thanks for the help (and patience).


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