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howtos:misc:get_acquainted_with_slackware [2015/05/01 23:04 (UTC)]
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howtos:misc:get_acquainted_with_slackware [2016/04/30 23:24 (UTC)] (current)
zithro [Management of software packages] minor typos
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 |-- pasture/ ​             obsolete packages and sources |-- pasture/ ​             obsolete packages and sources
 |-- patches/ ​             packages and sources updated after a release |-- patches/ ​             packages and sources updated after a release
-|-- slackware/ ​           base packages (if 64-bit) +|-- slackware/ ​           base packages (if 32-bit) 
-|-- slackware64/ ​         base packages (if 32-bit)+|-- slackware64/ ​         base packages (if 64-bit)
 |-- testing/ ​             packages intended for adventurous |-- testing/ ​             packages intended for adventurous
 `-- usb-and-pxe-installers/​ alternate installation methods `-- usb-and-pxe-installers/​ alternate installation methods
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 usually ends with the execution of the ''​makepkg''​ command, which makes the usually ends with the execution of the ''​makepkg''​ command, which makes the
 archive from the package'​s file tree, including case occuring the archive from the package'​s file tree, including case occuring the
-appropriate installation scripts, cf. "man makepkg."+appropriate installation scripts, cf. "man makepkg"​.
  
 The software packages are in the directories of installation media indicated The software packages are in the directories of installation media indicated
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 elsewhere. Important warnings: elsewhere. Important warnings:
   * Know who proposes these packages and preferably trust contributors of Slackware or at least of http://​slackbuilds.org   * Know who proposes these packages and preferably trust contributors of Slackware or at least of http://​slackbuilds.org
-  * Carefully inspect the contents of packages before installation,​ including a check  of the permissions of files and any changes to existing directories and files. Use ''​less'',​ ''​tar''​ and/or ''​explodepkg'',​ see "man explodepkg."+  * Carefully inspect the contents of packages before installation,​ including a check  of the permissions of files and any changes to existing directories and files. Use ''​less'',​ ''​tar''​ and/or ''​explodepkg'',​ see "man explodepkg"​.
   * Never install a package whose sources and SlackBuild are not available.   * Never install a package whose sources and SlackBuild are not available.
  
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 to directories containing "​unofficial"​ Slackware packages. to directories containing "​unofficial"​ Slackware packages.
  
-=== Build you own packages ===+=== Build your own packages ===
  
 This is the recommended method if no SlackBuild is available, to benefit of This is the recommended method if no SlackBuild is available, to benefit of
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 The software ''​slacktrack'',​ included in Slackware, can help you, as "man The software ''​slacktrack'',​ included in Slackware, can help you, as "man
-makepkg." Inspecting existing Slackbuilds and+makepkg"​Inspecting existing Slackbuilds and
 [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​templates/​|templates]] proposed at slackbuilds.org can [[http://​slackbuilds.org/​templates/​|templates]] proposed at slackbuilds.org can
 inspire you. Browse [[http://​docs.slackware.com|SlackDocs]] with the key word inspire you. Browse [[http://​docs.slackware.com|SlackDocs]] with the key word

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