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alixx 07-13-2003 11:10 PM

slack 8 packages in slack 9
 
can i safely use a .tgz package from a slack 8 cd to a slack 9 system???

or any tgz for that matter...

thanks...

ali

Locura 07-13-2003 11:20 PM

I have heard that there are some cases in which you should not. However, to install apps like Electric Eyes and grip, I needed the gnome-libs package, which is not included with Slack 9. I installed the package from the Slack 8.1 mirrors, and it worked fine. So, I guess my question is, what is it that you want to install from Slack 8?

alixx 07-14-2003 12:09 AM

i was just looking at some of the packages placed on the linuxmafia.org recently and i saw some packages still without an available slack 9 version... only 7, 8 and 8.1...

i was actually wondering if i could download the same and install them on my computer (slack 9)....

but in line with your statement..

i wanted to install gnucash (recent version) on my slack 9 but unfortunately it is based on an earlier version of gnome and not gnome 2... what can i do to install it? should i get the libraries of gnome from slack 8.1???

thanks....

Locura 07-14-2003 12:21 AM

Well, do you know what libraries you need? If gnucash is based on the Gnome 1.4 stuff, then you may need the gnome-libs-1.4.1.7 package from Slack 8.1. You can install that using installpkg (as root of course).

alixx 07-14-2003 12:52 AM

if i install the libraries of gnome 1.4, will it affect my gnome 2 configuration???

thanks... you are very helpful... i will surely try this later...

contrasutra 07-14-2003 01:15 AM

No, it will not. They can live side by side.

Gnom 1.x and gnome 2.x are treated as two seperate programs for all intents and purposes.

MasterC 07-14-2003 01:25 AM

What about gcc 2.95 vs 3.2 ? Won't this cause problems since Slack 8.1 used the old version to compile it apps, and slackpacks are in fact precompiled binaries?

Cool

alixx 07-14-2003 01:34 AM

thanks guys...

no regrets on linux...

lyle_s 07-14-2003 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by MasterC
What about gcc 2.95 vs 3.2 ? Won't this cause problems since Slack 8.1 used the old version to compile it apps, and slackpacks are in fact precompiled binaries?

Cool

Yes, if the application in question is written in C++. The way C++ programs link changed between gcc 2 and gcc 3.

Lyle


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