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Old 11-10-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
anoraxis
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Trouble installing debian packages


i can't install debian packages in slackware bacuse "the file is not valid ". what can i do???
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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The most important questions is, how are you trying to install the Debian packages?

The only thing more important than that question, is "why are you trying to install Debian packages on Slackware"?
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Please help. I can't install an RPM on my Windows 98 system.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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Please help. I can't install an RPM on my Windows 98 system.
RTFM before asking questions like these
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:53 AM   #5
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I think you missed the inherent sarcasm in rworkman's post
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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This is probably why Slackware users are labelled 'elitist'.

In short (because I don't have much time): you can't and shouldn't install Debain (.deb) packages in Slackware -- at least not with extra steps. What application are you trying to install? It is likely available somewhere else as a Slackware .tgz package or as a SlackBuild. Installing .deb or .rpm packages in Slackware can make things messy (since they were created for other distributions that may do things differently than Slackware), and they may not even work because of that. If you *have* to use that package, then I can give you some information about getting .deb packages to work in Slackware; however, I don't have a single .deb or .rpm package on my Slackware installation and never will. It would be beneficial to you to post which package you are trying to install so we can help you find another Slackware-friendly package. I would usually post links like slackbuilds.org, slacky.eu, rworkman's repo, Alien Bob's repo and (cautiously) linuxpackages.net; however, I don't have the time to write a nice detailed reply right now.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 11:58 AM   #7
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I have the feeling anoraxis is just making fun of us
 
Old 11-10-2008, 12:10 PM   #8
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i can't install debian packages in slackware bacuse "the file is not valid ". what can i do???
Easy - install Debian
 
Old 11-10-2008, 12:35 PM   #9
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I think you missed the inherent sarcasm in rworkman's post
I think you missed his
 
Old 11-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #10
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Easy - install Debian
For Pete's sake, don't do that. There are enough lost newbies already doing it. We don't want no more.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 12:59 PM   #11
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For Pete's sake, don't do that. There are enough lost newbies already doing it. We don't want no more.
We should collaborate on this then. Where should we send them? </evil_laugh> ;-)
 
Old 11-10-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
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We should collaborate on this then. Where should we send them? </evil_laugh> ;-)
I hear the Ubuntu pit has a fair bit of extra room...
 
Old 11-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #13
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Please help. I can't install an RPM on my Windows 98 system.

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-10-2008, 01:49 PM   #14
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I think things would have been a little different if he were trying to install an RPM, since Slackware does have support for that, as well as rpm2tgz. Oh well.
 
Old 11-10-2008, 02:54 PM   #15
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I think you missed the inherent sarcasm in rworkman's post
Actually, I think you missed the irony in Mannynix's post! ;-)
 
  


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