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Old 08-14-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
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slackware package management


I know that most slackers will compile their own apps, but I want to look at slack and was wandering whether it can work with something like apt, where the packages and deps are fetched for the user? I know that slack can use rpms so am I right in assuming that it should be able to use the APT4RPM?
 
Old 08-14-2003, 05:40 AM   #2
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Oooh, maybe? I've not really come across a slacker that actually uses the RPM function that Patrick includes as an option, so it's a possibility I guess?

As for something like apt for Slackers, I haven't come across anything, HOWEVER... You could look at something like www.linuxpackages.net for updated packages, and maybe setup an intricate system of cron and pkgtool/installpkg of some sort to check against versions and update??? I know there's a few threads about people doing different things like this...

Another option might be to look at distro's that are like slack, but include features that you want, I've been lurking around:
www.archlinux.org
lately and they seem to be exactly that. it's slackware, optimized for i686, and includes a sorta apt feature. It might be worth your time to check it out.



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Old 08-14-2003, 10:37 AM   #3
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You are looking for Swaret. It will fetch from a list of mirrors you specify, and has different levels of automatic operation.

I haven't used it, but some folks like it. Also, there is checkinstall, which helps you create your own packages when you compiling from source.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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FYI...There is a command to convert rpm packages to slack packages

rpm2tgz <filename>

Then use pkgtool to install the slack package.

I have used it and it works fine. Can be real convienient when some people only distribute rpms.
 
Old 08-14-2003, 09:34 PM   #5
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Re: slackware package management

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Originally posted by Vlad_M
I know that most slackers will compile their own apps, but I want to look at slack and was wandering whether it can work with something like apt, where the packages and deps are fetched for the user? I know that slack can use rpms so am I right in assuming that it should be able to use the APT4RPM?
Slackware comes with wget, about the same as apt-get, but some of us slack users are not as lazy as debian-ites, we like to do things for ourselves......LOL
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:58 AM   #6
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I might be wrong, but isn't apt-get quite a bit more in depth than wget. I mean it incorporates quite a bit more into it's functions, such as installing, maintaining a database, saving cache... wget is simply for file retrieval, not for the rest of the tools apt-get has



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Old 08-15-2003, 04:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies guys. I just finished pulling down slack 9.0 and will install it tonight, will let you know how it goes.
 
  


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