[SOLVED] Re-install a package
Have been advised to use "installpkg" not "slackpkg" because the later is for use across the network. This is confusing to me because in reading and checking the web it seems that slackpkg could do the job. Else, why does it have cdrom as a mirror??
If I do use installpkg it wants package names for installation. I only know the application name. How do I find the package name??
(SOLVED)Re-install a package
Yes, I understand that Slackware distributes its packages having worked out all the dependencies. My problem had been in relating applications to packages. I did run into a good historical review of Slackware package tools at: Linux.com :: A look at Slackware's package utilities
It covered swaret, slackpkg, pkgtool, xxxpkg, slapt-get, etc. and the very promising portpkg.
When I write software which depends on specific libraries, applications, etc. I have always noted same in a special paragraph, its my science training I guess. Hence my desire to have others do likewise but they do not live in my world.
Again thanks very much for your straight forward response and assistance. It was a great help.