Slackware :: 13.37 - Looking For GTK GUI Package Manager

May 28, 2011

I want a pkgtool-like gtk app for xfce, something like KDE k-package, which can install/remove/... and show the app description text file.

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Slackware :: Any Kind Of Package Manager / Slap-get / Sbopkg For Slackware ARM?

Feb 13, 2011

I am very happy to announce that today I succeeded to install full Slackware ARM on the pandaboard: URL...I did the following:

* sd with 2 partitions, one (vfat) for bootloaders (MLO, u-boot.bin) and uImage and the other one (ext2) for minirootfs
* copy xloader (MLO), uboot and uImage from Angstrom distro on the first partition
* copy Slackware ARM minirootfs on the second partition with Angstrom modules in the usual path (/lib/modules/...)
* boot in ARMedslack
* install all the others packages via NFS

I had to make some changes to configuration files as indicated here:URL...The next step is to build a kernel and modules for omap4 by myself and use them instead of the Angstrom ones.One question: is there any kind of package manager, such as slap-get, sbopkg, etc. for Slackware ARM? If not, can I use the SlackBuilds from How to modify them?

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Slackware :: Package Manager And Dependencies ?

Aug 12, 2010

I am a long-time Debian user (I use it since Woody) and yesterday, due to an unexpected problem on my hard drive and an inexplicable lack of a current Debian cd or a possibility to perform a net install, I had to choose between either stay without computer at home or install one of the two other operating systems I happened to have on cds: Free-BDS or Slackware 13.0. Since I do not have time to learn something that I consider to be more radically different from Debian, I went for Slack.

So, first impressions:

1. Quick and smooth installation, though I got a bit over-enthusiastic when it came to select packages to install and unselected many libraries that I later realised that were necessary for various packages and I had to install them anyway.

2. Configure my wifi was surprisingly easy. I had braced myself for overly-complicated configurations to be done while I'd not have access to google, however rc.inet1.conf was very straight-forward and it provided plenty of examples to illustrate basically every possible configuration. All I had to do was to copy my wpa_supplicant.conf from my Debian backup and it worked.

3.X: For some reason I expected I'd have trouble to properly install and configure X, however my window manager was up and running in a few minutes. I copied my ~/GNUstep folder from my backup gave me the exact same X environment I had in Debian.

4. Package managing and dependencies: (I think I am correct to presume that that has to be the main complaint of most Debian users). pkgtool is very easy to use but, yeah, it does not resolve dependencies.

However, and while I installed a system way more minimalistic than any Debian system I had, I was surprised to find out that:

-Firefox had only ONE dependency

-vlc had none

-xfe, on the other hand, has some obscure dependency that I cannot figure out where to get it (libGLU).

So, a question for more experienced Slackware users: How do you get around the dependencies? Is there a quick way to find out what additional packages you will need on beforehand, or you install the package and try to run it, so to see what libs you need when it fails to start?

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Slackware :: What Is Default Package Manager For Slack?

Jan 20, 2011

I have just made a clean installation of slackware 13.1 (Full installation from DVD)..At the time of installation , it prompted to create a bootable USB stick and I am able to boot using that

1.My BIOS is quite old and has the Cylinder 1024 problem..It just recognises 137 GB in a 160 GB drive...Most distros are able to read beyond the 137 GB ...Currently I am booting using GRUB 2 which was installed during Ububtu 10.10 install. As you are aware GRUB2 recognises all the OS in the drive automatically and adds them to the menu on "update-grub"...The slackware entry appears...However on selection I get the error - "error: out of Disk"...How to deal with this?

2. What is the default Package Manager for Slack? I read that Pkginstall is the default but doesnt update dependencies. I have salix (slack derivative) in another comp and I use "slapt-get"..Is it available in slackware?I want to install wireless driver ipw2100 (Intel pro wireless 2100 chipset) and get wireless up.. I can chroot from say Ubuntu and do the needful.

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Slackware :: How To Reconfigure Packages From Gslapt Package Manager?

Jul 4, 2010

I downloaded php 5.2.12 package from gslapt package manager and i need to reconfigure it so that i can enable odbc module in php.. is there any way to do this? or should i just download the php 5.2.12 then compile it to my system?

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Ubuntu :: When Access Synaptic Package Manager And Update Manager The Screen Will Flash And Be Gone

Sep 2, 2011

when i try to access synaptic package manager and update manager or ububtu software center. the screen will flash and be gone

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Ubuntu Installation :: Synaptic Package Manager/Update Manager Fail?

Jan 13, 2011

E: Type '' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-maverick.list E: The list of sources could not be read. The above is the console output when i type sudo apt-get update Update manager throws the same error so now I can't install or update software .

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing Package Through Synaptic Package Manager?

Aug 3, 2011

I have a problem when installing this package through synaptic package manager. this is :

the error is:
W: Failed to fetch
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
my distribution is ubuntu 10.4.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Update Manager / Software Sources / Synaptic Package Manager Not Working?

Sep 30, 2010

It started with Update Manager constantly recycling and not updating. When it starts it shows 295 files and 308MB waiting to download. When I click on 'Install Updates' it appears to go through the process, and then presents me with the same 'waiting to install' window again - and again, and again - in fact as many times as I care to click the 'Install Updates' button. No error messages appear. The 'Settings' button produces the same apparent process as the 'Install Updates' button, but doesn't present me with any other screen.

I've tried all the solutions I could find on these forums and nothing works. The sudo suggestions for Terminal usually produce error codes. adjusting a line in the 'hosts' file. When I tried this I was presented with the obstacle of not having access to the read-only file, and no matter how much I searched I couldn't find how to gain access . While investigating all these possible solutions, I was directed in turn to the Software Sources and Synaptic Package Manager applications, but when I attempted to start them, 'Starting Administrative Application' appeared briefly on the taskbar - and then disappeared!

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Ubuntu :: Software Center, Update Manager, Synaptic Package Manager Crashes For No Reason

Jul 3, 2011

Software center, update manager, Synaptic package manager crashes for no reason. I have not done any recent changes or downloads. I'm running a fresh install of ubuntu 11.04

5 gigs of ram
Intel dual core
35 SSD

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Software :: Difference Between Synaptic Package Manager And Update Manager?

Jul 20, 2010

I've just installed ubuntu 10.04 and see that there are a two type installation software? why there are two things? What are the benefits of these two? What are the Difference Between Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager?

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Ubuntu :: Install A .bin Package With Synaptic Package Manager?

Oct 2, 2010

I want to install CmapTools in my desktop, which runs v.10.04. I have downloaded the .bin file from their site.Is there a way to install it using Synaptic Package Manager?

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OpenSUSE :: Start Up Package Manager Or Package Finder In 11.3?

Sep 3, 2010

Am I the only one who gets this on gnome everytime I start up package manager or package finder in 11.3?

System management is locked by the application with pid 6890 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd)

I literally have to kill -9 pid everytime I run it. What is going on here?

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Ubuntu :: Update Manager - Package Manager Won't Work

Feb 4, 2010

Ok so I having the same issue as everyone else but it still exists despite the solutions other people are experiencing. Update manager, synaptic, and apt-get are not working no aptitude on here. Update manager says: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message: 'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_universe_ i18n_Translation-en%5fUS, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.' apt-get has errors with headers, finding files, and wrong file types. I have gone to a couple locations and the files exist and the hash is correct, and the file types are correct. I have tried replacing the sources file. I have tried sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get update with the same problem happening upon updating. In the same exact areas.

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Ubuntu :: Update Manager Package Manager Won't Work

May 24, 2011

Ok so I having the same issue as everyone else but it still exists despite the solutions other people are experiencing. Update manager, synaptic, and apt-get are not working no aptitude on here. Update manager says: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

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Ubuntu :: Synaptic Package Manager And Update Manager

Apr 2, 2010

when i try to access synaptic package manager and update manager or ububtu software center. the screen will flash and be gone.

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Ubuntu :: Update Manager Synaptic Package Manager?

Oct 12, 2010

message when attempted updating manager E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, Eroblem with MergeList [URL].. E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.' Before that happened upgraded Opera and have tried to uninstall but synaptic manager does not respond.

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Ubuntu :: Insight Package Not In Package Manager

Jun 11, 2010

I want to get the package "insight", which is a gui for the gnu debugger, but it does not appear in package manager, and there are dependencies and dependencies of dependencies, etc., and I don't want to have to download 15 packages.First of all, why doesn't it show up in package manager? I updated or reloaded or whatever you call it when it updates all data from the repositories.

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Ubuntu :: Package Manager - "the Package System Is Broken" Window

Apr 29, 2011

After Upgrade to natty everything went well except my package manager is now broken and I keep going around in circles; Update manager gives me a list of six updates that are downloaded but not installed. When I try to install, It returns;


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Ubuntu :: Package Manager Says Have A Broken Package And Wants To 'upgrade' To The Older Broken One?

Sep 1, 2011

I was having a problem with a fresh 11.04 install and the VPN software I use for work. I found the fix was to upgrade the software, so I downloaded an RPM, converted it to .deb and installed it via dpkg. The install worked and the VPN software now works, but Package Manager says I have a broken package and wants to 'upgrade' to the older broken one. How can I fix this without breaking my VPN SW again?

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Slackware :: Pkgbuild - Modern, Multi-architecture, Package Builder For Slackware?

May 25, 2010

We are pleased to present one of our new creations: pkgbuild, a tool written in standard C++, using libCURL, ZLib, BZip2 and libLZMA (part of XZ). It is a modern Slackware packages builder, network-transparent, multi-architecture, designed to greatly simplify the creation of a package, automatically executing the required post processing.

What does it do? Recognize and build packages for the following architectures: i386, i486, i586, i686, x86_64, IA64, IA32e, s390, s390x, sparc and sparc64.


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Slackware :: Slackware 13.1 Build Package Net-snmp With LmSensors Support?

Nov 17, 2010

I downloaded from source and I build new package and works ok no errors. If I change net-snmp.SlackBuild and add CFLAGS --with-mib-modules=ucd-snmp/lmSensors --with-ldflags=-lsensors while I need lmsensors support in net-snmp. But the package compiling ends with error:


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Slackware :: Slackware Package For Iced Tea Java Thing?

Jul 28, 2010

Anybody know of a slackware package for the Iced Tea Java thing? I have the rpm (I have fedora anyhow) but I would like a slackpkg to cstick in here.

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Update Using The Update Manager Or By Using The Package Manager?

Jul 13, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit I have not been able to update using the update manager or by using the package manager. It seems when the update manager tries to download all the requests fail.Anyone else had this problem??

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Slackware :: KVIrc Has A Slackware Package At The Top Of Their List?

Jan 19, 2011

I'm elated when I see software download pages that include a binary Slackware package.wrt KVIrc, their Slackware package is at the top of their list of binaries.They've got an rpm too, but it's SuSE, not Redhat - I found that to be pretty kewl too.I wonder if they're Slackers... hm...Well, that having been said, there's also a SlackBuild for it at the repository.I'm going to give this client a spin and see how I like it.Here's the URL: The mirrors I checked are reporting 404 errors... bummer.

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Slackware :: Anybody Have A Slackware 13.0 32bit Package For Nfsshell

Mar 28, 2011

I found the source, but it's missing a few header files.I tried downloading a few but it wasn't working correctly.I'd rather install this package properly.

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Slackware :: Install A Different Window Manager On Slackware?

Oct 4, 2010

I have been trying to install a different window manager on Slackware. I have downloaded from here [URL].. And I have followed this guide to install wmii [URL].. Now when I follow the same patter, I get this error:

root@sslf:/home/sslf/Essential# ./wmii
bash: ./wmii: is a directory
root@sslf:/home/sslf/Essential# ./wmii/wmii.SlackBuild
tar: /home/sslf/Essential/wmii-3.6.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

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Debian :: Name Of Old GUI Package Manager?

May 7, 2011

I'm rebuilding my system and I didn't want to install Synaptic right now because it had some broken dependencies. It's just a recommended package so I actually could install it but then I remembered that old GUI package manager that was very good but searching and the Debian manual/reference I didn't find anything. It had a bland name like 'package manager' or something like that. Would it have been removed from the repo?

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Ubuntu :: Package Manager Wants CD-ROM?

Mar 16, 2011

My package manager now wants access to a CD when I run apt-get update and I don't even have a drive. It looks like this was caused by installing dropbox? Here is the output from apt-get update:


How should I proceed? Is it safe to just remove that line from sources.list?

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Ubuntu :: Why Cant Use Package Manager

May 23, 2010

I cant use package manger at all.What can I do Errors were encountered while processing:fglrx E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Ubuntu :: Package Manager Failure

Jun 20, 2009

I get the following result on trying to launch synaptic package manager gui:

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OpenSUSE :: Package Manager Update?

Aug 16, 2011

Do I have to update the package manager that comes with OpenSuse before I get all packages?For whatever reason using the live cd I can't find any of apps I am looking for but on I can find all of them.

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Software :: Package Manager Not Responding?

Mar 26, 2010

i want to install new software from package manager. but when i open package manager it cannot respond

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Ubuntu :: How To Install Without Apt-Get Or Deb Package Manager

Sep 21, 2010

I have a small touchscreen tablet here that's running a cut down version of ubuntu (I think 9.04). It has its own flash gui and no mention of ubuntu on it anywhere (but I know 100% that it is). Anyway, its so cut down it doesn't even have things like apt-get, any file sharing capabilities and it cannot run .deb files. I can only do things to the filesystem via ssh not using the gui. Its running a busybox shell which is also very limited.

I would ideally like to be able to connect to some nfs shares on my ubuntu server with this thing but im having no luck. I have found out its because it doesnt have nfs-common or portmap installed (apparent dependencies). How would I go about manually installing something like that? I need to be pointed in the right direction as atm. I am not too sure. Baring in mind I cannot simply use apt-get or unpack a .deb file.

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Ubuntu :: 11.04 64-bits - Use A Package Manager

May 31, 2011

I have a problem with my package managers when ever I use a package manager, here is the message I get:

aptitude search aircrack-ng [ ERR] Reading package lists
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty_main_bina ry-amd64_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I can't install anything anymore on my system

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Ubuntu :: Apt-get And Package Manager Not Working?

May 10, 2011

I'm running 10.10 and cannot seem to figure out why apt-get is not working.

It will generally get to the point where it should be unpacking the replacement, but it just hangs there. I have looked to find a way around that, but right now, I'm still looking at

Unpacking replacement libperl5.10 ...

I've had to sudo kill -9 dpkg and apt-get and delete the lock in /var/lib/dpkg/ which may have caused more problems... It seems like the problem started when I attempted to upgrade my version of Flash.

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Ubuntu :: Package Manager Won't Allow Any New Installations

Jul 20, 2010

even those "provided by Ubuntu." Instead, I receive an error window that says the source is untrusted. Details reveal only the name of the package I am trying to install. I am using Lucid Lynx on an IBM ThinkPad X41.

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Dec 5, 2010

What is your favorite package manager (or lack thereof) and why? I like APT and Pacman. Pacman is nice because it is so simple and sensible. APT is nice to all the GUI frontends and all of it's capabilities.

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Dec 16, 2010

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Fedora :: Alternate RPM GUI Package Manager To GPK?

Feb 13, 2010

I am relatively new convert from ubuntu/debian here and while I like yum's interface in the terminal better than aptitude, I regularly find myself frustrated with gpk-application. When I try using it to search for packages, as often as not it will not return any results--even though I know it should return some. Furthermore, there is no ability to define what fields you are search (package name, description, etc.) Another thing that really bothers me is how when it is downloading/installing packages, all you get is the little bar and a message saying "resolving dependencies", or "downloading", or "installing" etc.

With no option for more details (or preferably a terminal display). While I usually use the terminal by default for package manager, I had got used to using synaptic package manager in ubuntu and debian for searching for packages, when I wasn't exactly certain what the name was of the package I needed. I know I can do this from the terminal, or even on the internet, but I found synaptic was great for quick investigations. Is there any rpm package manager closer to synaptic in terms of functionality? or am I stuck with gpk?

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