Originally Posted by dwhistler
but there is no .tgz file, so first I have to build that?
Why couldn't the download file already have that done?
A Slackware package can have several extensions. The standard format is the ".tgz
" package which has been compressed using gzip. When Slackware adopted a better compression tool which produces smaller packages (xz) the new package extension became ".txz
At the URL where you find my LibreOffice packages (http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/libreoffice/
) you notice that there are "pkg" and "pkg64" subdirectories as well as a "build" directory. The "build" directory contains everything you need (sources, scripts, patches) if you want to compile the packages yourself.
The "pkg" directory contains packages
for 32-bit Slackware (I assume the meaning of the subdirectories "13.1" and "13.37" is fairly obvious) while the "pkg64" directory contains packages
for 64-bit Slackware.
You will need at least one LibreOffice base package (like the 32bit package for Slackware 13.37, libreoffice-3.4.3-i486-1alien.txz
) and perhaps also a language pack from the same directory. The english language is included in the base package.
Slackware packages are installed by downloading them and then using the "installpkg" program to install them. Or the "upgradepkg" to upgrade a previous version of the program if you had one installed already.
Your lack of basic knowledge is something you have to cure real quick! Read http://slackbook.org/html/package-management.html