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I am trying to install stellarium and while I was able to find a tgz it didn't install correctly. It said that this file didn't come from makepg. As a ...
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    Stellarium


    I am trying to install stellarium and while I was able to find a tgz it didn't install correctly. It said that this file didn't come from makepg. As a result it won't run. And I can't find where it was installed, if it was really installed.
    I just need to find a stellarium version that will install in Slackware.


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    Make sure you get the slackbuild for the right version of Slackware.

    SlackBuilds.org - stellarium
    SlackBuilds.org - stellarium
    SlackBuilds.org - stellarium (gotta love an os that has a version 13.37)
    and so on

    They may have different dependencies
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    I need a tgz file. These are tar.go files that I need to compile
    earlier I tried to compile a tar.go file and I get a link in error. POD document had syntax errors at /usr/bin/pod2man.
    So u can see why I need a tgz file OR a fix for this linking error.


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    Hi Gregm..
    I went to the SlackBuilds.org site and downloaded the stellarium file.
    But it is a *.tar.gz file?? I need a TGZ file so I can use installpkg etc.. to install it ..
    I tried to compile it earlier today and it failed.
    I tried it again with this new file downloaded from SlackBuilds.org and it came up with the same failure:

    Linking CXX exectuable stellarium. Error.
    Pod document had syntax errors at /usr/bin/pod2man line 71.

    Is there a way to fix this error? Either that or get a TGZ file for stellarium??


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    You grab the slackbuild file and the source code. The slackbuild is basically a script that will compile the source and make package for you to install. SlackBuilds.org]How to
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    Elijah
    Yes. It works just like you said. Wow. Thanks for the tip. I wish I could find more tips as it would make life much easier with Slackware. I will have to search a bit to see what else is out there.


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    Slackbook is probably the definitive source on Slackware. It's quite useful for other distros also
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    Slackbook is probably the definitive source on Slackware. It's quite useful for other distros also
    An excellent resource - ArchWiki is a pretty good resource too. I guess since they both expect you to work at it a bit.

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    Another question, can you use slack builds with an older source file. For example with stellarium and Slackware 14.1 version 12 stellarium is downloaded with the slackBuilds . Could you use source 10.2 instead with the current slackBuilds file?


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