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 ====== slackpkg ====== ====== slackpkg ======
-Slackpkg is an automated tool to manage local packages and to install new package over a network. Nowadays slackpkg comes as part of Slackware, but if you do not have it installed, the latest version can be downloaded from [[http://sourceforge.net/​projects/slackpkg/​files/​latest/​download|SourceForge]] and installed with installpkg.+Slackpkg is an automated tool to manage local packages and to install new package over a network. Nowadays slackpkg comes as part of Slackware, but if you do not have it installed, the latest version can be downloaded from [[https://slackpkg.org/|slackpkg.org]] and installed with installpkg.
  
 ===== Configuring ===== ===== Configuring =====
  
-Before slackpkg can be used it needs to have a current list of packages and their versions and that can be downloaded automatically by the tool itself once a mirror site is selected. To select a mirror, just uncomment a single URL in the file ''/​etc/​slackpkg/​mirrors''​. Note that the links are sorted by Slackware release versions so make sure that the selected link is in the same release that you are interested in.+Before slackpkg can be used it needs to have a current list of packages and their versions and that can be downloaded automatically by the tool itself once a mirror site is selected. To select a mirror, just uncomment a single URL in the file ''/​etc/​slackpkg/​mirrors''​. Note that the links are sorted by Slackware release versions so make sure that the selected link is in the same release that you are interested in. It is recommended,​ though not required, that you use the ''​mirrors.slackware.com''​ mirror, as that one will automatically redirect you to your geographically closest mirror
  
 Then run: Then run:
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 ==== install ==== ==== install ====
  
-To install a package use ''​slackpkg install pattern''​. If a package was found a dialog window will present any packages that matches to the pattern and the user can un/check which packages to install. +To install a package use ''​slackpkg install pattern''​. If a package was found a dialog window will present any packages that matches to the pattern and the user can un/check which packages to install.\\ 
 +To install everything in a branch you can type: ''​slackpkg install branch''​ for example ''​slackpkg install kde''​ will install everything under kde (but nothing from kdei).
 ==== remove ==== ==== remove ====
  
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 ===== External Links ===== ===== External Links =====
  
-  * SlackPKG home page: [[http://www.slackpkg.org/]] +  * SlackPKG home page: [[https://​slackpkg.org/​]]
-  * SlackPKG project on SourceForge:​ [[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​slackpkg/]]+
  
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