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Old 10-02-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question Installing Packages


I need to know how to install packages for Slackware 14.2. I know where to download them from, but I don't have a clue as to installing them. I'm interested in vlc and virtualbox in particular.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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Code:
installpkg /path/to/package.txz
As for VLC, search for AlienBob's package, it has everything you need.

I install VirtualBox from the official generic install direct from Oracle. You should be able to install from slackbuild though.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 01:01 PM   #3
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https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...inary_packages
 
Old 10-02-2019, 01:11 PM   #4
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ok well look lets take it from the point of view of something simply , lets say latext2html

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...ic/latex2html/

you will see source and slackbuild. Download the slackbuild. latext2html.tar.gz

right click on it, open with arc , extract to say desktop and you get a directory .


Now download the source and put it in the directory called latex2html. So now inside that directory you should have the source file (latex2html-2019.2.tar.gz) , readme, slack-desc,info, manual and the slackbuild file latex2html.Slackbuild; its the last file we will be interested in now.

First go to command line; log in as root eg $su ->pasword

# chmod a+x latex2html.SlackBuild

# ./latex2html.SlackBuild

after that last command you will see compile process and if lucky get a notification package in /tmp/package

to install # installpkg /tmp/packagename
 
Old 10-02-2019, 01:14 PM   #5
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now then for other packages , there will be a choice for source depending on whether you have 14.2 32 bit or 64 bit. Choose depending on what your running. Now heres the tedious part many packages need dependencies and some dependencies have deps. basically you have to build package and install bottom up. VLC might make you feel faint when you look at slackbuild
 
Old 10-02-2019, 01:19 PM   #6
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I would suggest doing builds for simple packages like latex2html and others first, at least you learn what the dependencies are called. When you get fed up time line might be build->https://sbopkg.org ->slackpkg or slpkg
 
Old 10-02-2019, 01:46 PM   #7
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If you install "sbopkg" you can install all slackbuilds doing this:

Code:
sbopkg -g vlc
sbopkg -i vlc
If you run only "sbopkg" you will get the ncurses interface with a lot of options.

"sboui" is also a useful frontend for install from slackbuilds or other repositories. Another option is also to use slackpkg+ which has a lot of applications.

https://sbopkg.org/

https://github.com/montagdude/sboui

http://www.slakfinder.org/slackpkg+.html
 
Old 10-02-2019, 05:08 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SNOBAL80 View Post
I need to know how to install packages for Slackware 14.2. I know where to download them from, but I don't have a clue as to installing them. I'm interested in vlc and virtualbox in particular.
Good site to find ready packages: I already pointed the search for vlc
http://slakfinder.org/index.php?star...r=veru#results

Example of how to install this package: Be root
installpkg vlc-3.0.8-x86_64-1alien.txz

To remove a package from the system: Be root
removepkg vlc-3.0.8-x86_64-1alien.txz




 
Old 10-02-2019, 09:36 PM   #9
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Or crank up a VM and run slackrepo within to build your packages.
 
Old 10-02-2019, 10:09 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies, I'll try your suggestions.
 
  


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