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    Creating and installing packages

    I'm very new to Linux and I was wondering, is there a very very newbie walkthrough for creating and installing a package. If so, could someone post it or write one out. I am generally trying to learn for the sake of learning and so I can install stuff manually.

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Here is a linuxpackages howto:

    You could also look into checkinstall. I only seem to be able to find tutorials for making rpm's or deb's but I'm kinda tired so my searching skills right now are sub-par .

    Post back if you have any problems.
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    So I downloaded firefox-, and I was curious if you could walk me through an install. I'm assuming that the method that you will go through will work on all .tar.gz files.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    you dont have to 'install' FireFox. right click on tar.gz file and select 'Extract here'. this will create a 'FireFox' folder. open Folder and look for file 'firefox' in it. double click on 'firefox' file. FireFox window will pop up. create 'symlink' of 'firefox' file on Desktop or in Menu.
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    I assume you are wanting to know how to compile and install your packages. checkinstall works well for this and is found in /extra

    Do a standard compile using the normal commands

    ./configure (assuming there is a configure included)


    and instead of make install do checkinstall

    This will create a Slackware package ready for installation.

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