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Old 09-01-2016, 09:52 PM   #1
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offline installation


I was reading the FAQ regarding offline installation.

Quote:
Can I do an offline installation?

Yes, of course. First, use a PC connected to the Internet and grab all packages and scripts corresponding to your MLED version and architecture. You can use wget to do this. Take a peek at man wget for the options, and beware of trailing slashes:

$ wget -c -r -np -nH --cut-dirs=1 \
http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/desktop-14.2-32bit/

Or:

$ wget -c -r -np -nH --cut-dirs=1 \
http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/desktop-14.2-64bit/

Put all that stuff on a USB disk or burn it to a CD-Rom or a DVD. Once your base Slackware system is in place, you can install the MLED package collection using the following command:

# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
Since this only mentions 14.2, I am wondering, will it work for 14.1?
Or is there something similar available for 14.1?
Thank you.
 
Old 09-02-2016, 12:49 AM   #2
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just check http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/ and you will see 14.1 too. Is this what you are looking for?
 
Old 09-02-2016, 01:02 PM   #3
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Thank you, this made me realize the solution is as simple as changing
http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/desktop-14.2-64bit/
to
http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/desktop-14.1-64bit/

Actually when I tried this before, I downloaded the packages, put it on a USB stick,
But when I tried to use it, I only got the error message
Code:
*.t?z
not found.
Not sure why. I am trying a new download, 14.1 this time.

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Old 09-03-2016, 03:46 PM   #4
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I copied my download to a USB stick.
Started up Slackware 14.1, installed the USB and mounted the volume.
Here is the result of the command .
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Old 09-03-2016, 05:09 PM   #5
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Err. Did you cd into the directory the usb was mounted in first before running that command?

In other words. Open a terminal where the file is inside the usb and run the command then?

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Old 09-03-2016, 05:18 PM   #6
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example

Code:
harry@biker:~
$ cd Downloads
harry@biker:~/Downloads
$ ls
apt-transport-https_1.0.9.8.3_i386.deb
I use the cd command to get into my Downloads folder first.
I use ls command to see my downloaded .deb inside. So I can install it using terminal because now terminal can see it instead of

"file not found" like you show.

Edit: This is probably redundant stuff for you after reading your fluxbox thread in Slackware forum subsection. Oh well.

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Old 09-03-2016, 05:44 PM   #7
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Err. Did you cd into the directory the usb was mounted in first before running that command?

In other words. Open a terminal where the file is inside the usb and run the command then?
Actually, no I didn't. I used the open terminal here in the mounted volume.
What your saying makes perfect sense, when I think about it. Thank you.
 
Old 09-03-2016, 06:12 PM   #8
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I tried this again. I am very new at this, I am wondering if this command is correct.
Code:
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
I still get the same error message, screenshot.
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Old 09-03-2016, 06:19 PM   #9
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There is no match for *.t?z in this directory. And please, why don't you copy and paste instead of taking screenshots?
 
Old 09-04-2016, 01:14 AM   #10
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I tried this again. I am very new at this, I am wondering if this command is correct.
Code:
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
Yes, it is. *.t?z is a wildcard that addresses both *.tgz and *.txz packages, both of which are present in Slackware. If I may say without offense, but it looks like you don't have too much experience with Slackware. In that case, attempting an offline installation of MLED will probably be a quite frustrating experience. My advice is to read the Slackware documentation, and then give a "classic" (e. g. online) installation of MLED a spin.

Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 09-04-2016, 05:36 AM   #11
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Deleted. Posting without coffee ...
 
Old 09-04-2016, 07:46 AM   #12
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Yes, it is. *.t?z is a wildcard that addresses both *.tgz and *.txz packages, both of which are present in Slackware. If I may say without offense, but it looks like you don't have too much experience with Slackware. In that case, attempting an offline installation of MLED will probably be a quite frustrating experience. My advice is to read the Slackware documentation, and then give a "classic" (e. g. online) installation of MLED a spin.

Cheers,

Niki
Thank you. I surmised the wildcards would address all files.
I tried the classic installation initially, but my internet connection stalled part way
through. So I downloaded the packages at the public library, to try the offline method.
I will take my laptop to the library and try it again using their ethernet.
Your right,I don't have much experience with Slackware. The documentation is very helpful
but doesn't address much in the way of unofficial repositories.
Thank you again for your input, I was hoping you would find this thread.

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Old 09-04-2016, 07:52 AM   #13
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There is no match for *.t?z in this directory. And please, why don't you copy and paste instead of taking screenshots?
If you don't like my posts, you are not obliged to read them.
If you feel they break forum rules, you can use the report a post function to bring it to
the attention of a moderator, who will adjudicate accordingly.
Ps, You are now on my ignore list.

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Old 09-04-2016, 08:14 AM   #14
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No problem, offgridguy. Your problem is I'm not alone, many members here prefer pasted code instead of screenshots. Your troubles get less exposure if you alienate them.
 
Old 09-04-2016, 09:17 AM   #15
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If you decide to use the online installation, you might want to try out the scripts from here.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5573436

They have gotten rid of all the headaches I was having with MLED/Slackware. Thanks to gegechris99, I think you will be pleased as well. The scripts automate about 95% of the tasks at hand plus some extra.

To be honest, because I repair computers and sometimes donate them, I would have said fuk it, if it wasn't for the scripts and went for a different distro. The scripts really does make the experience more friendly for newbies like us. I'm very computer savvy when it comes to Windows and computer hardware, but linux was/is a challenge and I like challenges.
 
  


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