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Old 04-24-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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package managing questions for newbie


I am trying to install kino (requirements here) so I can get the video off of my new digital camcorder. I have been trying to check which of these I already have, by going to /var/log/packages (a slack friend told me to look there) and seeing if i can find them there.

I seem to be missing the majority of them. (i have gtk 2.6, libxml2, and audiofile) So now I am trying to find the remaining packages, and i don't know where to look. I was looking on the slack site here
but I couldn't find any of the packages i don't have yet. Im sorry, I am very new to linux, and I have heard slackware forces you to learn a lot about linux so I really want to stick with it.

Any help is very much appreciated, please try to keep in mind that I am very new and hopefully we can get this figured out. Thank you in advance for all help.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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you'll find a lot of them here probably:

http://www.rpmseek.com/index.html

I searched for 2 or 3 in the list and i found them..
 
Old 04-24-2006, 07:30 PM   #3
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I tried that site, but I think rpm's are distribution specific, and the first package i tried finding (gtk-devel) was only for suse and ximian. Is there any place i can find the source for these packages so i can do a configure, make? Or at least maybe an RPM that is for Slackware, (I have version 10.1).

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Old 04-24-2006, 07:44 PM   #4
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I got mine from here:

http://slackware.it/en/

But I am using slackware-current and not 10.1.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 08:06 PM   #5
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My browser just flipped out on me and I lost a whole helluvalotta information I was about to post.

The short story is: for unofficial binary packages, try http://www.linuxpackages.net/

The long story is much longer *annoyed at the loss of information!*

When you finally get around sorting out all the deps, check this thread for how to fix up the raw1394 device node in Slack: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...highlight=kino

For official binary-package-searching, as Andriy has said, try http://slackware.it/en/pb/
If you downloaded the disks, it won't be able to provide you anything *extra*, just merely what is on the disks.

To get the source of a package (make sure you *can't* find an official binary first), google it =)

A lot of stuff is on Sourceforge, so get used to using their site.

You should read some of the other posts about packages and don't forget to check the slackbook (http://www.slackbook.org/)!

I will post a better response tomorrow if you're still having problems =)

Take care,
- Piete.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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Ok, I have tried a few things with little results (probably because of my own misunderstanding). I will list what I have tried so far. (All searches based on "gtk-devel" as that is the first one I am missing) I tried the slackware link you posted and clicked on "packages". I looked through every directory in the next page searching for "gtk-devel" without any luck. The directory that contained the most gtk based pkgs was /l but gtk-devel was not there.

I then tried sourceforge for searching but it returned no results. The search criteria was "gtk-devel".

I resorted to some google searching which returned a lot of RPM files but I mainly saw only RPM's for Suse. I'm sure I must be doing something silly here.

Is there a way that gtk-devel could be a pkg just for specific distros? Any help would be greatly appreciated and a big thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 11:10 PM   #7
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Now that you mention it, yes I think gtk-devel is just gtk, but for certain distros. I'm not sure, because Slackware is the only distro I've ever used (besides live CDs). Some distros split packages into two packages, a normal and a devel package. For Slack, just installing gtk, or installing gtk from source should be enough.

I think.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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So should I just skip this package for now, and try others? Also, is there a good way for viewing and searching packages other than viewing /var/log/packages by piping ls into less?
 
Old 04-25-2006, 11:22 AM   #9
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You can:

Code:
ls /var/log/packages/* | grep gtk
Which is sorta what you want =)

Slack doesn't tend to differentiate between development packages and non-development packages (with the notable exception of x11). I've listed the deps and where they exist below, so, now you know.

The following are from Slack 10.1, run the searches from your version for total accuracy:

# gtk 2.6
# gtk-devel

slackware/l/gtk+2-2.6.1-i486-2

# glib-devel

slackware/l/glib2-2.6.1-i486-1

# gnome-libs
# gnome-libs-devel

Unavailable from slack, compile from source: http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-libs/

# xdevel

slackware/x/x11-devel-6.8.1-i486-3

# imlib-devel

slackware/l/imlib-1.9.15-i486-1

# libxml2
# libxml2-devel

slackware/l/libxml2-2.6.16-i486-1

# audiofile

slackware/l/audiofile-0.2.6-i486-1

- Piete.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 08:13 PM   #10
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Piete, thank you very much for all that information. It took me a while to figure out that the packages denoted by # were found on the following pathname(just because im a newbie ). With all of this help I've gotten I've finally been able to install all of the required packages.

Main thing that really helped was realizing the -devel pkgs weren't necessary in slackware (since they are already included in the normal pkg). The only hang i had installing kino after this was updating another pkg that I had, but was too old. Now I just have to learn how to use kino. Thanks again for all the help.

Also, I had to go to linuxpackages.net (which is actually a slack-site despite the name) to update the outdated pkg. Hopefully someone else can use this info someday.

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