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Old 05-15-2007, 09:23 AM   #1
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mini slack 1.1


Hey guys i have just installed mini slack 1.1 and am a hell noob at linux. What is the software manager in this distro and how do i run it. Can someone please help.

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Old 05-15-2007, 09:26 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, Slack doesn't contain an official package management system. You should be able to install slapt-get or something similar, but I can't say how well the package management stuff for miniSlack / slackware is going to be.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 03:09 PM   #3
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slapt-get is good
but you might wan't to add some sources

or manually download slack packages from linuxpackages.net
and then install them with installpkg package-name.tgz
or use pkgtool if you would like "console gui"
 
Old 05-15-2007, 03:43 PM   #4
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If you want to read a little bit about the Slackware package management: http://slackbook.org/html/package-management.html
 
Old 05-16-2007, 12:51 AM   #5
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Sources

How do i set the sources? Have you guys got msn or something so i could talk to yas about it?

Cheers,
Clarence
 
Old 05-16-2007, 09:35 AM   #6
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well i use the sources from linuxpackages.net
try to download one package
i.e: apache 2
then you get a list of mirror
choose the nearest mirror availible to you, for me its inode.at
copy the link to the sources
delete everything behind the address
i.e. i use inode.at
http://slackware.inode.at/ken/blabla/packagename.tgz
as the full download link
and the i remove: ken/blabla/packagename.tgz
and use only http://slackware.inode.at/ as the source
edit the /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
there will be 2 sources in there allready
you might wanna keep those or not
i commented them out and then added:
SOURCE=http://slackware.inode.at/
you will offcourse choose your closest and probably fastest mirror

then it would be a smart move to isue
slapt-get --update
to update package lists and all other information from your source
maybe issue a
slapt-get --upgrade
to upgrade all your packages to newer versions if availible
then to install a certain package
i.e. apache 2
you would issue
slapt-get --list | grep apache
and you would get something like this:
root@x-shells:/etc/slapt-get# slapt-get --list | grep apache
apache2-2.2.4-i486-1kjz [inst=yes]: Apache2 - The Apache HTTP Server, version 2
and then to install you issue
slapt-get --install apache2-2.2.4-i486-1kjz
note: there is no .tgz extension behind the package name with slapt-get
i mean, you don't have to type it
to get even more out of slapt-get and learn about it issue
slapt-get
to view all parameters you can pass to the aplication
or witch i would recomend better
read the manual page:
man slapt-get

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