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LeeDB

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Serial Port Communications
« on: December 30, 2007, 10:15:19 pm »
Hi,

I didn't find minicom in the repositories.  Is there another program available that handles serial port communications?

(for VL 5.9 Standard Gold)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2007, 10:18:33 pm by LeeDB »

bigpaws

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Re: Serial Port Communications
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 02:56:13 am »
You can build it yourself. Maybe look at
Slackbuilds.org

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Re: Serial Port Communications
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 04:40:05 am »
I always get minicom for VL from linuxpackages.
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LeeDB

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Re: Serial Port Communications
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 01:54:38 pm »
I tried building minicom 2.2 from source, but I got errors executing configure.  I have gcc, make, automake, and autoconf installed.

I found a slackware build of gtkterm, however, at
http://www.slacky.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1976&Itemid=2

This looks like it will do the trick - I don't need anything fancy.

LeeDB

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Re: Serial Port Communications
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008, 03:06:11 pm »
Update - after I added the two repositories below to Gslapt, I could get both gtkterm and minicom.  Both repositories are already among the choices in Gslapt in VL 3.9 Std Gold - just need to activate them.

http://darkstar.ist.utl.pt/slackware/slackware-12.0/
ftp://darkstar.ist.utl.pt/pub/slackware/addon/slacky/slackware-12.0/

Regards,
LeeDB