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Hello guys, im new in slackware distribution and i have two dudes about this distribution.
Hey guys, I'm new to slackware and I have a couple of questions about this distribution.
The first is that I installed slackware on an old pc I have to do testing, installation was a breeze, no problem, but when I do a "slackpkg install libreoffice" or "slackpkg install lxde" or "slackpkg install openbox "slackpkg tells me that there are no such packages, I've tried to change mirror for that and maybe if I get the same result. I know there are the famous slackbuils, indeed, I have used to compile with libreoffice success, but I find it strange that in the official repositories of slackware not exist as basic packages, and not if so or if I'm doing something wrong.
Another question that I have is that before installing slackware had always read that slackpkg not resolve dependencies, however, I made a "slackpkg install gcc" and "slackpkg install perl" and the packages have been installed successfully without me having to do anything at hand.
Thanks in advance and forgive my ignorance, I am completely new to this distribution.
If you want third-party packages you should go for www.slackbuilds.org, also search for sbopkg. There you can install libreoffice, vlc, openbox, etc.
Anothrer place I would advise you to look is alien's bob repository.
Edit: look for slackpkgplus too, it is like an addon for slackpkg. Then, you can use slackpkg with third party repos (like alien's one) and sbopkg for slackbuilds and you can have pretty much everything you might need.
Last edited by moisespedro; 02-05-2014 at 06:11 AM.