How to install only certain packages and their dependencies on slackware 13?
I am installing to a CF card and need to keep it under 4GB so I need to pick and choose only the packages I need. Is there a simple way to install a package and then only install that packages dependencies?
I want to install a minimum X environment for example and don't want to install everything in the x set.
Also was looking for a non-x emacs package, does one exist already?
I installed the emacs from the e set but it is emacs for X so it has many dependencies.
Look at 'Minimal System' SlackWiki method as to what packages you should install to have a base system.
'HOWTO make your own custom Slackware install disk' , Samac's LQ technique, some cautions but good. Here is a method of cutting your Slackware to fit you by using Alien_Bob's mirror-slackware-current.sh script.
Plus do a search on the LQ Slackware forum as this subject has been covered.
The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
slackbasics.org is down
Maybe I should restate what it is I want to do.
Suppose I want emacs and I only want to install emacs and its dependencies. Is there are program that will determine what dependencies emacs has and only install those packages?
...please wait constructing dependency list
I will install these packages
What do experts think of this idea?
The program is installit
This would unpack the emacs package
run ldd on the executables
make a list of "not found" libs
take that list and look through a files.list of all files from all packages
xz -c -d slackware/*/*xz |tar tvf - > files.list
find the package that is needed and install that too
Does something like this exist?
I looked at ~alien's mirror script but that's something different.
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