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Old 11-14-2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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How to install and uninstall packages in zenwalk/slackware

I recently installed zenwalk on my Pc having finaly got too annoyed with ubuntu and need some info on how to install and uninstall packages.
I've got the package manager working but it doesn't have all the packages i need so need to know how to install from seperate slackware files.

I thunk i've got installing
cd /
su -c tar xvf Where-my-file-is.tgz
This seems to install it fine but i'm wondering, is there a more efficient way of doing this and how do i then uninstall without having to delete each individual file
Thanks in advance
Old 11-14-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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This page explains how to manage Slackware packages. What you are doing above appears to be extracting the archives without actually installing.
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There is also info on this in the slackbook, check my sig.


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