Slackware :: Can't Make Local Mirror Of Slackware

Sep 10, 2010

I have done several attempts to build a local mirror of Salckware 13.0. There are two problems: I have to wait very long for a connection, they appear error during a connection which broke it so I have to restart. Is there any other way to build mirror? I am using Alien Bob scripts. Never before happened something like that. The connections with common web pages (google, etc) work well. Maybe I should look for some other mirror than those listed in


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Slackware :: Command To Create Local Mirror Of Alien Bob's Kde4.4.0 Packages?

Feb 10, 2010

I know there has to be an easier way to do this than to download each file individually. On an ftp site I would just use
PHP Code...

But with those files being on an HTTP server and wget not supporting HTTP file globbing I'm at a loss.

What is a one step method to recursively download all files in a directory on an HTTP server?

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Slackware :: Unable To Excludes.txt And

Feb 1, 2011

I use Alien Bob's with an excludes.txt to only download the parts of current that I want. Unfortunately it is not working for part of the exclude.txt file and I am at a loss to know why.

The excludes.txt is




This ignores e/ f/ y/ testing/ pasture/ source/ and usb-and-pxe-installers/ It also ignores most of kdei/ and /extra It is meant to ignore most of extra/source and just download the source for flash-player-plugin, but it is ignoring all of extra/source/, however the same syntax is working for kdei/ and extra/.

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Fedora :: Use Local Mirror For Yum - Set No Proxy For Local Mirror?

Jan 9, 2010

I'm using f12. My university has recently become a mirror for fedora packages. But i'm facing a trivial problem. I have set proxy for yum so that the packages that are not available on local mirror can be downloaded from other mirrors. But then i don't know how to set no proxy for my local server. Consequently it is not using my local mirror at all. Tell me how to set no proxy for the local mirror. I want my local mirror because it's damn fast. My proxy settings are like this (they go in /etc/yum.conf):


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Slackware :: Make Bootloader Include Slackware In Its' Menu?

Jan 6, 2011

To an empty disk I installed:

1) Windows XP & then shrank it's partition to make room for OpenSuse) 2) OpenSuse with grub installed on the MBR (& then shrank the home partition & created a new root and home partition for Slackware 13.1). These two OSes dual-booted properly 3) Slackware 13.1 with LiLo installed to the superblock of the Slackware root partition (sda8). How do I get Slackware to be a 'working' selection on the boot menu?

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Slackware :: Mirror Two Monitors With NVIDIA?

Feb 23, 2010

I have been playing around a bit today and decided to hook my tv up to my slack box. I have an NVIDIA gt220 using the proprietary drivers which supports multiple monitors and I can get various setups like an extended desktop and xinerama, but what I can not seem to do, and what I'd actually like to do, is just have both the monitor and the TV display the same images. If it would work better/easier I also have a second NVIDIA card, although it is a different model. I haven't bothered trying that yet as it seems like it would be easier to configure one card instead of two.

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Slackware :: Sbopkg : Set A Different Mirror For

Jun 11, 2010

The default sourceforge mirror selected by wget or sbopkg is too slow for me. How do i set a different mirror permanently?

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Slackware :: Can I Make KDE / Gnome Look Like Windows 7 In Slackware

Feb 26, 2010

You might be asking why would I want to this? I will tell you why. My wife. She has grown up using Windows. The jump from Windows XP to 7 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be for her. I just had to show her where things changed to for about 10-20 minutes and that was that.

I did a trial run with Ubuntu for about a month using Gnome and not her cup of tea. So now I did a search on the Internet and came up with a Gnome solution here is the link:

And a KDE link:

But both websites are oriented towards Ubuntu/Kubuntu. I am just wondering if this will work with Slackware???

My wife likes a speedy system almost as much as I do. She also like the Search field when you click on the Start menu in Windows 7, the taskbar at the bottom, the big red X in right hand corner of the windows.

I just hope I can go this route and change it to look like Windows 7. I will be very happy and so will my wife of course.

