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Old 06-05-2009, 02:03 AM   #1
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Slackware64 and ncurses


Hi, I just installed Slackware64 updated to June, 2nd from this site: ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/ISO...ent-ISO-build/.
I noticed that Slackware64 doens't have ncurses, so I got the official slackbuild and I compiled it. After the installation of that package, pkgtool shows a corrupt graphic in the margins of the window. Even uninstalling ncurses, pkgtool still remains corrupt. Now I can understand because Slackware has ncurses, but Slackware64 doesn't have.
Is there a way to use ncurses without corrupting pkgtool? Ncurses are pretty important, furthermore the clear shell command is part of ncurses.

Thanks,

Scorpion77
 
Old 06-05-2009, 02:21 AM   #2
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If you do not have ncurses after installing Slackware64 then you did not install a full slackware64. The ncurses package is located in slackware64-current/slackware64/l/ncurses-5.7-x86_64-2.txz .

I have never experienced display corruption in pkgtool and have not seen bug reports by other people either. Where did you get your copy of slackware64-current?

Eric
 
Old 06-05-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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If you do not have ncurses after installing Slackware64 then you did not install a full slackware64. The ncurses package is located in slackware64-current/slackware64/l/ncurses-5.7-x86_64-2.txz .

I have never experienced display corruption in pkgtool and have not seen bug reports by other people either. Where did you get your copy of slackware64-current?

Eric
Thanks for your reply. Before installing Slackware64 I tried to search ncurses in the official site Slackware Package Browser at http://packages.slackware.it/search....&t=1&q=ncurses, it says your search returned 0 results., but trying with slackware current you get this: http://packages.slackware.it/search....&t=1&q=ncurses, your search returned 4 results.
So I have mistaken to install my package thinking ncurses is not part of Slackware64. I'll try to reinstall Slackware64 to be sure pkgtool doen't have corrupt graphic. I get my copy of Slackware64 here: ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/ISO...ent-ISO-build/ like written in my first post.

Scorpion77
 
Old 06-05-2009, 03:50 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by scorpion77 View Post
Thanks for your reply. Before installing Slackware64 I tried to search ncurses in the official site Slackware Package Browser at http://packages.slackware.it/search....&t=1&q=ncurses, it says your search returned 0 results., but trying with slackware current you get this: http://packages.slackware.it/search....&t=1&q=ncurses, your search returned 4 results.
So I have mistaken to install my package thinking ncurses is not part of Slackware64. I'll try to reinstall Slackware64 to be sure pkgtool doen't have corrupt graphic. I get my copy of Slackware64 here: ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/ISO...ent-ISO-build/ like written in my first post.

Scorpion77
Did you notice the README.TXT file from that site where you got your ISO of Slackware64?
Quote:
** WARNING! **
This is experimental current ISO builds. They are NOT official,
so use at your own risk!

If you have any comments/suggestions/error-reports regarding these ISOs,
let me know so I can improve the build-script!
You'll find the script
at: http://www.slackware.no/makeSlackISOs.sh

New build every Tuesday at 0500 CEST

Enjoy!

larstra (at) ifi uio no
Alien Bob has a mirror-slackware-current.sh script which will download
the Slackware64 sources from an official website to your computer, then
make either CDs and/or a DVD. That's what I did to get official Slackware64
-current. There are NO OFFICIAL ISO images for any Slackware* -current.

The ncurses pkg is on that mirror, so they just messed up building the ISO:
Code:
ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/slackware/slackware_source/l/ncurses/
As for packages.slackware.it, read this thread.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 04:57 AM   #5
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Did you notice the README.TXT file from that site where you got your ISO of Slackware64?

Alien Bob has a mirror-slackware-current.sh script which will download
the Slackware64 sources from an official website to your computer, then
make either CDs and/or a DVD. That's what I did to get official Slackware64
-current. There are NO OFFICIAL ISO images for any Slackware* -current.

The ncurses pkg is on that mirror, so they just messed up building the ISO:
Code:
ftp://ftp.slackware.no/pub/linux/slackware/slackware_source/l/ncurses/
As for packages.slackware.it, read this thread.
Ok, the ISO is correct. Probably my second installation of ncurses messed up Slackware64. After a clean installation of the distro, pkgtool works fine.

Thanks,

Scorpion77
 
  


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