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JROCK1980 11-12-2003 03:28 AM

installpkg question
# [ROOT=<path>] installpkg [option] <package name>...

Does ROOT mean the directory that it is in. So if I download mplayer.tar.gz
in my home directory of bob would it be the following

/home/bob installpkg -m mplayer.tar.gz

Or is this done another way

-X- 11-12-2003 04:08 AM

Put mplayer.tar.gz somewhere, cd there, and as root type pkgtool, select current location. It will find and install.

JROCK1980 11-12-2003 04:17 AM

ok and that was just a sample I made up sorry, but I will try

JROCK1980 11-13-2003 08:22 PM

Ok I downloaded a game lbreakout When I type pkgtool it brings up the program. I click install from current directory. Before typing pkgtool I move to the directory the tar.gz is. Still the same results. I tried un tar it and still no results. Am I missing something?

egh128 11-13-2003 08:53 PM

Slackware packages come in the .tgz format. You can't install a package from a tar.gz file. You have to compile and install it from source (which is what is inside the tar.gz file).

-X- 11-13-2003 09:02 PM

Yes, that's correct, tgz.
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