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    slapt-get --install


    I am new to slapt-get, but it seems like something worth learning. So far, I've been searching for, downloading and installing packages by hand. FYI, I'm using 10.2, kernel 2.6.10.

    I'm having difficulty installing packages.

    I first excute (for example):

    slapt-get --search app

    "app" appears in the output display, so I exeucte,

    slapt-get --install app

    and pretty consistently it returns 0 for packages installed, no such module.

    I'm sure that I am missing something obvious. Can someone offer advice?

    Thx!

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    Did you already do:
    Code:
    slapt-get --update
    first?
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    Yes, I did.

    The curious thing is that I can see the application I want in the --search display, but it will not retrieve it whan I say --install.

    Thank-you for your reply and interest in my question.

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    are you using proxy?

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    No, I'm not using a proxy. I have a direct connection to the internet through a cable modem and havn't used proxies in the past.

    Is proxy required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertViking
    Is proxy required?
    No.
    It would only give you extra trouble.

    Perhaps you could try this slapt-get package(if that's not what you're using already):
    http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=7419

    PS: Which package are you trying to install?

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    Hi,

    That's what I thought, too.

    There are a few packages that I was looking for. For all, I can browse to an arbitrary FTP site and dowload the package, no problem. The thing I liked about using a package management tool was keeping things current later.

    Here's an example. Was trying to install bittorrent. I checked my referenced package sites to see if it was there.

    # slapt-get --search | grep bit
    bc-1.06-i386-2 [inst=yes]: bc (An arbitrary precision calculator language)
    *****x-1.1-i486-2 [inst=yes]: *****X (chat client)
    libsamplerate-0.1.2-i486-1kjz [inst=no]: libsamplerate - Secret Rabbit Code (sample rate converter)
    bittorrent-4.1.6-noarch-1rsa [inst=no]: BitTorrent (A file distribution utility)

    Looks like bittorrent is there. So I execute:

    # slapt-get --install BitTorrent
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    No such package: BitTorrent
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    Done

    Not much help :->

    This is the revision of slapt-get I'm using (I downloaded source and compiled it locally): slapt-get-0.9.10d-i386-1

    Thanks for taking a minute to ponder my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertViking
    # slapt-get --install BitTorrent
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    No such package: BitTorrent
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    It's :
    slapt-get --install bittorrent (and not BitTorrent)

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    Good call, that worked. I'm always so sensitive about being case sensitive that I over "cased" it.

    What am I doing wrong on this example?

    # slapt-get --search karamba
    superkaramba-0.37-RC1-i486-1ron [inst=no]: karamba 0.37-RC1 eye-candy on your KDE desktop

    # slapt-get --install karamba
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    No such package: karamba
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    Done

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertViking
    Good call, that worked. I'm always so sensitive about being case sensitive that I over "cased" it.

    What am I doing wrong on this example?

    # slapt-get --search karamba
    superkaramba-0.37-RC1-i486-1ron [inst=no]: karamba 0.37-RC1 eye-candy on your KDE desktop

    # slapt-get --install karamba
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    No such package: karamba
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    Done
    Always pick the real file name without the version numbers and extensions.
    In this case:
    superkaramba-0.37-RC1-i486-1ron > makes:
    slapt-get --install superkaramba

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