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Slackware Package Management

Sep 25, 2009, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"When you first install Slackware, you'll be given the option of installing all packages that are in the official Slackware repository. This is recommended practice, since it will eliminate any dependency problems you may encounter if you were to just pick and choose packages. (Besides, there's not a whole lot in the official repository, so it won't take up much disk space.)

"Before you can update your system, you'll need to edit the "/etc/slackpkg/mirrors" file, in order to choose a download mirror. Find the appropriate section for your version of Slackware, and un-comment the appropriate line for the mirror that you wish to use. (Note that you can only choose one mirror at a time. Also note that some mirrors work better than others, so you may have to try a couple to get satisfactory results.)"

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