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franklin1k
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« on: May 08, 2009, 07:04:59 pm »

when I try to install a package with a .deb ending this happens:

root:# slapt-get --install cdcollect_0.6.0-1_i386.deb
Reading Package Lists... Done
No such package: cdcollect_0.6.0-1_i386.deb
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

My dependencies have been updated. 

The help file for slapt-get gives "slapt-get install |-i target".  Yet the VL docs omit the "|-i".  why?

Is there a better way to install this?
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 07:52:06 pm »

What .deb file are you trying to install? 
Maybe I can thing of another way to help you. 
To the best of my knowledge slapt-get only installs .tgz files or .tlz files.
.deb files can be converted to to a tar.gz but this as well does not install via slapt-get.

This does not mean it can't be done.  What is it you are trying to install?
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 10:44:12 pm »

Well, not being flamed for Using a Debian package on a Slackware OS is a start.  So, you can use one on another, huh.

CDCollect is a CD/DVD catalog program.  After twenty seven years of computers there are hundreds of data disks in boxes and boxes.  Why not brand and list them.

file=> cdcollect_0.6.0-1_i386.deb


quote from http://cdcollect.sourceforge.net/:

"If you do not use the provided packages, you can compile the source of CDCollect with the usual chain "./configure", "make", "make install". or using monodevelop  (use the project file "cdcollect.mds"). "

My assumption was that .deb ment it was a Debian package, thus a slap-get compatable task.  My second assumption was that this is not the source, so the chain "./configure", "make", "make install" would not work on a package.  What have my assumptions made of me?

Thanks for helping
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 11:17:38 pm »

It's late here but I had a look and it is doable.  All the dependencies seem to be in VL's repositories already.  I will give the build a try tomorrow or Sunday and let you know how it goes.  If it does well I'll give you the details then.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 05:58:33 am »

Sounds good, thanks
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2009, 10:33:23 pm »

OK, I've built a .tlz for cdcollect, but for it to work first you need to install the following dependencies via gslapt.

gtk-sharp
gnome-sharp
mono

Once you have those installed download the cdcollect.tlz build here.
www.opensourcebistro.com/packages/cdcollect/cdcollect-0.6.0-i586-1vl60.tlz

When the download finishes, right click on the file and choose 'Install Package"

CDcollect should then appear in the Accessories category of the menu.

Have fun organizing.


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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 10:32:44 am »

Works
time for those boxes
thanks
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