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LinuxNewbie.org: Slackware Tagfiles: V 1.0

Jul 10, 2000, 15:32 (7 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Sensei for this link. ]

"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 "tagfile"."

"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."

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