[SOLVED] where to download software I need under slackware
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2. As the system administrator you are responsible for resolving software dependency issues if and when they arise. A full install of Slackware works out of the box with all dependencies met. If you add third party applications from the above mentioned websites peruse the read-mes and how-tos for dependency information.
All links in previous posts are really good for getting software for Slackware.
However, I assume that if you are asking about the dependency matter, you are new to Slackware. The short answer to this specific point is: not. Slackware does not manage dependencies per-se or by itself. If you are used to that kind of package management, at the beginning Slackware-approach can be a bit baffling (even intimidating?). Anyway, the good news are that is actually just a matter of few executions in CLI and that's it. Besides, the help that you can get from the lot of LQ's members, just to mention one source, is great and sometimes enough to get your system running. In any case, forget about "sudo apt-get install" or "yum package", in Slackware-world that just won't work.
In short, the (easy) steps are:
- Find/Download the appropriate SlackBuild source for <package_to_install>
- adjust (if necessary) the <package_to_install>.SlackBuild
- run as root
- install with "installpkg <package_to_install>.tgz"
and that's it. Of course, given that dependencies are not solved, you just need to be sure you have any required package already installed.
Slackware comes with a lot of software out of the box if you do the full install that is recommended so you may find that you don't need much else. For additional software check slackbuilds as others have suggested. The Slackbuilds site will list any dependencies you need to install. Spent some time reading the Slackware book and become comfortable with Slackware. Come back here when you have questions or need help. Slackware will grow on you. Guaranteed.
Here are a bunch of good links regarding package management in Slackware, but some of them are quite dated.
Personally I like Eric's packages first, then SBo and once you get the hang of SlackBuilds (Slackware build scripts) then sbopkg is just super great.
The most common commands for package management are installpkg, upgradepkg, and removepkg which have a few options and for system updates there is a program/command slackpkg which if you look around you will find plenty of good information on. Happy Slacking!