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Old 05-12-2021, 01:23 PM   #1
sudolinux
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How To Install Packages in Slackware


Hello i have dual booted Fedora 34 and Slackware Current (for driver support Slackware 14.2 dont work with my network card) and i would like to install packages on Slackware, im totally new to this distro compared to Red Hat, Arch and Debian, where they are easy for me to use. But Slackware looks kinda different when talking to Package Management. Can Someone Help ? (note: sorry for the bad english im French and im learning English in my High School.)
 
Old 05-12-2021, 01:41 PM   #2
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Start here:

Code:
man installpkg
Code:
man upgradepkg
https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:package_management

https://slackbuilds.org/
 
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:41 PM   #3
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Probably the biggest difference in packaging with Slackware vs most other distros is that the only official packages are the ones on the installation media (and patches that are hosted on mirrors). Those packages can be managed with the system's package tools (pkgtool, slackpkg, installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg).

If you want something that is not in the distro, you'd need to rely on 3rd-party repos or https://SlackBuilds.org (commonly called SBo), which is a collection of build scripts that can be used to install additional software. To install software from SBo, you can either download the scripts and source manually and run the SlackBuild script or there's several different programs that can help automate the process (sbopkg, sboui, sbotools, slackrepo, etc).

This is a pretty basic rundown of things, but if you have more specific questions, feel free to ask!
 
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Old 05-12-2021, 01:58 PM   #4
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Thanks, i'll check that it really good to see a classic distro like Slackware,that is still alive
 
Old 05-12-2021, 01:59 PM   #5
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There are plenty of guides out there, but if you feel like visually learning then either of these video explains it well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf-5J4GcnH8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAjfZD8Am3A

After you get that down, use Sbopkg to greatly speed up the process
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akMZS2dcqPo
 
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:02 PM   #6
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Thanks Daedra, this is really helpful for me, that as never touch a distro like that until now.
 
Old 05-12-2021, 02:31 PM   #7
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SBo is the Slackware third party standard, but keep in mind there are a few programs like VLC and Wine that even though you can get them from SBo, a lot of us on here prefer to get them from Alien Bob. For instance his package for VLC and Handbrake includes all the dependencies statically in the package which eliminates the need to compile the dependencies separately for those packages.

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Old 05-12-2021, 04:42 PM   #8
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Bonjour sudolinux,
Ton anglais est très bon, alors je suis sûr que tu pourras trouver beaucoup d'aide ici. Cependant, juste pour t'informer, il existe aussi un forum Slackware francophone: https://forum.slackware-fr.eu.org/. C'est pas super-actif, mais il y a des gens connaissants là-bas. (Et j'espère que mon français est aussi bon que ton anglais )

Hi sudolinux,
Your English is very good, so I'm sure you'll be able to get lots of help here. However, just to let you know, there's also a Francophone Slackware forum at https://forum.slackware-fr.eu.org/. It's not super-active, but there are knowledgeable people there.
 
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Old 05-12-2021, 04:59 PM   #9
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Talking Troll!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sudolinux View Post
... it really good to see a classic distro like Slackware, that is still alive
On that topic, tread very carefully!
 
Old 05-13-2021, 10:18 AM   #10
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Bonjour sudolinux,
Ton anglais est très bon, alors je suis sûr que tu pourras trouver beaucoup d'aide ici. Cependant, juste pour t'informer, il existe aussi un forum Slackware francophone: https://forum.slackware-fr.eu.org/. C'est pas super-actif, mais il y a des gens connaissants là-bas. (Et j'espère que mon français est aussi bon que ton anglais )

Hi sudolinux,
Your English is very good, so I'm sure you'll be able to get lots of help here. However, just to let you know, there's also a Francophone Slackware forum at https://forum.slackware-fr.eu.org/. It's not super-active, but there are knowledgeable people there.
Merci, il est beaucoup plus facile de parler en français qu'en anglais pour moi même si quelque personne dit que j'ai l'accent américain à mon âge (13 ans).

Thanks,its more easy to talk in French than English for me, even if some person says that i have a american accent for my age (13 years old)
 
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Old 05-14-2021, 10:33 PM   #11
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There are unofficial repositories that you can access by adding and configuring slackpkg+
http://www.slakfinder.org/slackpkg+.html
It can add unofficial repositories like multilib:
https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:multilib
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/multilib/
and http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/

The urls to use are already in slackpkgplus.conf. You need to uncomment and set the correct version and build or you'll have a mess.

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