LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > VectorLinux
User Name
Password
VectorLinux This forum is for the discussion of VectorLinux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
newbiesforever
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Distribution: Distro-homeless. Lost.
Posts: 1,874

Rep: Reputation: 62
where is the repositories list?


I want to edit the list of software repositories manually, but as this is the first Slackware-based distro I've seriously tried to use, I don't know where it would be. I'm looking in /etc, but that's only an uneducated guess.
 
Old 07-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,592
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046
If you mean the list of mirrors for slackpkg, the list is in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors. Keep in mind that slackpkg can only handle one repository, so uncomment only one in that list.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
newbiesforever
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Glendale, AZ
Distribution: Distro-homeless. Lost.
Posts: 1,874

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 62
Vector doesn't have /etc/slackpkg, only /etc/slapt-get

I've wanted to switch from the Debian family of distros to a Slackware distro (Vector, because I don't care to put in the effort to learn Slackware), but I've hesitated because of the differences in package management. (That was not what drove me away from Debian.) In the above, I should have said that so far, I can't find any of the package management files to manually edit. I'm trying again in a virtual machine.

I looked in the file manager for the folder /etc/slackpkg you specified, but there seems to be no such folder in /etc. All I can find relating to packages is /etc/slapt-get. (I understand slapt-get is unofficial, and have the impression Slackware experts scoff at it; but Vector offers it, and I intend to use it.) /etc/slapt-get contains two files: slapt-getrc and slapt-getrc.default. Reading the contents of slapt-getrc, I guess those are my repositories, because they appear to be the same websites listed in slapt-get. So is there any reason I can't edit this file with a text editor?

If the websites listed in slapt-getrc are my repositories, I'm surprised by the number of repositories--it's enormous compared to what I'm used to. Every Debian-based distro I'm familiar with has 10-20 repositories (activated or not). This file lists nearly 150, although only three or four are activated.

Last edited by newbiesforever; 08-20-2012 at 06:34 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Unable to get repositories list - Debian LaCaradeculito Linux - Newbie 5 07-17-2012 06:45 PM
Fedora Core 5 Repositories list verlossen Fedora 1 04-27-2006 05:18 AM
Synaptic repositories list refuses to open demosthenes2 Ubuntu 4 12-13-2005 06:59 PM
repositories list problems blastradius Ubuntu 1 10-25-2005 06:33 AM
List of official Debian repositories - where? Sslaxx Debian 7 11-18-2004 03:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration