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Hi folks, Just finished installing Slackware-11.0 with KDE 3.5 desktop. But I can't find "slapt-get" # slapt-get update -bash: slapt-get: command not found # which slapt-get Not there. Pls advise ...
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    Where is slapt-get


    Hi folks,

    Just finished installing Slackware-11.0 with KDE 3.5 desktop. But I can't find "slapt-get"

    # slapt-get update
    -bash: slapt-get: command not found

    # which slapt-get
    Not there.

    Pls advise how to install it from "Slackware-11.0 install" DVD. TIA


    B.R.
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    I'm not a Slackware user so bear with me. If the package is on the dvd, simply install it with installpkg. If it is not, go to www.linuxpackages.net and download it from there (here it is).
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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    Just a suggestion, on the 2nd disc there is slackpkg and that does all the same functions as slapt-get although it knows how to deal with the .new files after any major updates. I would recommend trying that. Let alone Pat uses it so it can't be too bad. I use it and I have found that it takes care of the packages on your system better, its just an extension of pkgtool. In the slackpkg directory there is a nice how to txt file give it a read. Otherwize here is the slapt-get link: http://software.jaos.org/#slapt-get

    Best of luck
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    Hi folks,

    Slackware-11.0-64bit
    KDE 3.5

    Tks for your advice and link.


    Download "slapt-get-0.9.11b-x86_64-1.tgz" from "linuxpackages.net" on KDE desktop

    and performed following step to install the package;

    # installpkg Desktop/slapt-get-0.9.11b-x86_64-1.tgz
    Code:
    Installing package slapt-get-0.9.11b-x86_64-1...
    PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
    slapt-get: slapt-get (APT like system for Slackware)
    slapt-get: slapt-get is an APT like system for Slackware package management.
    slapt-get:
    slapt-get:  * See /usr/doc/slapt-get-0.9.11b/ for complete documentation.
    slapt-get:  * You will also want to customize /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc,
    slapt-get:    using a local mirror.  www.slackware.com may be very busy.
    slapt-get:  * Support:
    slapt-get:    http://software.jaos.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/slapt-get-user
    slapt-get:  * Please translate
    slapt-get:    http://software.jaos.org/BUILD/slapt-get/po/slapt-get.pot
    slapt-get:    then send to slapt-get-devel@software.jaos.org
    slapt-get:
    Executing install script for slapt-get-0.9.11b-x86_64-1...
    # which slapt-get
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/slapt-get
    # slapt-get --update
    Code:
    bash: /usr/sbin/slapt-get: cannot execute binary file
    Failed to run "slapt-get"


    Kindly advise how to fix the problem. Tks.


    How to check whether Slackware-11.0 running on the PC is 64bit version


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    Hi crin,

    Tks for your advice.

    Just a suggestion, on the 2nd disc there is slackpkg and that does all the same functions as slapt-get although it knows how to deal with the .new files after any major updates. I would recommend trying that. Let alone Pat uses it so it can't be too bad. I use it and I have found that it takes care of the packages on your system better, its just an extension of pkgtool. In the slackpkg directory there is a nice how to txt file give it a read.
    I found slackpkg on;

    DVD --> extra --> slackpkg

    # ls /mnt/dvd/extra/slackpkg/
    Code:
    slackpkg-2.09-noarch-1.tgz  slackpkg-2.09-noarch-1.tgz.asc  slackpkg-2.09-noarch-1.txt\
    # cat /mnt/dvd/extra/slackpkg/slackpkg-2.09-noarch-1.txt
    Code:
    slackpkg: slackpkg 
    slackpkg:
    slackpkg: Slackpkg is a package manager for Slackware. It can download,
    slackpkg: upgrade, install and remove selected packages. With it, you
    slackpkg: can search in the Slackware Package database and find which
    slackpkg: package has the selected file.
    slackpkg:
    slackpkg: Slackpkg DOESN'T replace pkgtool. Actually, Slackpkg uses pkgtool
    slackpkg: for all install|upgrade|remove functions.
    slackpkg:
    slackpkg:
    I can't find its howto. I suppose I have installed slackpkg because I installed almost everythings except game. Can you advise how to evoke slackpkg to update/upgrade/install etc. packages. TIA


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    There is a bit of info on the slackpkg website here.
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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    I apologize for the mistake. Yes the link that bryansmith posted is correct, you may also want to read the output of "slackpkg -h". If you go to the link it also gives a brief description of the usage. As far as the error with your slapt-get I can not give any real good advice, Before I used slackpkg I was a swaret user.

    If you install slackpkg you will want to edit the /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file and uncomment the mirror you would like to update from. You'll be able to choose from either the -stable tree or the -current tree. Also if you have any packages that are built from source or upgraded from the extra (mozilla-firefox-2.0.0.1) you will want to add them to /etc/slackpkg/blacklist. Its always a good practice to make sure the kernel packs are blacklisted too.

    C-rin

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    Hi bryansmith and bryansmith,

    Tks for your advice and link.

    I think I made a mistake installing 32bit slackware wrongly considered as 64bit version. I'm running AMD Athlon64 x2 dual core PC.

    # arch
    i686

    It is a 32bit version.

    I should download 64 bit version on;
    The Slamd64 Linux Project
    http://slamd64.com/

    I'll start over again downloading the correct 64bit Slackware. Tks.


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