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Old 02-04-2002, 08:03 AM   #1
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installing programs on Slackware from cd ?

i want to install programs from a Mandrake cd set (gcad , talk ,portsentry , words , etc...) how can i do it ? Actually i would like some directions :

1 Do i have to download any program to install these ones ?
2 I heard once something about Slackware install methods , that neither does it care for what is installed nor dependencies programs needed .
3 Does rpm work ?

Old 02-04-2002, 08:14 AM   #2
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slackware 8 does contain the rpm package, but i don't think it's installed by default (i seem to remember the instaler actually deriding the program in the description) but if you install tar package, then you should be able to start using rpms if you really have to.

slackware would like you much more however if you installed from source.
Old 02-04-2002, 09:30 AM   #3
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package manager - kpackage rpm and DEB manager ?

found this package manager , is it the one you were talking ?
sorry but what you mean by "if i really have to? Is this complicated ? i tried rpm on Mandrake and got everything running really quick but i think it was prepared that way . I mean to get the programs they(Mandrake) have on cd and make them work properly under rpm right from start .
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Ok, i'll teach u of one cool way to use RPMs in Slackware without installing the rpm manager which sux. Ok copy ur .RPM package to /mnt or anywhere it doesn't really matter. Then do rpm2tgz filename.rpm and when the script is finishe u should get a filename.tgz from the filename.rpm. Now just do a simple installpkg filename.tgz and thats all!
The prblem with this is that you dont know if any dependincies failed / if you have all required libraries. You have to find this out somehow. If the program works, then you probably need not worry about this. Hope that helps!


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