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Old 11-26-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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What is the easiest way to install packages on slackware?


What is the easiest way to install packages on slackware?

root@slack:~# up2date
-bash: up2date: command not found
root@slack:~# apt-get install perl
-bash: apt-get: command not found
root@slack:~# yum install perl
-bash: yum: command not found
root@slack:~#
 
Old 11-26-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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Try pkgtool on the command line. There is also installpkg, upgradepkg, and removepkg, but you might want to check out the man pages for these first. If you are looking for something more automagical, google swaret or slapt-get.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:13 PM   #3
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Take a look at slackpkg. It's in the extra directory of the Slackware set.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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I have found Kpackage works quite well with Slackware packages.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 09:51 AM   #5
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Re: What is the easiest way to install packages on slackware?

Quote:
Originally posted by abefroman
What is the easiest way to install packages on slackware?

root@slack:~# up2date
-bash: up2date: command not found
root@slack:~# apt-get install perl
-bash: apt-get: command not found
root@slack:~# yum install perl
-bash: yum: command not found
root@slack:~#
slackware does not use up2date
slackware does not use apt-get
slackware does not use yum

you can either download packages from http://slackware.it/en/ or http://linuxpackages.net and use pkgtool to install them or you can download the packages source and do

tar zxvf your_package_name.tar.gz
cd your_package_dir
./configure
make
su
make install
 
Old 11-27-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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From my experience, I'd say the easiest way to install software in Slackware is to compile it yourself. I don't think I've ever ran into dependency hell, this isn't redhat, ya know
 
Old 11-27-2005, 03:25 PM   #7
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You can use swaret...
 
Old 11-28-2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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There is also slapt-get, a slack version of apt-get. It's pretty user-friendly, but the repositories are not as enormous as apt-get (but I haven't seen any that compare with aptget).
 
Old 11-29-2005, 01:17 AM   #9
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Use rsync to keep up to date with changes that Pat makes to stable/current/whatever. Then use upgradepkg to install. That way you have control, not some program.

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