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Slackware :: Put Slackpkg On The Current Mirror - Reboot The System And KDM Don't Start

Mar 10, 2011

I put my slackpkg on the Current mirror, to install all the new sofware, including the new kernel... Now I tried to reboot the system and verify the speed of the all new packages, but KDM don't start! When I call KDM, it shines a little, show the mouse pointer and backs to term. When I call the XDM its a little different, it let me put my user and password, but after back to term too...

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Slackware :: Make Donation To Slackware?

May 27, 2010

I will be finishing my upgrade cycle to 13.1 and I am a very happy man! Slackware 13.1 is First Rate. I think it is very important that we support Patrick Volkerding so that he can continue to deliver our favourite OS to us. Slackware is PV's source of income. I just made a donation to Slackware using paypal (see the donate link in my signature), it works flawlessly. donate whatever you can: Make a donation using paypal, buy the CDs/DVD, buy a Slackware subscription, or pick up some merchandise at the Slackware store.

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Slackware :: Take Current Windows7 (x64) Setup And Make It Into A Dual-boot Setup With Slackware 13.0?

Jan 24, 2010

I'm trying to take my current windows7 (x64) setup and make it into a dual-boot setup with slackware 13.0 (x32) and am hitting a brickwall. I guess I would like to know if I can salvage the situation without formating my windows drive. I fully intend to, but I had hoped to not do it this month. I'd like to get dual boot going so I can master it and acquire all the files/drivers I'll want and then format and do it 100% right next time.

Currently I have windows setup on a 3x 500gb Raid0 onboard array which itself has been flawless. After I shrunk my current partition size to give me about 25gb of free space I proceeded to setup Linux, and I was unable to perform the cfdisk portion for partitioning the array for Linux.

I tried using cfdisk:
/dev/hdx (a1-a3,b1-b3)
/dev/sdx (a1-a3,b1-b3)

I even attempted to locate with: cat proc/partition and tried using cfdisk on every device it located. It always said it was either an unknown partition table and should I start at zero, or bad partition. I was of course too concerned over my windows setup (which has almost 1tb of stuff I have not backed up) to go any further into the unknown.

PS: I have used Slackware before, back at 8.1, 10, and even a very brief interlude at 12.0, this is my first attempt on this computer however with 13.0, it is currently running fine on my laptop and my PS3 (Laptop is even dual booting 7/Slack13. Albeit without raid)

Phenom 9850
M2N-SLI Deluxe (Nvidia AM2)
4x1gb of 1066 kingston hyperX
3x500gb WD Caviar Black Sata2 3.0

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Slackware :: Can't Ping Any Local Hostname

Feb 20, 2010

I've setup two slackware in a Dell Inspiron 640m e in Acer Aspire One D150.

In my router the domain is "home", the two slack use wicd (dhcpcd backend) to connect. I can go in internet.

The problem is that in my router panel I can see the hostname (so dhcpcd send the right one) but they can't ping other machine in the lan (windows 2000, nas or other linux box).

Now I can't use a fixed ip (i change several networks with different routers).

I think I miss something that can ask to my router the hostname.

Anyway I was able to ping Dell.local and Acer.local with Ubuntu karmic.

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Slackware :: Start Vncserver From Rc.local?

Mar 7, 2011

I'm a little new to Slackware so maybe this isn't the right way to initiate vncserver on boot, but here's what I've got. The last two lines in my rc.local are:

/usr/bin/vncserver :1 &
mount.cifs // /mnt/shared -o username='uname',password='passwd'

the second line runs successfully on boot, but the first line doesn't. However, after I am logged on, I can execute /etc/rc.d/rc.local and both lines will run successfully. Does the system need to be fully logged on to start the vncserver, or should I start it elsewhere other than rc.local?

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Slackware :: Can't Access Server Outside The Local Network

Sep 22, 2010

I have a problem with my slackware 13.1 that is that i can�t access it outside my local network. It�s running behind a router and i have activated the DMZ to my slackware computer i can access the web with my slackware computer but i can�t get access to it outside my LAN.

