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Bolo 06-06-2012 04:08 PM

how do you install wicd in slackware
im new to linux alltogether and i cant figure out how to install wicd-1.7.1 i downloaded the tar.gz file from source forge.
a person i knew installed slackware on my computer for me and i realy dont know what i am doing.

camorri 06-06-2012 04:29 PM

Wicd is in the extras directory of the install media ( your DVD ). The version there is compiled, so all you need is to put the DVD in the drive, open a konsole, navigate to the extras dir, and into the wicd dir, and as root user issue the command 'installpkg wicd-1.7.0-x86_64-2.txz'

You probably will need to mount the DVD. As root, 'mount /dev/sr0' will probably work. I can not tell you the name of your DVD drive. You can look in the /dev directory to find it.

Bolo 06-06-2012 04:33 PM

i dont have the disk they used to install slackware

camorri 06-06-2012 04:54 PM

No sweat. If your slackware system is online, you can download the .iso file, and burn a copy. Then install it. Did they intall KDE desktop? If yes, then you have k3b installed, and can burn the iso file with that. You will need a blank dvd. You will have a torent program, and can use it to get the .iso file. or you can download it with a web browser.

Here is a link to download the file. Do you know if it is a 32 bit system, or 64 bit? You can find out with the command 'uname -a' in a terminal. It will return something like this:


Linux duelie 3.2.7=cliff3 #3 SMP Tue Feb 28 04:39:37 EST 2012 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
If you look at the above, note the 'x86_64' I have a 64 bit system. If you don't see the same, it will be a 32 bit system. You want the .iso to match.

Bolo 06-06-2012 04:58 PM


camorri 06-06-2012 06:22 PM

You are welcome.

brianL 06-07-2012 05:15 AM

If you only need wicd, download it from any Slackware mirror, for instance:

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