General Install/Package Management Questions
I've successfully installed slackware before but I want to give it a go as a main system for me to use. I just had a few questions about the install discs and then package management.
So firstly, if I just wanted to install a base system; how many of the cd isos do I need to accomplish that? Just the first? Secondly, if I downloaded the first (or however many isos I needed) and wanted to then install a desktop on it, does slackware have an online repository where I can just download the packages?
I know its package manager doesn't have dependency resolution, but I am unsure if it also doesn't include online repositories to download packages as needed either.
First look at Installation Guide from Slackware Doc Project.
If you are installing x86_32 then you will be able to download the first 2 install disks via torrent. If you need KDE then the third will be necessary. For KDEi, you will need the fourth. It would be easier to download the single install DVD for either x86_32 or x86_64 if your hardware supports DVD;
If you just want to download packages there are several online repositories. Of course Slackbuilds would be for any packages available that are not on the install media.
You could use 'slackpkg';
Do not forget 'man slackpkg.conf';
Good resource is the Slackware Doc Project.
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