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Slackware :: Kickoff Application Launches From /usr/bin Rather Than /usr/local/bin?

May 26, 2010

Using Slackware 12.0 32-bit. KDE KDE 4.2.4.When I choose the Menu (Kickoff Application Launcher)then choose Development, and then 'Emacs' I get the version of emacs that came with the distribution.

It is at /usr/bin

In the meantime, I have installed a compiled version of emacs that is installed at /usr/local/bin.

How do I modify Slack so that the App launcher launches /usr/local/bin/emacs?

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Slackware :: Pros And Cons To Having Both /usr And /usr/local Partitions?

Jun 1, 2010

Having both a /usr and /usr/local partition seems logical: A seperate partition for /usr would preserve the /root partition since it changes in size, while reducing the initial install size of /root. Having a /usr/local partition would then preserve custom software (ie. scribus, bender etc.)not distro related, scripts, and settings.

Would having /usr and /usr/local create any problems locating files? I understand that /usr/local has a relative function depending on whether it is being used as a machine in a network context or whether it is being used as a desktop and /usr/local refers to user custom files. I am setting up slackware64 multilib and think I want to preserve both distro and user files to expedite do overs keep trouble shooting clean.

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Slackware :: Sync Local Folder With One On Webserver?

Feb 26, 2011

What would be the easiest way to synchronize a local folder of images, recursively through sub-folders, with a remote folder of images over FTP?

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Slackware :: Control Local X Session From Remote Computer?

Dec 31, 2010

I have a slack 64 13.1 box, that I want to be able to control the monitor of from my laptop. Here's the scenario: I can already control the music remotely via X forwarding banshee to my laptop (banshee shows up on the laptop and music comes out on the desktop). Now I want to be able to open a movie on the desktop's display via the laptop.

Now googling this comes up with solutions for X forwarding, but I don't want it to forward X I want it to display on the desktop.

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Slackware :: Make: *** No Rule To Make Target `pkg'

Feb 25, 2011

I have down loaded: slapt-get-0.10.2h-i386-1.tgz I have read the install directions:


- Using pkgtools: ----------------

To install:

$ make pkg
$ installpkg ./pkg/slapt-get-${VERSION}-${ARCH}-${RELEASE}.tgz

When I try make pkg, I get:


root@darkstar:/home/rob# make pkg
make: *** No rule to make target `pkg'. Stop.

I guess that I do not understand the instructions?

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Slackware :: : Move My Home Folder Out In An External Local Server

Dec 2, 2010

Each time I'm moving my new files and directories from my local slackware PC to my NAS (Linux based) in the LAN.

This NAS is 24/7 online and I can access it from the net.More than that it's backed up every day.

I was thinking of making my home directory directly in this NAS.

I didn't made a separate partition for my Home during the installation of slackware in the PC.

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Slackware :: Using Rsync To Keep Local Copy Of Stable Tree Up To Date

May 14, 2011

when I installed 13.37 I created a local copy of the entire stable tree (source/ and all the rest) just to have all that stuff around to browse offline.

Now, to instruct myself, I'm trying to use rsync to keep this stuff up to date. But I seem either to have misread the rsync man page or ... well, I don't know. I am issuing the following command and getting the results seen below:


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CentOS 5 :: Local OS Mirror Outdated?

Nov 6, 2009

I created a local mirror with a DVD Image, is there a way to get this mirror to 5.4 now?I already updated the updates/extras repo, but now my main-repo is outdated and my updates go directorystructure looks like this:

# ls
centosplus extras os updates

and the os folder:[code].....

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CentOS 5 :: How To Create A Local Mirror

Aug 22, 2011

I am trying to create a local mirror/repository for CentOS 5.6 for updates and network installs. I have read the page here on the site about how to do it over and over again, and I still can't figure it out. I have already created the directory, but right after that, I can't go any further. I know this is much easier than I probably think it is. Would someone mind telling me, (in beginners terms) on how to do this? I just want the 'os' package and nothing else.

