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Installing Packages from a PC with no Internet
« on: March 22, 2007, 03:54:28 pm »
Hello!

I've just installed VectorLinux on an old computer with no network card. Now I wanted to know if there may be an efficient way of installing packages and resolving indipendencies without having to download every single package from a computer with internet and then hoping the package does not need any further packages. Is it, perhaps, possible to use a burned Slackware-DVD as a source in slapt? I'm pretty new to linux (sorry) ^^

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Re: Installing Packages from a PC with no Internet
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 04:40:42 pm »
Hello!

I've just installed VectorLinux on an old computer with no network card. Now I wanted to know if there may be an efficient way of installing packages and resolving indipendencies without having to download every single package from a computer with internet and then hoping the package does not need any further packages. Is it, perhaps, possible to use a burned Slackware-DVD as a source in slapt? I'm pretty new to linux (sorry) ^^

I think it might be possible. Add the line SOURCE=file:///mnt/dvd/packages/ (or something similar) to /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc.
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Re: Installing Packages from a PC with no Internet
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 05:19:27 am »
Okay, I've got it working, but apparently the package I need is not on the Slackware DVD. I need a Device Mapper (dmsetup), since I'm trying to install truecrypt on my laptop. Has anybody a hint as how to proceed?

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Re: Installing Packages from a PC with no Internet
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 09:34:46 am »
Have you tried installing from source?

Here is the Documentation.

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/

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Re: Installing Packages from a PC with no Internet
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 05:39:17 pm »
Download the device-mapper package for Slackware from:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_view.php?by=name&name=device-mapper&ver=10.2

Then use installpkg to install it (as root).
Example:
installpkg device-mapper-1.01.05-i686-1jon.tgz

After that, try compiling and installing truecrypt again.

Interesting reading:

http://polishlinux.org/howtos/truecrypt-howto/

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Truecrypt

http://wiki.zenwalk.org/index.php/HOWTO_Truecrypt
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