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Old 05-18-2016, 01:46 AM   #16
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Well failed to install. I suppose I'm not ready for Slackware. I couldn't get past the partitions. I'll have to come back to it after some months of study I hope.
 
Old 05-18-2016, 02:00 AM   #17
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whenever you decide to do it this might help

http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:...l#partitioning
 
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:22 AM   #18
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So I'm not following your reasoning bassmadrigal about Firefox and 14.1.... why would Pat leave 14.1 Firefox on an EOL'd version when he continues to provide Firefox updates 14.2? There isn't anything unique about Firefox or SeaMonkey that requires special code or libraries which will be gone in 14.2. There are at least three solutions, one - use ruario's script to update, two - use the 14.2 pkg to update, or three - pull the linux binary from Firefox and build your own package with src2pkg. If the same issue happens with SeaMonkey, which I use, I know that is what I'll do. Also when did 14.0 become EOL'd. Pat is still supporting 13.37, 14.0, 14.1 and I know some have written that with a little effort they have no problem running some application packages from 13.37 in 12. series! Slackware is that stable!
I never said 14.0 was EOL (in fact, in addition to 13.37, 13.0 and 13.1 are still active), however, the firefox included in 14.0 is an extremely old version (17.0.11) that is EOL and Pat hasn't kept it up-to-date. It is logical to assume that at some point, Pat will stop providing firefox updates in 14.1, although, I have no idea when that will be.

And just because Pat stops providing updates for certain programs obviously doesn't mean that you are not able to upgrade them separately. The methods you listed are all great options. Slackware is really versatile.
 
Old 05-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #19
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I think for totally newbies it's better to stay with official versions. At least until they learn how to add such packages to slackpkg blacklist.
 
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:54 AM   #20
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After install I run my config-o-matic scripts:

https://github.com/ryanpcmcquen/config-o-matic

Then I enjoy the Slack.
 
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:18 AM   #21
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Thanks for the feedback. I am going to attempt to install again today. I have been watching video after video on how to install slackware and reading content. I am hoping I can finally do it tonight.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 08:23 PM   #22
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I have been reading the wiki guide on how to install software such as moving the file to the correct directory. However, I am having issues with this. Is there a simpler guide that I can look into in order to install simple things like flash player or htm5 (i think is what it is) and Opera

Ill download the files at least i think and then move them to the right directory but doesnt seem to make a change even after rebooting

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Old 05-29-2016, 08:55 PM   #23
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For flash player, just use Eric's pre-compiled package.

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac..._64-1alien.txz

For Opera, you can use ruario's script that will download the latest version and package it as a Slackware package. Then you just install the resulting package.

https://gist.github.com/ruario/9673860
 
Old 05-29-2016, 09:46 PM   #24
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Thanks bassmadrigal
Do I need another program to execute the flash file?
For the opera do I need to put that in the home/.local folder as a text file?
 
Old 05-29-2016, 09:53 PM   #25
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I never said 14.0 was EOL (in fact, in addition to 13.37, 13.0 and 13.1 are still active), however, the firefox included in 14.0 is an extremely old version (17.0.11) that is EOL and Pat hasn't kept it up-to-date. It is logical to assume that at some point, Pat will stop providing firefox updates in 14.1, although, I have no idea when that will be.

And just because Pat stops providing updates for certain programs obviously doesn't mean that you are not able to upgrade them separately. The methods you listed are all great options. Slackware is really versatile.
It's been stated previously that the reason Pat moved to ESR releases of Firefox on 14.0 (and 13.37) was because newer, non-ESR versions of Firefox would require core packages to be upgraded, which isn't practical. The ESR branches of Firefox currently in 13.37 and 14.0 have been deprecated by Mozilla in favour of ESR branches based on newer versions of Firefox, which is why there have been no more updates to Firefox on 13.37 and 14.0.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 10:03 PM   #26
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Thanks bassmadrigal
Do I need another program to execute the flash file?
For the opera do I need to put that in the home/.local folder as a text file?
You need to use installpkg to install the flash package. Browsers that support it should recognize it automatically.

