When I installed Slackware, I deselected a few software sets like KDE and TCL, but now I would like to install KDE (btw, what is TCL for? Is it something important that I should have installed, or is it something like "if you don't know, you don't need it"?). What would be the best way to install the KDE software set and even have a menu to deselect a few packages I know I won't use? Running:
slackpkg install kde
produces a list of kde packages (including the kde language packages), but I don't know if that's everything in the kde set. It seems like it's not, since it's transcending the software set boundaries to provide options for the internationalization packages, too.
slackpkg install kde/*
just returns an error that no packages of this name exist. Eventually I decided to just try to run
slackpkg install slackware
and then deselect some of the software I don't want. Alas, this returns an error that there are no packages with the name "slackware", even though this command is documented in the slackpkg man page as the proper way to install all missing official slackware packages.
So what do I do? I still have my installation DVD, but I don't know how I would get the KDE packages from that installed, and I don't know if slackpkg will maintain those packages (will it?) since I use slackpkg to keep my base system up to date.
Thanks for any help. It will be greatly appreciated.