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Old 06-17-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Angry Setup problem

Hey guys,

I have recently downloaded Slackware 9.1 in the form of small packages. After partitioning and everything, I installed it, and it work. However, there seems to be a slight problem, when I log in, I enter Setup, and press enter, and it says as if the file didnt exist. Now, I would like to know if it is necessary to load the installation ramdisk inorder to load setup, even though installpkg and uninstallpkg work just fine, I dont know.

Second question, what are the all the other package commands/scripts that are available and should work, this is to test the integrity of my installation. I figure such a problem might seem small, but my force me to reinstall or even redownload!

I will be waiting to hear from you soon.
Old 06-17-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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I am not sure I understand your question. The 'setup' program, as far as I know, is only present on the installation disk of Slackware. Therefore, once your system is installed, it does not contain this program (it does not need to be installed anymore!).

However, there are several 'scripts', commands and programs that you can run to see if your Slackware machine is OK. Try the following, for instance:

-1- installpkg
-2- removepkg (with no package name!)
-3- ls /var/log/packages/ | less (to obtain a quick list of all the software installed on your machine)
-4- ls /usr/doc/ | less (to obtain a quick list of all the documentations installed on your machine).
-5- Try running 'top', as user root (type 'u', then 'root') to display all the programs running as root. If needed, disable all the services, except for the ones you really need. For instance, I only run 'ssh'
-6- Finally, remember that the following commands will provide help when you need it: apropos, whereis, whatis, which, and man. These are your friends: use them wisely!

Hope this helps!
Old 06-17-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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pkgtool is another good utility. You can list, install, remove packages with it. Also you have some setup utilities to run from there.
Hope that helps.


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