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Old 01-04-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
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swaret -install inkscape


Hi everybody.

Just I'd like to have a confirm on the use of swaret when installing a new application, in this case inkscape-0.44.1-i486-2sl.tgz:
Is this command right
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swaret -install inkscape-0.44.1-i486-2sl.tgz
or should I write
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installpkg inkscape-0.44.1-i486-2sl.tgz
My distro is slackware 11.0

Thanks for any help
 
Old 01-04-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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If you've already downloaded the .tgz file, then I would use installpkg to install it rather than swaret. However, if you haven't downloaded the file yet, running the swaret command would find it from your list of repositories, download it and then install it. My guess is that behind the scenes, swaret actually uses installpkg to install stuff.

Oh, and if you let swaret resolve dependencies, be VERY careful about what it is doing.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying.
Anyway, what do you mean with this:
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Oh, and if you let swaret resolve dependencies, be VERY careful about what it is doing.
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Now, I've tried to install inkscape via installpkg and I've got
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No available Packages found matching Keyword: libgtkmm-2.4.so.1!
Would it be enough for me to download the package and install it?
 
Old 01-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by gawain
Thanks for replying.
Anyway, what do you mean with this:
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Now, I've tried to install inkscape via installpkg and I've got


Would it be enough for me to download the package and install it?
You need to find out what software libgtkmm is from (Google is usually pretty good at sorting this out) and then yes, you need to install it. If there is a .tgz package available for Slackware 11, you can use that otherwise you may end up compiling from source.

The reason I was suggesting not allowing Swaret to resolve dependencies is that it can sometimes do things to your system that you didn't intend. The reason none of the official Slackware software installation tools resolve dependencies is that most Slackware users believe that the system admin should only knowingly install software.

Probably the most common example of Swaret causing problems is when people use it to keep up with Slackware - current. Occasionally there are packages in current that will break your system unless you take specific actions and if you just blindly update with Swaret, you end up with a broken system. Letting Swaret blindly resolve dependencies can occasionally do the same thing.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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Thanks.
I see that I must get down to work
 
Old 02-08-2007, 04:31 AM   #6
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I've downloaded and installed these packages to get Inkscape working:
gc-6.8-i486-1arf.tgz
glibmm-2.12.2-i486-1arf.tgz
gtkmm-2.8.9-i486-1arf.tgz
libsigc++-2.0.17-i486-1arf.tgz

All of them are from linuxpackages.net

Good luck=)
 
Old 02-09-2007, 10:49 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by STARHARVEST
I've downloaded and installed these packages to get Inkscape working:
gc-6.8-i486-1arf.tgz
glibmm-2.12.2-i486-1arf.tgz
gtkmm-2.8.9-i486-1arf.tgz
libsigc++-2.0.17-i486-1arf.tgz

All of them are from linuxpackages.net

Good luck=)
OK.
I had good luck
 
  


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