LinuxNewbie.org: Slackware Tagfiles: V 1.0
Jul 10, 2000, 15:32 (7 Talkback[s])
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"For those of you who installed Slackware Linux, you might
have noticed that during the installation, you were given the
option of installing using "tagfiles". If you have no idea what
tagfiles are and want to know what they are, then read on.
Tagfiles are actually a way to quickly install Slackware without
having to pick the individual packages you want to install. This is
done by creating text files that tell the Setup program what
packages to install and what packages to skip. The preparation is
time consuming, but it's extremely beneficial if you plan on
installing Slackware on multiple machines or for future
reinstallations. So let's begin."
"The first thing to do is to prepare the tagfiles for each
package (eg: a1, ap1, d1, des1, etc...). If you have a Slackware
CD, then open it up and go to the slakware directory. If you don't
have a Slackware CD, just go to the FTP site you plan to get it
from and go to the slakware directory. You should see many
directories such as a1, ap1, d1, and so on. All the directories
that end with a "1" have two tagfiles inside them. They are
"tagfile" and "tagfile.org". We don't want "tagfile.org", just
"Modifying the Tagfiles ... is the time consuming process. Here
we will go through all the directories that you copied into
TagfileDirectory and modify all the tagfiles in them."