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Old 03-31-2020, 05:34 AM   #1
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Install pkgtools


While upgrading packages, removed pkgtools.

Is there a way to install subj?
 
Old 03-31-2020, 05:57 AM   #2
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Hmmm Maybe the install media has that.
 
Old 03-31-2020, 06:05 AM   #3
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I have file pkgtools-15.0-noarch-30.txz, but I can't call installpkg: Command not found
 
Old 03-31-2020, 06:08 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dober View Post
While upgrading packages, removed pkgtools.

Is there a way to install subj?
The short and dirty way:
Code:
1. Download the right version of pkgtools from some mirror:
   pkgtools-14.2-noarch-10.txz  (for 14.2, obviously) or
   pkgtools-15.0-noarch-31.txz  (for -current, updated today)!!
2. Become root and go to the / directory
3. tar xaf <that pkgtools file>
(do not forget the directory in front of the filename)
This will leave an extra 'install' directory in the root, which you can remove with
4. rm -rf /install

Now you've got an "installpkg" script again, so now you can really install it with
5. installpkg <that pkgtools file>
which will actually not do much, but it will create the pkgtools entries in the installed packages and scripts dirs.

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Old 03-31-2020, 06:23 AM   #5
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ehartman, thanks! You saved me! :-D
 
Old 03-31-2020, 07:24 AM   #6
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A more accepted solution would be to boot from the install media, follow the instructions in the paragraph starting with "In a pinch..", chroot to the crippled install and then run pkgtools from the install media.
 
Old 03-31-2020, 10:57 AM   #7
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ehartman's suggestion works great if you don't want to reboot. allend's suggestion would have you boot off the install media, which will put you to a mini Slackware install that will have pkgtools available. However, I don't think you'd be able to chroot, because then you'd be in your crippled install without pkgtools. Instead, you'd mount your root partition and run installpkg --root /location/to/mounted/root/partition /location/to/pkgtools-*.t?z to install it to a somewhere other than your current root.
 
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