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Author Topic: Adding/updating software  (Read 2650 times)

chrisdragon

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Adding/updating software
« on: August 05, 2007, 09:42:52 am »

How exactly do I do this on a Linux based OS? I've only been going on and off using VL 5.8 since Friday and have not a clue where/how to update or add software.

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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 09:59:09 am »

use Gslapt...but must have interne connection to install or upgrade software from VL repository...
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chrisdragon

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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 10:11:38 am »

A quick response, thanks...so where would I find Gslapt on the system?
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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007, 10:19:25 am »

either open a terminal and log in as root...type "gslapt" and the UI will appear......

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go to start menu -> system -> look for something called package management (don' remember the name..)

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/vl58/manuals/vl5_slaptget_en.html

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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007, 10:21:05 am »

There is an icon on your desktop which is labelled "VL Docs". If you go there and navigate to "VL Manuals" and then to "packaging system" all will be explained.

gslapt is usually under the "System" menu, or "Administration" and is sometimes labelled Software Installer (depends on whether you are using SOHO or Standard version, which you did not state, and which would have helped us a lot)...
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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 08:33:18 pm »

I can't seem to find Amarok on my installation and checked the website for it, I don't know which package to go with  ???

That is what I want to use for last.fm scrobbling.
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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007, 08:42:48 pm »

What version of VL are you using: Standard or SOHO?
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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007, 10:44:07 pm »

the package should be called something like amarok-1.4.6-i586-1vl58. I guess you're using standard, as SOHO comes with amarok by default. You'll have to add a 'patches' repository in gslapt, or it will probably start whining about not being able to find some dependencies (more specifically qt-3.3.7).


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To add a repository, open gslapt, go to preferences (CTRL +P) and go to the 'Sources' tab. You can add this repository:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/patches/

Don't forget to click "Add" before clicking OK.

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« Last Edit: August 06, 2007, 12:33:58 am by The Headacher »
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Re: Adding/updating software
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2007, 09:36:15 am »

I also want to point out that Vector Linux, unlike some other popular Linux distros, does not have automated upgrades.  You need to go into gslapt and do an update and then an upgrade manually.  Once again, the patches repository MUST be enabled to get most updates, including security patches and bugfixes.
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