B1henning 2012-05-22 18:31:40
does installpkg tool allow for remotely fetch of the package for
install if the package is not on the machine?
Does slackware allow for source installs of packages? What I mean is
can the installpkg tool be used to fetch the source build it and
Daniel de kok 2012-05-22 18:31:45
On 11 Feb 2004 15:00:17 -0800
No. But swaret, slapt-get and other package managers can.
Installpkg just installs .tgz files. But you can rebuild the Slackware
packages with the build scripts.
With kind regards,
Daniel de Kok
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N46is 2012-05-22 18:32:00
You may find yourself often just compiling packages from source
(works pretty well under Slackware).
less README ; less INSTALL
../configure –help ; ./configure
make && make install
In case you needing to update any libraries, same steps as before
plus check /etc/ld.so.conf (make sure it contains /usr/local/lib),
and `man ldconfig`. The rest I think you will figure out, since
both OS are very similar.
-nabis (FreeBSD 5.1 Slackware 8.1)
Ori bernstein 2012-05-22 18:32:02
Suggestion – install ‘checkinstall’ and use it instead of ‘make install’.
It creates a package, making maintenance easier.
Mark hill 2012-05-23 04:32:43
On 11 Feb 2004 15:00:17 -0800,
As you’re a BSD user, you might like to try NetBSD’s pkgsrc, which has
been ported to Linux. —
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Thomas overgaa 2012-05-23 04:32:48
No. But take a look at ‘swaret’ in the /extra directory.
No. You must go the good old way to build yourself. But you can use
checkinstall from the /extra directory instead of the last ‘make
install’ command. This will build and install a Slackware package that
can be removed or reinstalled like any other Slackware packages.
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