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Old 12-13-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
vendtagain
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Question working with dependencies


I would like to install KDE desktop env. on slackware, and am still a bit rusty using the package system.

The trouble I'm am having is knowing what packages are required, and finding correct order to install them.
In this case I would rather NOT have the dependencies installed automatically.

Is there a practical command or standard file located somewhere that shows the dependencies needed? and correct installation order? for ALL software in the repositories, not just kde.

slackpkg info pack_age - any reason it doesnt include dependency lists?
 
Old 12-13-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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Hello,

If you installed Slackware with default options then changes are that you already have KDE installed. Run
Code:
xwmconfig
from a console to check if you have it, then select it and confirm. Next type
Code:
startx
to launch the GUI.

If you don't have it installed there are several guides that get you up and running on the net:
Very extensive for KDE 4.1
KDE for Slackware 12 (should work for 13)
Thread here on LQ (also for 12 but usable for 13 I imagine)

The last post in the LQ link above (Woodsman) has some more links to Slackware specific instructions.

Hope you get it figured out.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-13-2009, 06:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by vendtagain View Post
I would like to install KDE desktop env. on slackware, and am still a bit rusty using the package system.

The trouble I'm am having is knowing what packages are required, and finding correct order to install them.
In this case I would rather NOT have the dependencies installed automatically.
Slackware's package management tools do not support dependency resolution. If you did not do a full Slackware installation then it is up to you to find missing packages. One option is to start X programs from a X terminal and look for errors related to missing libraries, then find out what package contains these libraries.

There is no particular order in which packages should be installed.

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Is there a practical command or standard file located somewhere that shows the dependencies needed? and correct installation order? for ALL software in the repositories, not just kde.

slackpkg info pack_age - any reason it doesnt include dependency lists?
That is because Slackware packages do not contain dependency information.

Eric
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:00 AM   #4
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Get the installation CD, mount it, cd to slackware/kde and
$ installpkg *.t[gx]z

See if it works. You might also need to install some additional libraries, but it will be easy enough to tell if you get errors. Then just remove the excess you don't want, such as development software, games, etc.
 
Old 12-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #5
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You can use slapt-get and use this repository with it: http://download.salixos.org/i486/slackware-13.0/
It has dependency information for all slackware packages. You just need to do:
Code:
slapt-get -i kdebase kdebase-runtime kdebase-workspace
to install a minimal kde4. You can add other packages the same way.
 
  


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