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Old 03-01-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help please!!! Pkginstall


New to Slackware,in fact Linux in general, and just out of interest I d/loaded kde3.5, from kde.org, did the md5 biz, all ok.
First have I mucked up by burning the pkg contents to cd without each one un-packed first (still in .tgz format) read file just stated use cmd "installpkg name_of_file.tgz"
Error is "cannot install name_of_file.tgz: package does not end in .tgz"
How do I get cmd line to read cdrom as current directory, tried all ways I can think of. Btw Cdrom is mounted.

Some pointing in the right direction would be much appreciated.

I am just tinkering at mo to pick up on commands etc
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Am I getting you wrong or did you indeed type literally:
installpkg name_of_file.tgz
That is not a package name but an example line with the actual name and path to be substituted for: name_of_file.tgz
path meaning: where on your cd (i.e. /mnt/cdrom/bla-bla..)
actual name: you get it...
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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download from Slackware's mirror instead. It's already in binary format, so you only need to upgradepkg *.tgz and it will be installed in your system. You can read my short writings at http://www.informatix.or.id/willy/up...-slackware.php
 
Old 03-02-2006, 04:42 AM   #4
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And make sure that the name of the package and path includes no spaces -- or give it to installpkg in double quotes.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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jomen. Yes you did get me wrong.
I was typing /dev/cdrom/package_name.tgz. but no joy.
Got it now. Thanx all
 
Old 03-02-2006, 02:10 PM   #6
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If you coped with this problem, it would be good for others if you share your solution.
If not, try copying it to your root partition and see if it helps.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 03:38 PM   #7
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so I did not get you wrong - not completely...
package_name.tgz is to be substituted for the real name...and you don't go through the device-file but through the mount-point
...nevermind
 
Old 03-08-2006, 06:00 PM   #8
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My apologies Jomen. I realised my mistake was /dev/cdrom and should have been /mnt/cdrom. Sorry for the late apology. Thanks

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