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Old 02-26-2014, 02:17 PM   #166
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[...] Even if the build succeeds, it's still missing essential parts like aqbanking, which are not even on SBo. Sooner or later something on that list above will get updated as requirement for a different package and break Gnucash.

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SlackBuilds.org does have Aqbanking for Slackware 14.1.

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Old 03-01-2014, 04:48 AM   #167
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The office suite can't open the .doc files... And there're no skype and several softwares
 
Old 03-01-2014, 05:07 AM   #168
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The office suite can't open the .doc files... And there're no skype and several softwares
Libre office: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...fice/pkg/14.1/ it's working fine for me and it opens .doc files
Just copy every .txz file from that url into a "folder". After that open terminal and type: installpkg /path_to/folder/* and that should install libreoffice. Another option is to build it yourself from here: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...e/libreoffice/ (you also have to install jdk)
Skype: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/network/skype/ I have it and it works just fine.
Use "sboinstall skype" from terminal after you install sbotools, and that should be enough.
I have mate desktop interface on my slackware 14.1 with all the important applications or substitutes, I had on linux mint, ubuntu or fedora. It takes a while until you find, install and configure your applications to work under slackware, but after you've done that, the satisfaction is guaranteed.

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Old 03-01-2014, 05:42 AM   #169
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(except CRUX maybe)
before I decided to contribute to SlackBuilds.org, I used CRUX for a while and ended up with over 60 ports. Then decided to take a look at the anatomy of a SlackBuild script and realized it was not that scary at all
 
Old 03-01-2014, 06:33 AM   #170
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Skype: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/network/skype/ I have it and it works just fine.
Use "sboinstall skype" from terminal after you install sbotools, and that should be enough.
I have mate desktop interface on my slackware 14.1 with all the important applications or substitutes, I had on linux mint, ubuntu or fedora. It takes a while until you find, install and configure your applications to work under slackware, but after you've done that, the satisfaction is guaranteed.
I need the X86_64 edition, and google earth
 
Old 03-01-2014, 07:16 AM   #171
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There's no 64-bit Skype. If your system is 64-bit, you'll have to make it "multi-lib", also known as "multi-arch", by installing the 32-bit compatibility libraries, see this Wiki article.

For GoogleEarth I don't know.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:43 AM   #172
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There's no 64-bit Skype. If your system is 64-bit, you'll have to make it "multi-lib", also known as "multi-arch", by installing the 32-bit compatibility libraries, see this Wiki article.

For GoogleEarth I don't know.

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I'll try it several months later, and I'm busy preparing a few documents. It's really intresting
 
Old 03-01-2014, 08:13 AM   #173
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there's the package from slacky.eu for Skype for Slackware64. You don't need to have you system multilib, as it already has all necessary libs in a custom location:

http://www.slacky.eu/asche64/pkgs/in...er=17&pkg=2111
 
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I need the X86_64 edition, and google earth
Of course... to pass compatibillity issues between 64-bit and 32-bit architecture you need to read and install the required multilib packages. Here is the link: www.slackware.com/~alien/multilib. I am not using slackware x86_64, but I belive if you follow the tutorial from the above link you will be able in the end, to install 32-bit .tgz or .txz packages, or even compiling 32-bit packages your self.
If I were you I would try that.
And after installing all the compatibillity packages read this: http://dawnrazor.net/sbotools/docume...n/sboinstall1/ .... it tells you how to use sboinstall so you can install 32-bit applications directly from slackbuilds.org with -p|–compat32 option.
Another easy and bad option will also be to download the rpm or deb version of google-earth, and convert it with rpm2tgz or deb2tgz form here: http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html Sometimes it works, other times not...

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:42 AM   #175
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there's the package from slacky.eu for Skype for Slackware64. You don't need to have you system multilib, as it already has all necessary libs in a custom location:

http://www.slacky.eu/asche64/pkgs/in...er=17&pkg=2111
Yep, this is another option, and it is a good one! I have installed it on a system I maintain for a friend, and found that it really works quite well.

So, if Skype was the only 32-bit program you would run on Slackware64, the above mentioned package would be what I would recommend, too. However, if there are more such programs, multi-lib is the way to go, because often there's no "64-bit-runtime enabled" package for a 32-bit program available. E. g., the drivers for my Brother MFC are 32-bit-only. With the compat32-packages installed, the MFC works just fine with Slackware.

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Old 03-02-2014, 09:37 AM   #176
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Hi,

I read this thread a few days ago while in Florida. Forgot about it until I got home.

Real Slackers would support someone who chooses to experiment with something. vdemuth has chosen to try something else for daily usage. Not abandon Slackware since it will still be used on his servers. I do boot other Gnu/Linux at times. Does this make me unfaithful to Slackware? No, just someone who tries out other software on different hardware. Still use Slackware on most of my machines and server hardware.

I do have several diagnostics sets that happen to use a different Gnu/Linux. Bad choice? No, but someone who knows what is needed at the time for a problem. Could I use Slackware? Yes, but I do have 24 hours in a day and decide at the time what is necessary to service a issue for myself or clients. Time is money!

So I say to 'vdemuth', have fun and/if/or when you need help. I will be sure to do everything to help a fellow Slacker.



Have fun!
 
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:34 AM   #177
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More like livin' o'ert brush (as we say in Oldham).
What is the "brush" in this context?
 
Old 03-02-2014, 02:22 PM   #178
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What is the "brush" in this context?
Couples living together, but not married, were/are said to be "living over the brush". Apparently dates back to some weird old sort of informal marriage ceremony where the couple held hands and jumped over a broom held by another couple. Strange, huh?
 
Old 03-03-2014, 05:05 AM   #179
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Couples living together, but not married, were/are said to be "living over the brush". Apparently dates back to some weird old sort of informal marriage ceremony where the couple held hands and jumped over a broom held by another couple. Strange, huh?
Hmm. I'd only heard of jumping the broom in the context of slavery, via the book, Roots.
 
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And there were me thinking t'were 'ticular ter Rochdalers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_broom
 
  


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