For opera, you need to download the file and execute it as a shell script.

Code:
sh latest-opera
Then find where it saves the package (probably in /tmp/) and do installpkg on that too.

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It's been stated previously that the reason Pat moved to ESR releases of Firefox on 14.0 (and 13.37) was because newer, non-ESR versions of Firefox would require core packages to be upgraded, which isn't practical. The ESR branches of Firefox currently in 13.37 and 14.0 have been deprecated by Mozilla in favour of ESR branches based on newer versions of Firefox, which is why there have been no more updates to Firefox on 13.37 and 14.0.
All I'm saying is at some point Pat will probably stop providing updates for Firefox in 14.1. It could be when additional core libraries would require updates. If Pat keeps 14.1 support for several more years, it isn't illogical to think that some newer libraries that aren't currently in 14.1 would be required to build/run future versions of Firefox.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 01:58 PM   #27
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I tried to follow this link: http://www.slackware.com/config/packages.php
But I cant find the .tgz file for the flashplayer. I looked in downloads. Thats where the files are.
 
Old 05-30-2016, 02:22 PM   #28
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You're trying to install flash player. As many people have already stated, HTML5 video plays fine without Flash, so I would only bother installing it if you really need it.

Assuming you need it:

1. Go to https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...ch=flashplayer

2. Download the source file (there is a link for the 32 bit and 64 bit version from that page)
3. Download the .SlackBuild file
4. Close your web browser.

5. In a shell/terminal: go to the directory where you downloaded those files.
6. Make the flashplayer.SlackBuild file executable: `chmod +x flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild`
7. Run the slackbuild: `su -c './flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild'`
8. Wait for it to build.
9. Install the resulting package: `installpkg /tmp/flashplayer*t?z`
10. Launch your web browser and find some flash video to test.

That is the same basic procedure you will use with most "third party" packages found on http://slackbuilds.org
 
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Old 05-30-2016, 02:35 PM   #29
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It looks like that page is slightly out of date. Slackware packages can now come in .tgz, .txz, .tbz, and .tlz, however, you'll mostly see them in .txz and .tgz. The link I provided is the actual package from Eric. Just download it and use installpkg to install it.
 
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:25 PM   #30
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Thank you both! It worked. I think im starting to understand a little. I tried to turn on my fire wall, but not sure if it is on. Can you please check this output to see if I did this right?

bash-4.2# nano /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall
bash-4.2# cd /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall
bash: cd: /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall: Not a directory
bash-4.2# ls
9673860-c0ce1d1c4a43dbbd69f17e0357883d7a873ac0d4
efg-1.17
flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.621-x86_64-1alien.txz
iptables-fwgen-1.17.tar.gz
bash-4.2# cd /etc/rc.d
bash-4.2# ls
init.d rc.bluetooth rc.inet2 rc.pcmcia rc.ulogd
rc.0 rc.cgconfig rc.inetd rc.php-fpm rc.wireless
rc.4 rc.cgred rc.ip_forward rc.rpc rc.wireless.conf
rc.6 rc.consolekit rc.local rc.samba rc.yp
rc.K rc.cups rc.loop rc.saslauthd rc0.d
rc.M rc.dnsmasq rc.mcelog rc.sendmail rc1.d
rc.S rc.firewall rc.messagebus rc.serial rc2.d
rc.acpid rc.font rc.modules rc.snmpd rc3.d
rc.alsa rc.fuse rc.modules-3.10.17 rc.sshd rc4.d
rc.alsa-oss rc.gpm-sample rc.mysqld rc.syslog rc5.d
rc.atalk rc.httpd rc.networkmanager rc.sysstat rc6.d
rc.autofs rc.inet1 rc.nfsd rc.sysvinit
rc.bind rc.inet1.conf rc.ntpd rc.udev
bash-4.2# cd /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall
bash: cd: /etc/rc.d/rc.firewall: Not a directory
bash-4.2# ls rc.firewall
rc.firewall
bash-4.2# chmod a-x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm-sample
bash-4.2# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
 
  


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