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Author Topic: Having problems installing Programs?  (Read 821 times)
CWM84
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« on: June 11, 2012, 05:56:05 am »

I just got done watching this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAMgE88QjEs

He says I will have problems installing programs from the OUTSIDE ( not though GSLAPT )

Due to the txZ files .... Will require me to MANAUALLY INSTALL dependencies ) I have no clue how to do that...

is it easy to do or is it like ubuntu where it automatically fixes the dependencies ) Huh Or Do I have to do it myself hunting and searching


Thanks,
Christopher
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 08:05:08 am »

Means use gslapt or slapt-get
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 09:16:20 am »

When I used Debian, I would sometimes port a package from unstable into stable via the source repository, which sometimes led to having to manually fetch dependencies.  Or if I was installing a deb file that was not in the repositories, but was found on the web, via "dpkg -i", then I'd have to note any missing dependencies if it failed to install (I think they've made this easier now with the tool gdebi-gtk, which automatically gets dependencies for deb files that aren't installed directly from the debian repositories).  However, here in Vector I find that even giving a readout of missing dependencies doesn't happen when I install a txz file.  Instead, it simply installs the package, regardless of missing dependencies.  So, I then have to run the program via the command line, and read the errors, to try to figure out what's missing.  This includes both txz files created on my computer via vpackager and txz files from slackfind.net.  vpackager and gslapt/slapt-get* are great tools, but they do sometimes seem to readily report packages as installed regardless of whether all the dependencies have been installed or not.

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*generally gslapt does take care of all dependencies, but sometimes it will report a package as installed which still is missing a dependency or two.
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MarkGrieveson
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 10:00:01 am »

I just got done watching this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAMgE88QjEs

He says I will have problems installing programs from the OUTSIDE ( not though GSLAPT )

I watched it, and he wrongly said that only the vl-QwikPicks would take care of dependencies, but that Gslapt would not.  He simply showed Gslapt without actually trying it (which would have debunked what he was saying).   Usually Gslapt will take care of dependencies (though on the odd occasion there may be an issue).
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 11:08:50 am »

Try the videos/guides here: http://opensourcebistro.com/  <- This guy has good VL tutorials and knows what he's talking about.
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