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    CVS , emerge


    i'm using slackware.

    How can i use cvs to install a package (give an example please)
    Can i install portage on slackware?

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    why do u need cvs to install a package?
    cant u just compile and install it from the source?
    by cvs i assume u mean concurrent version control??
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    CVS doesn't install a package at all. In its very simplest form it allows you to retrieve the entire source code for a project (although it has many, many more capabilities than that). SourceForge has some basic CVS help if you really want it. Like nikhil says, why do you even want to?

    I'm sure that you _could_, technically, install portage on Slackware, but that would likely more or less turn it into a Gentoo system, and would be a really ominous task.

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    yeah...cvs is just used to keep track of code that you have and to backtrack to previous versions of the code that you have if something drastic happens like accidental deletion of some files etc...you canot use it to install some software.
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    i'used gentoo and liked emerge command very much,just want to use it on slackware. If you think it's more diffucult then usual way,then i don't need them any more.

    Thanks anyway.

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    Use emerde, it's even written on slack: http://emerde.freaknet.org/ (warning: not tested by me)

    EDIT: Oops, old thread, and you also seem to use gentoo now

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