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Old 07-31-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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How to find out "depends" of slack 12.2 pkg's??

Basically, how do I figure out the depends

Like, say Gimp
how do I figure out depends for 12.2 gimp??

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Old 07-31-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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well you just go down load the source and then run the slackware script that builds the package. or you do like all people do in linux with out a package manager. Then Install it with package tools or in a terminal as root type installpkg the program
Down load the source read the install file and the ./configure make make install.
during configure it will tell you what your missing. install that then try again. to build it from slackware source using Slackware scripts you need all three files. when slackbuild is ran if there is a dependency problem it will give you the out put but if you do a full slack install you will not have to worry about 95 percent of all libraries are in Slackware.
good luck

If you have slackpkg installed you would open a terminal and type slackpkg install gimp

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Run ./configure

Almost all sources contain a read me which hopefully details what's needed. I have came across quite a few sources that just have place holder documentation in the archive, and a non functional website. When you get to that point, you'll either have to just run configure, and read the messages, or open configure up in a text editor.

The Gimp does have detailed documentation on their website and in the source archive. has quite a few SlackBuilds available with README's that detail the needed dependencies. The Gimp is not there - since it is a stock Slackware package.
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I'm not trying to install gimp in my slackware

I'm making a module(gimp)
for pmagic

pmagic uses and is based on 12.2
but doesn't have gimp

I need gimp, and am making a module
but need a list of depends for gimp...?

Basically, I need a depends list for all 12.2 pkgs
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There is a perl program caled slackdeptrack which will create a database which shows the depends for all installed packages.


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