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Krix 04-27-2003 02:22 AM

slackware dependencies ???
I`m trying to install "Gaim" msger, i`m running slack, and it have a lot of dependencies, with slackware is there a quicker way to grab all the files instead of searching them out singlely ?????


saiz66 04-27-2003 03:09 AM

i thought slackware already came with gaim.. try going into gnome.. gaim is there for sure!

Allen614 04-27-2003 03:42 AM

Errr What dependencies? File names? A little more info would help.

Krix 04-27-2003 05:02 AM

i only have kde installed,
unsatisfied dependencies
gtk2 >= 2.0.0, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I think debian has something like Apt-get ? / is there a slackware eq ?

Allen614 04-27-2003 05:22 AM

Try a search for Dropline Gnome. It will download and install Gnome 2. If you're using Slack 9.0 the packages are on the CD.

Allen614 04-27-2003 05:26 AM

Actually, if you would reinstall Slack with the "FULL" option it would probably save a lot of time and trouble.

Krix 04-27-2003 09:16 PM

thanks allen - i`ll give it ago.

Tinkster 04-27-2003 09:51 PM

/me coughs ...

Why re-install?

Just mount the cd, and from there
as root do your

installpkg </path/to/cd>/slackware/gnome/*.tgz
installpkg </path/to/cd>/slackware/l/*.tgz

(just in case that not all gnome libs sit in the
gnome directory)


shreev 04-28-2003 12:51 AM

U could try compiling gaim 0.61 - compiled without a problem. The slackware 9 cd has the Gaim 0.6cvs version only.
Gaim 0.61 compiled perfectly - no dependencies... :D

Hope this helps.

kater 04-28-2003 05:11 AM

Install the Gtk and Gnome stuff...

.oO( *LOL* Re-install )Oo.

jtshaw 04-28-2003 11:05 AM

As far as all those dependencies are concerned, are you trying to install off an rpm or something? Even without installing gnome on Slackware you should have most, if not all those libraries installed on your system.

Slackware includes the rpm system but because all the libraries weren't installed with it you can't use rpm to check dependencies. When you install new programs it is best to actually build them from source. I recommend just getting gaim out of the cvs tree and installing it. There are instructions at Click on the CVS button on the right hand side of the screen.


linux_tricky 10-09-2003 10:04 AM

can u tell me what packege/packages include libatk an libXm??

linuxJaver 10-09-2003 10:50 AM

As allan614 said, u might have to install full, or at least also have that gnome package installed to come away from that dependencieslemes ..

I installed gaim 0.70 binary, it runs, but with minimal features.. and on the console I see many warning or errors reported, but now I know wut is going wrong, I've no kde, no gnome installed ..

flamesrock 10-09-2003 02:27 PM

have you considered precompile .tgz files?

If so, all you need is the proper libraries which can be found on cd or on ftp mirrors.

linuxJaver 10-10-2003 12:14 AM

Yeah, I think so, but am abit to silly now to findout where those library reside, "grep <libname> path2-MANIFEST-file" will dig it out I bet ..

Just gonna point out, for stress less Desktop-Installation one might consider "full instalation" then just do a little comment-out those not needed services in ./etc/rc.d, /etc/{initab,inet..} rather than minimal/selected installation n experience few thing not worked ..

It is even worser if one don't know that the dependencieslemos is the cause for something not working. He/she will even think slack9.1 suck ..

Btw 3gb should be enough for the full Desktop-Installation, surely for installing slack for server purpose, minimal installation absolutely prefered, for easy maintaining n security reason .., isn't it so (peace ..) ?

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