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Author Topic: Awesfx installation from Slackware repositories SOLVED  (Read 1682 times)
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« on: September 26, 2008, 03:46:22 pm »

I want to install Awesfx (a utility for Soundblaster sound cards) on VL 5.9 Gold.

I have checked with gslapt and I can't see it in any of the VL repositories.

When I Google "awesfx slackware 12" I get loads of links.

So 2 questions :

1) which link do I take ?
2) how can I check for dependencies ?

« Last Edit: September 27, 2008, 09:35:21 am by mick12345678 » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 03:54:10 pm »

If it is not in our repository (and something very specialist such as that probably would not be) then the best/easiest place to get a Slackware package is . I checked - they have awesfx there. Most of those packages work fine under VL. Just download then go into a terminal as root and type "installpkg nameofpackage" and it will be installed in a matter of seconds. You might need to create an icon for it depending on whether or not the packager included a vaild .desktop file or not.

If you launch the program and you get dependancy errors just get the dependant package from the same place (or here or the Slackware site) and install it.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 04:54:12 pm »

I actually find the quality of packages on to be variable at best.  I personally find to be much better.  I don't know if they have the package you want.  You can enable in gslapt.  That site does have dependency checking and does not.  For VL 5.9 you want the Slackware 12.0 repository, not 12.1.  Just be sure to disable in gslapt when you're done because you don't want to "upgrade" with non-VL packages.  The results can be disastrous.

The other option, and honestly the better one if you're willing to do a little more work, is to download the source code and use vpackager.  vpackger is a GUI tool that turns source tarballs into Vetcor Linux packages.  It does take a moderate amount of knowledge if everything doesn't go 100% smoothly.  If the build process is really standard then it might just be very easy to produce a VL package with proper dependency checking.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2008, 04:58:54 pm by caitlyn » Logged

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 09:35:01 am »

Thanks for the replies.

I found it in the italian site's 12.0 repository and downloaded it directly from the web page.

Seems to work  Grin.
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