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Slackware :: Lightweight MTA Without Network Capabilities Just For Receiving Local Administration Emails?

May 19, 2010

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a way a very lightweight MTA without network capabilities just for receiving local administration emails?I know I could restrict access, I was just wondering if there was something more lightweight designed purely for local use.

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Fedora Servers :: Mirror URL For Local Repository

Jan 30, 2009

I have been looking into setting up a local repository for updates etc as we have an increasing number of fedora clients/servers. Searching the web I found multiple how-to's on how to accomplish this little project. One thing that bothers me is that each how-to seems to refer to a "static URL" mirror for rsync to get the rpms.

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Ubuntu Servers :: How TO Upgrade Local Apt-mirror?

May 17, 2010

After digging around trying to figure out how to upgrade my local apt-mirror to 10.04, I figured I would share it here so anyone else who does this, can do it with ease. It requires a few steps, and editing a couple files, but the process is relatively painless.This assumes you have an apt-mirror already running on your server. Also it assumes you're using /var/www/ubuntu as your root where all your packages are stored.

The first step is to visit and download the meta-release packages. Create a new directory, /var/www/ubuntu/upgrade, and drop the files there.On the client's end, a single file needs to be edited, /etc/update-manager/meta-release. Change the URI's in that file to the URI of your apt-mirror and run your update manager. Your upgrade will start, only asking if you want to change your paths in your sources.list. Agree to it, and the packages will download and configure.

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Slackware :: Dolphin Samba Share Firewall / Saying It Can't Find Any Workgroups On Local Network?

May 12, 2011

I just set up my firewall, and now I can't see any Samba workgroups. It says it can't find any workgroups on my local network, and it may be caused by a firewall. It is a firewall issue because if I disable my firewall, I can see the workgroup. What do I need to open on my firewall to see the workgroup? I am using Slackware64 13.37.

Here is how I set up my firewall.

iptables -P INPUT DROP
iptables -P FORWARD DROP
iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -s -d -i lo -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp -j ACCEPT
I got the commands from here url.

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Fedora :: Using 'createrepo' And Building A Local Network Mirror

Aug 3, 2009

As the title says I'm trying to build myself a local RPM mirror. I have multiple laptops and a desktop that use Fedora 11. So I used 'rsync' to setup and sync my directories. I next went on to create my repo with the 'createrepo' function. I run my server backend as FreeBSD so I moved my data over there and setup my 'lighttpd' service.

Everything went fine until I used 'rsync' and synced up my data. Am I supposed to run 'createrepo' after each sync? If so, does anyone else use the same kinda setup, even if not FreeBSD, but a different os other than linux for their server that they run this from? I've been dealing with this for 2 weeks now and finally gave up researching and testing and thought. Not something I'm good at doing. Check my register date and my first post date.

Edit: FreeBSD doesn't have a port or unofficial port for this. I noticed it seems to be written as a python script so thought I could somehow get it to run on FreeBSD with linux emulation.

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Ubuntu :: Mirror Remote Server To Local Folder?

Aug 27, 2010

I have a remote drive mounted on my system(ubuntu 10.04 x64), and i have the contents of that drive backed up to dropbox. the problem is, if i unmount the drive, the files disappear from dropbox. is there a way to mirror the contents of the network drive to a localfolder(preferably in such a way that all changes and file deletions are changed on the local folder instantly, but unmounting doesn't delete it all)? It looks like rsync would work, but im not sure how to make it work.

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CentOS 5 Server :: Setting Up The Local Installation Mirror?

Jan 11, 2010

I've just set up the local mirror for my 96 CentOS 5 workstations. The mirroring script is taken from public-mirror howto and looks like this:

rsync="/usr/bin/rsync -avHzL --delete --delay-updates" # replaced -q with -v for debuging purposes, removed --bwlimit, added -L to follow symlinks # tried several different same result


I tested mirror consistency by putting the mirror addres I'm syncing with, directly into repo file. Than yumex works fine. I tried several different mirrors with the same result.

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