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    Few Slack questions


    1. I downloaded Open Office - pretty a lot of rpms inside. Do I just make all of them to tgz and install or is there other way to install Open Office?

    2. Is there need to do something like apt-get update is debs or yum update in others? Do I need to update Slack? Is there a soft for that?

    Thx

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    Probably the easiest thing is to get the package from http://www.linuxpackages.net and then use pkgtool to install it.
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    i got my openoffice.org package from installing slapt-get which gets it for you and installs through pkgtool. look up slapt-get and install gslapt with it and you can find the software updates you need through it. gslapt has to be run as root as far as i know. its handy to have but as far as necessary that is up to the user some people are just as familiar with linuxpackages.net to use it directly, for the slapt-get uses linuxpackages.net as a repository. slapt-get is the equivalent to apt-get and gslapt is the Gui front end that you can use. some people use swaret as a package manager but i cannot give advice on it as i have not used it.


    ps if there isnt a tgz file out there on linuxpackages.net you can use the command line tool rpm2tgz to convert the rpm to tgz and install with pkgtools.
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    One more thing, I have compiled several programmes in Slackware 11. Can I somehow retrieve the .tgz file from compiling process to share it with the community for example?

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    You get to keet the original .tgz file, and you can delete it or store it somewhere. Or isn't that what you ment?

    Also, I was able to rpm the OpenOffice.org onto my system using the --nodeps flag. I did have to make all the links manually.

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