Originally Posted by vendtagain
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.
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.