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Old 11-05-2017, 06:23 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bindestreck View Post
Is there a GUI (Gtk or QT) for sbopkg?
Yes, there is "sbopkg_gui":
Old 11-08-2018, 03:11 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by gbowden View Post
I installed PackageKit, PackageKit-Qt and Apper and it works.
Anyone else had luck with PackageKit?
I installed it from SlackBuilds and can't get it fully working.
E.g., can't get `command-not-found` functionality working:
bam@darkstar:~/test$ pkcon search file genpowerfail                   
Searching by file             [=========================]         
Querying                      [=========================]         
Finished                      [=========================]         
Available       genpower-1.0.5.x86_64 (slackware)                               UPS monitoring daemon
bam@darkstar:~/test$ /usr/libexec/pk-command-not-found genpowerfail
bash: genpowerfail: command not found...
Old 11-08-2018, 03:38 PM   #33
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I have long sought for a reason to start learning Python and PyQt would be a nice basis for a graphical frontend to slackpkg with slackpkg+ (and every other extension people might want to add in future). I have some ideas.
Eric, was there any progress with this? Just asking, not demanding.
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Originally Posted by cwizardone View Post
KDE once had a package manager that ran very well with Slackware. I can't remember why it is no longer used.
I'm pretty sure that was the original KPackage from v3x KDE, and yes, it is compatible with Pkgtools. KDE altered it for v4 which IMHO made it nearly useless and it soon ceased to exist. I installed a few KDE3 libraries in /opt/kde3 just to continue to use the original. I find it particularly useful as the GUI is divided vertically into two columns with the far right column having two tabs, one for package description details, and the other for a complete list, including full path, of installed files from that package. It isn't as fast at installing as a simple terminal but it is very handy for uninstalling and for showing multiple versions, conflicting or overlapping files, all at a glance and nicely organized, etc.

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