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When I installed Slackware i accidentaly didn't installing fluxbox. I tried installing it (among other programs) from source using. Code: tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz cd untareddirectory ./configure make make install make ...
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    noob cant't install programs from source


    When I installed Slackware i accidentaly didn't installing fluxbox. I tried installing it (among other programs) from source using.

    Code:
    tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
    cd untareddirectory
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    make clean
    But when I use

    Code:
    xwmconfig
    to change to switch to fluxbox it doesn't show up.

    Is there a way I can install it from the slackware CD? If so how?
    Have any ideas why none of the other programs I have tried installing don't work?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Smile

    You should start here first.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/sla...questions.html

    The fluxbox package can be found on disk1 or dvd under /slackware/xap
    alternatively you can download it from here
    http://packages.slackware.it/search....&t=1&q=fluxbox

    As superuser
    #installpkg /path to folder/fluxbox-1.0rc2-i486-1.tgz

    or cd to the folder in which fluxbox is located and do;
    #pkgtool

    install packages in this folder.

    or just use the KDE package manager and install from there.

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    using 'make install' is a good way to install random stuff into your filesystem that you usually have no way of geting out again.

    I'd always use packages and the 'checkinstall' application, to make packages out of the source tarballs you unextract and build, instead of 'make install' use 'checkinstall -ss'

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