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kponenation 02-14-2005 04:07 PM

Installing Synergy on Slackware.
When I try to install I get errors saying that ",, and" are missing so I installed glibc-2.3.4-i486-1.tgz which i downloaded from But I still can't install because I'm still missing ",, and"
Other distros have ",,, and more" in glibc but i don't think Slack does. What do I have to do?
Thanks in advance.

__J 02-14-2005 04:11 PM

are you trying to install an rpm???

kponenation 02-14-2005 05:35 PM

Yes, they only offer .rpm.

__J 02-14-2005 05:39 PM

change it into a slack package then install it:

rpm2tgz <package>.rpm

installpkg <package>.tgz

kponenation 02-14-2005 05:49 PM

It works... Thank you.
But could you please explain why i have to convert .rpm to tgz? Do I always have to covert them? This is like my 3rd day w/ Slackware.

__J 02-15-2005 05:50 AM

you dont *HAVE* to, but it will keep everything cleaner on your slack system. since you have no rpm's on your system (since slack is not an rpm distro) *EVERY* rpm you try to install will give you dependency errors even thought you might have everything on your system (rpm has no way of knowing this). In the end, I would suggest converting all rpm's you want to install to slack packages so everything ends up in /var/log/packages thus simplifying your package management (otherwise you would have to use two entirely different sets of package management tools to administer your system).

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