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I am trying to install a torrent program on my new slackware 11.0 machine can i not use an rpm? how can I get a program to use torrents?...
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    help with slackware


    I am trying to install a torrent program on my new slackware 11.0 machine
    can i not use an rpm?
    how can I get a program to use torrents?

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    No, Slackware doesn't use RPMs. Go to http://www.linuxpackages.net and see if they have a ready to go package for Slackware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    No, Slackware doesn't use RPMs. Go to http://www.linuxpackages.net and see if they have a ready to go package for Slackware.
    I want to get gnome on my machine also do you know how to do this?
    How do I install a package once I have downloaded it?

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    I think Gnome is no longer included on the Slackware CDs, but lots of Slack users like Dropline Gnome for Slack:

    http://www.droplinegnome.net/

    When I ran Slackware, I always used pkgtool to install packages. Go to a terminal, su to root, and run the pkgtool command.
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    and the how to install packages on slackware thing is not helpful, I have installed the package using kpackage
    NOW HOW DO I USE IT?

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    Installing software using pkgtool (Slackware)

    Slackware packages are usually distributed as .tgz files containing pre-built binaries. To install a Slackware package, you first need to manually download it. A good place to start searching for Slackware packages is www.linuxpackages.net.

    Once you have downloaded the package, install it using the command:

    # installpkg some-package.tgz

    Uninstalling is also simple:

    # removepkg some-package.tgz

    You can also install, remove and list packages on your system using the pkgtool and follow the on-screen prompts:

    # pkgtool


    Its very simple... You need to try few installations/uninstallations

    say you have package ocrad...x....xxx.tgz
    now you will install it
    installpkg ocrad...x....xxx.tgz
    To run type ocrad


    Now download few packages from linuxpackages.net, install them ,run & remove them

    You will also see their entry in menus when you log off and login back again.

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