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Old 10-29-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
John Silva
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Can any1 help on Slackware?


I never thought slackware would be so hard, i have some problem, i can't seem to install nothing because when i use the rpm command if i don't turn off dependencies off it will bug me off about that, if i turn dependencies off it won't install anything because it will bail out with a segmentation fault. Can anyone shed some light on this matter plz? thz in advance for any help.

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Old 10-29-2003, 10:59 AM   #2
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Slackware wasn't initially designed to use or work well with RPM's. RPM's are usually designed for Redhat, Mandrake and Suse and default path's are different from distro to distro and definitely different in Slackware as its the most Unix like and hasn't changed the directories around much like the others have.

Your better off either installing from source or using a Slackware compiled package, tgz files.

Old 10-29-2003, 11:08 AM   #3
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Well, trickykid's absolutely right. But Slack has a buggy rpm - check the site for the latest slackpack of the updated rpm and maybe the segfaults will go away. I haven't upgraded it, myself, because I don't use it. Use the source, John!
Old 10-29-2003, 11:33 AM   #4
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I would also direct your attention to This is a site dedicated to Slack packages, and frequently if package A is dependent on B and C, that info, and links to B and C, typically are available.

As a side note, I would also mention Dropline which is a huge collection of common and frequently used packages (>170) Installing Dropline for me has no doubt considerably diminished the Dependency Hell issue, and installation (and upgrades) are really easy. Personally, I think both these sites are worth looking into, and at least for me they have dramatically improved my entire Slack experience. -- J.W.
Old 10-29-2003, 11:50 AM   #5
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Well, i will most definetly look at those sites u pointed J.W. and bookmark them right away. i am just re-learning my linux experience since RedHat but it's very good. thank you all in the thread for helping me out.

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John silva


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