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    installing slapt-get


    How do you install slapt-get on slackware 13.0

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    Download one of these packages... depending on whether you are running 32-bit or 64-bit Slackware:

    http://software.jaos.org/slackpacks/....2b-i386-1.tgz

    http://software.jaos.org/slackpacks/...b-x86_64-1.tgz

    ... and then use package tool to install the package (see package utilities):

    Slackware Package Management

    It should work unless they've made any big package management changes since I last used Slackware.
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    slapt -get

    I ran pkgtools like you said on that file but where did it install it to ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcnewslackuser View Post
    I ran pkgtools like you said on that file but where did it install it to ?
    Slapt-get is a command line utility, so you won't find it in your applications menu. You can take a look at the documentation for slapt-get here:

    Slapt-get FAQ

    http://software.jaos.org/git/slapt-get/plain/README

    http://software.jaos.org/git/slapt-get/plain/INSTALL

    http://software.jaos.org/git/slapt-get/plain/ChangeLog

    I think there are one or more frontend applications that you can install to work along with it if you want a GUI. More on slapt-get here:

    software.jaos.org
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    packages

    ya i figured it out im ot sure how to use the commands in apt-get yet but i did find it in the command line an the what u were talking about with a gui is gslapt i believe

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    Gslapt is here.
    software.jaos.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcnewslackuser View Post
    ya i figured it out im ot sure how to use the commands in apt-get yet but i did find it in the command line an the what u were talking about with a gui is gslapt i believe
    I think you'll find that many Slackware purists recommend against using slapt-get, swaret, and other such package tools, and recommend using pkgtool or installpkg only, but that's something that each user has to decide for him/herself.

    Hope you'll have fun with Slackware.
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    hmm

    the gslapt program i downloaded only seems to show the packages I have on my system I dont see a list of packages to download

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    I don't know specifics with gslapt, but my guess would be to look for for the 'preference' menu, under that there should be a tab for 'sources'. Make sure there is a source repository selected.

    After selecting a repository, or if there is already one selected, hit 'update'.

    There may also be a filter of some sort, or maybe under 'view' with an option to list only installed packages, or only packages that are not installed. Look for something like that.

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    I've not used slapt-get in about 4 or 5 years now so I'm not up to speed on using it, but documentation for gslapt can be found here:

    software.jaos.org

    Here's what the sources preferences window referenced above by reed9 should look like:

    http://software.jaos.org/screenshots...fs_sources.png
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