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Old 07-13-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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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...

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Old 07-13-2003, 11:20 PM   #2
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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?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:09 AM   #3
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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....
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:21 AM   #4
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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).
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:52 AM   #5
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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...
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:15 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 01:25 AM   #7
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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?

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Old 07-14-2003, 01:34 AM   #8
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thanks guys...

no regrets on linux...
 
Old 07-14-2003, 09:40 AM   #9
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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?

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

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