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Old 01-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Package manager


I have installed Slackware13, it is awesome.but I have couple of issues,

I need to install adobe flash plugins to my firefox browser, the automatic install option failed for no reason and gave me manual option.

I have downloaded tar extension file and don't know what to do next.

My package update manager is not working when I choose that option, it says smart manager need to be installed, not sure how it install it.

while installing what kind of packages I can select for slackware e.g debian type, rpm type etc.

How to activate ssh server?

Guys, please help me out.

Laki
 
Old 01-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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I think you need to read the SlackBook http://slackbook.org/ but to get you going...

If you are running 64-bit then there is a flashplayer-plugin in extra/ or for 32bit you probably are best to use the slackbuild here
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...player-plugin/

For package management (read that Slackbook... really) use pkgtools, slackpkg, sbopkg or slackbuilds.org. The kde package manager is not designed to work with Slackware.

Package types are .tgz or .txz

edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config to taste then
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd
/etc/rc.d/rc.sshd start
 
Old 01-10-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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Welcome to Slackware LQ forum.
To install the flash pluging for Firefox (and many other application packages) you could start getting familiar with SlackBuilds.org.
Here's the Howto and here's flash-player-plugin

You could also do it 'manually' following the Installation instructions for tar.gz

To enable or disable services read 14.1.2 Services started from init scripts from the slackbook or su to root, type pktool and pick 'setup' > 'Choose Slackware installation scripts to run again' then select 'Services'.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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Here is a simple guide to get you started with how package management works in Slackware
http://beginlinux.com/desktop_traini...age-management
 
Old 01-10-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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Thank you

Guys,
Thanks for quick help, I will go thru each of them to learn more about slackware linux.

Laki
 
Old 01-11-2010, 07:04 AM   #6
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when you untar that tar file it'll give you a file ending in ".so" I think. All i did was copy this file to /home/yourUserName/.firefox/plugins. After a ff restart sites like youtube worked fine.
 
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:26 PM   #7
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Thumbs up It worked, thank you all

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrgoblin View Post
i think you need to read the slackbook http://slackbook.org/ but to get you going...

If you are running 64-bit then there is a flashplayer-plugin in extra/ or for 32bit you probably are best to use the slackbuild here
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...player-plugin/

for package management (read that slackbook... Really) use pkgtools, slackpkg, sbopkg or slackbuilds.org. The kde package manager is not designed to work with slackware.

Package types are .tgz or .txz

edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config to taste then
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.sshd
/etc/rc.d/rc.sshd start
it worked, thank you all
 
Old 04-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #8
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But WHAT is that "smart" ?

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My package update manager is not working when I choose that option, it says smart manager need to be installed, not sure how it install it.
What is that smart? I just installed the slack 13 and need this thing,that wasn't installed in the not-so-"full install",and there is nothing in linuxpackages with this name too.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 08:01 PM   #9
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What is that smart? I just installed the slack 13 and need this thing,that wasn't installed in the not-so-"full install",and there is nothing in linuxpackages with this name too.
slackpkg is good and comes with sw. Also sbopkg is good - from sbopkg.org.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #10
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it worked, thank you all
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