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Author Topic: Help needed to install postfix  (Read 1500 times)
jamie
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« on: May 22, 2008, 02:37:58 pm »

Hi everyone

I've installed VL this afternoon. Still getting to grips with it really. I've been reading the docs for several hours now but i'm still not clear how i should go about installing software.

I want to install postfix, mutt and fetchmail. I understand i can use 'slapt-get --install [package]. I've tried this but it says all of the packages i request don't exist. Clearly i've got something wrong here but i just seem to be going round in circles.

I've been reading another HOW-TO about building from source. I don't really want to go down that route yet if i can help it, as i don't yet feel confident enough to do it.

I've got no problem reading up and getting stuck in myself, but i just can't seem to find much info that i can make sense of.

I'd really appreciate some help guys.

Jamie
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jamie
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 02:45:09 pm »

I should add, i'm using VL 5.9 deluxe.
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nightflier
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2008, 05:16:31 pm »

Hi Jamie, welcome to Vector Linux.

Your first stop should be the gslapt package manager. It is on the start menu. First, click edit > preferences > sources, then check the lines for "patches" and "testing". Let it update, then use the search field to look for your package.

If that doesn't do it, you may enter a request for the package in the forum. Or you can just search for a compatible Slackware package. For VL 5.9 that would be Slack 12. Sites like www.linuxpackages.net and www.slacky.it have a good selection. Download the package, open a root terminal and change to the folder where you downloaded the package to. Enter command "installpkg <nameofpackage>". Note that unlike gslapt, this will not pull in dependencies, you may have to resolve those yourself.

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jamie
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 01:34:47 am »

Thanks nightflier

I managed to download a slackware .tgz file from linuxpackages. I right clicked; selected 'install' and it seemed to install fine.

I wanted to ask if anyone know if using this method will also ensure that all the dependencies i need for that software will be installed also? Or should i use another method?

Jamie
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 10:03:18 am »

postfix-2.5.1 is in VL repository, so I'd advise just install it using gslapt.
just make it simple.
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