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phatish 07-22-2003 10:36 AM

Help...How do i go about installing stuff
i'm using slackware 9. i downloaded a file divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz off the net. i have been using linux for 3 days only.. just could not seem to get the stuff to install.. maybe i just don't know how... i know the file have been 'tarballed' the most i know is how to untarball it...

Thanks for all your kind help

aaa 07-22-2003 10:42 AM

Did you try Pkgtool or installpkg?

phatish 07-22-2003 10:57 AM

where are those programes located? can't seem to find them... i only can find kpackage... thats all

aaa 07-22-2003 10:59 AM

Type them in Konsole.

aaa 07-22-2003 11:01 AM

Pkgtool is pretty easy.
Installpkg works by also adding the name of the file your installing when you type it.

phatish 07-22-2003 11:02 AM

shaun@Shaun:~$ pkgtool
-bash: pkgtool: command not found

phatish 07-22-2003 11:04 AM

haha.. a total newbie...
could u give me the command to ran instead? like what to type and all

aaa 07-22-2003 11:09 AM

Try this:
First cd to the directory where the divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz is. Then type:
installpkg divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz

phatish 07-22-2003 11:19 AM

shaun@Shaun:~$ installpkg divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
-bash: installpkg: command not found

still cannot

aaa 07-22-2003 11:21 AM

Did you install everything on the slack cd?

phatish 07-22-2003 11:21 AM

tried the pkgtool also

shaun@Shaun:~$ pkgtool divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
-bash: pkgtool: command not found

same error

phatish 07-22-2003 11:22 AM

yes... install everything... the full...every single stuff

aaa 07-22-2003 11:25 AM

Weird. Try searching for them.

phatish 07-22-2003 11:26 AM

found the problem... i did not do the stupid #SU stuff

new error

root@Shaun:/home/shaun# installpkg divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz
Cannot install divx4linux-std-20030428.tar.gz: package does not end in .tgz

MasterC 07-22-2003 11:26 AM

That's because he's a user (he/she no sex intended).

In order to use installpkg or pkgtool you have to be root, it's in /sbin

Also, I wouldn't use pkgtool or installpkg on it because it's not a slackpack but rather a standard tarball (likely anway).

file filename.tar.gz
Where filename.tar.gz is the name of the file.

Then you will see if it is indeed a slackpack. If not, you should follow these instructions:
And/or these instructions:

To install and use it.


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