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Old 06-01-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Installing Dropline Gnome in Slackware 9.1


When I try to use Dropline Installer in Slackware 9.1, this message comes up:

Error: Your system is missing required software to install Dropline GNOME.  The programs and libraries listed as 'not found' must be installed in order to proceed.  Please ensure the following Slackware packages are installed:
        aspell cdparanoia elflibs grep perl
        pilot-link pkgtools sed textutils wget
These can be downloaded from and installed using installpkg.
Could someone plz tell me how to get these files? I know to go to, but I don't know what to do from there

Thanks in advance
Old 06-01-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
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If you installed from CD, they are on there. You must have chosen to not install very many packages.
Old 06-01-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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Go to Slackware packages
Search for each package that you want to download and download it.

Install the packages (as 'root') as follows :
installpkg 'package_name'
I am not sure if this answers the question or not

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Old 06-01-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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Since you're missing pkgtool, you have a major problem, since you need it to install packages. I suspect you'll need to install it by hand. Start by downloading this package:

Next, untar it (tar xzf pkgtools-9.1.0-i486-4.tgz) into your / directory. Then:
cd /install
chmod 744

You should now be able to run pkgtool. Check that it works, then choose 'Exit'. Remove the /install dirctory, you don't need it any more.

Now, so that your system knows that pkgtool is installed, you'll need to install it properly using pkgtool itself, so run installpkg /path/to/pkgtools-9.1.0-i486-4.tgz

Next up, grab the other missing packages from either the slackware ftp site, or a suitable mirror:

Pop them into a directory to gether, cd to that directory, and enter
installpkg *

Hopefully that should get you fixed up.


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