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  1. #1

    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.

    tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
    cd untareddirectory
    make install
    make clean
    But when I use

    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.

  2. #2


    You should start here first.

    The fluxbox package can be found on disk1 or dvd under /slackware/xap
    alternatively you can download it from here

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

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

    install packages in this folder.

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

  3. #3
    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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