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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 [[https://slackpkg.org/|slackpkg.org]] and installed with installpkg.+ 
 +Slackpkg is an automated tool to manage local packages and to install new package over a network. slackpkg is found within the 'ap' (Application) series of Slackware and will be installed by default.
  
 ===== 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. 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. + 
 +=== Initial Setup === 
 + 
 +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.  
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 +To select a mirror, just uncomment a single URL in the file ''/etc/slackpkg/mirrors''. 
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 +<note tip>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.</note> 
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 +<note important>mirrors.slackware.com does not support the ARM/AArch64 platform</note> 
  
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 Otherwise slackpkg will download and install the current package information and will use that list.\\ Otherwise slackpkg will download and install the current package information and will use that list.\\
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 +<note tip>If you have installed Slackware -current (the rolling development branch) you will be presented with a message similar to the following:
 +<code>
 +You have selected a mirror for Slackware -current in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors,
 +but Slackware version 15.0+ appears to be installed.
 +Slackware -current is the development (i.e. unstable) tree.
 +Is this really what you want?
 +</code>
 +
 +This is to be expected and you can proceed. The '+' in the Slackware version number means it's the development cycle //after// 15.0 (in this example) was released.
 +
 +</note>
  
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