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Author Topic: Slackware package compatability  (Read 2041 times)

elija

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Slackware package compatability
« on: February 23, 2009, 01:41:54 pm »

Is it possible to use software packaged for Slackware as at www.slackbuilds.org and if so what version should be used for Vector Linux 6 Gold?

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Re: Slackware package compatability
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 02:15:54 pm »

You can install software packaged for slackware. For the 6.0 version, you should be using the Slackware-12.0 packages IIRC.

For a more accurate answer, check your /etc/slackware-version in VL to see which package would suit your installation better.

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Re: Slackware package compatability
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 02:22:58 pm »

It's actually Slackware 12.1 packages for VL 6.0. 

You are much better off using something from SlackBuilds.org and building it on your machine than going to one of the third party binary repositories.  One thing you definitely should NOT do with VL 6.0 is enable third party repositories like slacky.eu or linuxpackages.net in gslapt or slapt-get.  That will cause conflicts and breakage, particularly if you use the automated update features (slapt-notifier) in VL 6.0.
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Re: Slackware package compatability
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 02:58:49 pm »

You can install software packaged for slackware. For the 6.0 version, you should be using the Slackware-12.0 packages IIRC.

For a more accurate answer, check your /etc/slackware-version in VL to see which package would suit your installation better.

HTH

Thanks M0E-lnx, that does help - it's Slackware 12.1.0 apparently

[edit]I see I was beaten too it. Thanks Caitlyn.[/edit]
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Re: Slackware package compatability
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 08:41:07 pm »



....... check your /etc/slackware-version in VL to see which package would suit your installation better.



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cat /etc/slackware-versionfor the terminal users.
I forgot all about that, thanks M0E
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Re: Slackware package compatability
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 06:17:36 pm »

Dumb question here,

how bad would I dork my system if I tried a slackbuilds version 12.2 on VL6?

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Re: Slackware package compatability
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 06:56:25 pm »

It depends what you install.  If you upgrade core libraries you can break all sorts of things.  Some applications would be fine.  Others will fail for dependencies on the newer libraries in 12.2.

If you're going to do that why not use sbbuilder and create a VL6 SlackBuild?
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