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Old 02-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #16
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Why not follow the recommended procedure? Why not install KDE even if you plan to use Xfce as your WM? What do you hope to gain by a basic install except hard drive space?
I didn't want to install any of it that was all, I'm running twm on an old laptop and it does me just fine that way. Besides, I followed the recommended procedure on the family computer where we all use xfce and we have menus cluttered with kthis and kthat. If I could be bothered I would go in and edit all the desktop files to nodisplay but it would have been a lot easier to just deselect kde* on install which I'm sure a lot of people do.

As I said, I realise that generally support on here assumes a full install and I readily accept that, I'm not asking for help with a system problem, I was just querying something about the functionality of slackpkg really.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #17
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There's metadata associated with each slackbuild that has that information in it. It's the package_name.info file, which contains something like (taking 14.1's libvirt SlackBuild as an example):
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PRGNAM="libvirt-python"
VERSION="1.2.1"
HOMEPAGE="http://libvirt.org"
DOWNLOAD="http://libvirt.org/sources/python/libvirt-python-1.2.1.tar.gz"
MD5SUM="e1effd6007b2ebd5d024c6c3838456fb"
DOWNLOAD_x86_64=""
MD5SUM_x86_64=""
REQUIRES="libvirt"
MAINTAINER="Robby Workman"
EMAIL="rworkman@slackbuilds.org"
If you really want that functionality, then you should consider using slapt-get as well as one of the slapt-get repositories where someone's done that analysis for a standard slackware distribution. Like this one (look at the contents of PACKAGES.TXT at the link).
That's a good one too, I could simply download and grep PACKAGES.TXT for whatever I was interested in. Thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #18
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I didn't want to install any of it that was all, I'm running twm on an old laptop and it does me just fine that way. Besides, I followed the recommended procedure on the family computer where we all use xfce and we have menus cluttered with kthis and kthat. If I could be bothered I would go in and edit all the desktop files to nodisplay but it would have been a lot easier to just deselect kde* on install which I'm sure a lot of people do.

As I said, I realise that generally support on here assumes a full install and I readily accept that, I'm not asking for help with a system problem, I was just querying something about the functionality of slackpkg really.
Thanks for your considered reply. I'm always interested in how people choose to continue to use old machines effectively. I'm also fond of Xfce but at least half the apps I use in it are "k-something".

For my oldest laptop I'm still using Slackware 12.2 w/ KDE 3.5 but at some point I assume that will become limiting. Hopefully that will coincide with new laptop time
 
Old 02-03-2014, 08:04 PM   #19
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For my oldest laptop I'm still using Slackware 12.2 w/ KDE 3.5 but at some point I assume that will become limiting. Hopefully that will coincide with new laptop time
Depends on how you define limiting. Slackware 12.2 was EOLed on 2013-12-09, so you are already limited to not getting security updates.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:14 PM   #20
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Depends on how you define limiting. Slackware 12.2 was EOLed on 2013-12-09, so you are already limited to not getting security updates.
Actually, to be completely honest, with 2 hardware firewalls and iptables on each box plus rkhunter run at routine intervals, I don't worry about security updates much on home boxes. This is an ever-changing landscape so maybe one day I will have to increase my security habits at home.

For now though, the limitations are minimal since internally it does all I need it to do. It just becomes increasingly a standalone box because everything is just faster and more powerful on my main box. Whether intranet or usb device, there is just very little need to connect it to the outside world.

Also as phones become more powerful, laptops for me become less useful. I tend to now choose either phone or desktop. I'm nearly at the point where the only reason I keep it is because it would just hurt to toss out a working machine.... that and the nagging notion that the following week I would need it LOL.
 
Old 02-04-2014, 09:10 AM   #21
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Slackware dependencies:
http://download.salixos.org/x86_64/s...1/PACKAGES.TXT
 
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