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Thread: Slackware: How does one manage the packages?

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    Slackware: How does one manage the packages?

    I installed the base system. So now I should be installing xorg. The problem: No package manager. How does the common Slackware user manage to install something with a lot of dependencies without a package manager? Apt was not even included as a choice when selecting the packages during installation.

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    Re: Slackware: How does one manage the packages?

    Slackware uses the basic TGZ to install packages. When I first started using slackware I found this article about package management in slackware. Maybe it will be of some help to you (it's a pdf):

    http://www.linuxpackages.net/gen_pdf...=pkgtools.html

    Here is another good article about installing packages:

    http://www.slackbook.org/html/package-management.html

    For the most part, you are going to have to read the readme files that come with the packages. Slackware is a great distro to learn the finer points of managing a linux system, it just has a much steeper learning curve. Try searching Google for any questions, as there is a lot of information out there for it.
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    Re: Slackware: How does one manage the packages?

    Quote Originally Posted by newnet View Post
    I installed the base system. So now I should be installing xorg.
    That's very easy :

    Code:
    mkdir ~/xorgpackages
    cd ~/xorgpackages
    wget ftp://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/slackware-12.0/slackware/x/*.tgz
    installpkg *.tgz
    Wait a few minutes, you're done.

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