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Old 01-28-2004, 08:38 AM   #1
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Slackware dilemma

I have a Slackware 9.1 system with 6.2.0 kernel and I am a little bit worried about it. It has a different directory structure than RedHat or Suse so it will not work to install a .rpm file because it is configured to be installed on RedHat(I hope I didn't made mistakes). I need to install kylix 3.0. On RedHat 9.0 i had replaced glibc with an older version to make it work but on Slackware I don't know what to do.
Could someone help me?

Old 01-28-2004, 09:42 AM   #2
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Slackware is not an rpm based distribution so I recommend not using rpm's, the dependancies won't work.

If you want to install kylix just download it, and the upgrade, and install them. It should work just fine. Don't go replacing your glibc with an older version, you won't like the results

As far the directory structure goes, Slackware was basically the 2nd linux distribution ever, after SLS. It has pretty much kept the same directory structure since the begining of time. It is "linux as linux was originally intended" if you will.

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Old 01-28-2004, 02:07 PM   #4
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I wonder of the rpm2tgz tool would do an adequate job of converting the package for Slack?
Old 01-28-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
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Nowadays I just refuse stuff I can't the source or at least a .tgz package.... (maybe a src.rpm, rebuild it and then rpm2tgz it...but I don't think Kylix will be that easy... Any Slack kylix user! give us your light!
Old 01-28-2004, 05:06 PM   #6
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Since the Kylix installer lets you choose the installation dir yourself, the difference in directory structure between RH and Slack is of little consequence. You can install Kylix with the script using the -m option ( './ -m' ). You can install the update without any option.
The only thing you have to do after the installation is add the line 'export LC_ALL=en_US' (replace en_US with whatever your language is) to your /etc/profile or your .bash_profile. That should get it up and running on your Slack box.
Old 01-30-2004, 12:04 PM   #7
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I've had a lot of success downloading various applications in rpm format and using the rpm2tgz function along with Slackware's nifty installpkg. I've gotten to the point now where I just actively look for rpm's when I'm downloading things and don't bother with other package formats or source.


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