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Old 07-15-2004, 02:03 AM   #1
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Installing slackpacks

I'm trying to install sip and pyqt. I found 9.1 slackpacks on, but I have 10.0. I was told that it will still work, but when I ran

root@home:/home/matt# installpkg sip-x11-gpl-3.7-i686-1LFM.tgz
I got

Installing package sip-x11-gpl-3.7-i686-1LFM...
Executing install script for sip-x11-gpl-3.7-i686-1LFM...

Is it done..? Or what? Because when I run another program, it doesn't detect sip.

Thanks a lot
Old 07-15-2004, 02:22 AM   #2
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Yeah that should be it when you install a Slackpack, however you have to make sure that the version of python your sip package was compiled with is the same as the one on your system, Slackpacks don't check for dependencies. Best way would be compiling it from source yourself.
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It looks like a slackpack that you got from e.g.
Linuxpackages ... it's not uncommon that people
there ASSUME that you have certain libraries that
are required (either by default with the program
or because they compiled it with specific options
or libraries), but forget to mention those in their
package description .... my suggestion would be
to look at /var/log/packages/sip-x11-gpl-3.7-i686-1LFM
and ldd all of the binaries (bin and lib), and see
what's missing.

Old 07-15-2004, 02:27 AM   #4
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Well.. I compiled from the src it self, sip installed correctly, and pyqt is still installing. Thanks for the tips


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