Review: GNOME SlackBuild 2.26.3 for Slackware 13.0
Oct 27, 2009, 15:51 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There are several steps required to install GSB and two
distinct installation methods. These are well documented on the
Download & Install Page of their web site and in the README.TXT
file. There is a reference to a replaced packages file as well but
the link on the web site is broken and the information is now
contained in both of the other documents. Anyone who can install
and configure Slackware should find the installation instructions
pretty straightforward regardless of the method chosen.
"Slackware Apt, a package management system used by many
Slackware derivative distributions, is a pre-requisite for
installing GSB irrespective of the installation method used.
Technically the only required part of the system is slapt-get, a
command-line tool very similar to apt-get in Debian and
Debian-based distributions. Once slapt-get is installed you will
want to check and customize your /etc/slapt-get/slapt-get.rc file.
If you used the version provided with GSB then the GSB repository
will already be included but you may wish to change the base
Slackware mirror to something other than the very busy
ftp.slackware.org. You may also wish to use a GSB mirror which is
closer to home."