After package install - from /tmp to where?

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After package install - from /tmp to where?

Post#1 by enthusiastic_lurker » 30 Jan 2015, 15:44

Hi All,

Thank you for providing this useful resource. I have a quick question that I have been unable to find a satisfactory answer to. So, after the user has installed software with a SlackBuild script, the HowTo instructs the user to move the result out of the /tmp directory for safe keeping. But I don't really know where I should move the newly installed package. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: After package install - from /tmp to where?

Post#2 by tome » 30 Jan 2015, 18:21

I don't remember but "SlackBuild script" make only package (see: /tmp) that you must manually install then. You can convert this package to .xzm module (right mouse button -> convert...) and then you should move it to /mnt/live/porteus/modules (it will be activated "every" boot) or /mnt/live/porteus/optional (read cheatcode.txt at porteus boot directory if you want know when it is activated).

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Re: After package install - from /tmp to where?

Post#3 by ncmprhnsbl » 30 Jan 2015, 21:59

"from /tmp to where?" short answer is 'anywhere you like' or 'somewhere safe'
basicly, whatever is left in /tmp is lost on reboot,
once installed the the 'package' isnt really needed, but its a good idea to keep it in case you need to reinstall it.
or as tome says convert it to a module (which can be loaded /unloaded as needed from anywhere)
i'm asuming that you are using 'changes' and have installed into it.
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Re: After package install - from /tmp to where?

Post#4 by enthusiastic_lurker » 31 Jan 2015, 01:49

tome wrote:I don't remember but "SlackBuild script" make only package (see: /tmp) that you must manually install then. You can convert this package to .xzm module (right mouse button -> convert...) and then you should move it to /mnt/live/porteus/modules (it will be activated "every" boot) or /mnt/live/porteus/optional (read cheatcode.txt at porteus boot directory if you want know when it is activated).
Thank you tome. I really appreciate your input! I'm used to Debian and Ubuntu; the Slackware way of doing things is really new to me. I guess I need to read more about the distribution to understand it better.

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Re: After package install - from /tmp to where?

Post#5 by enthusiastic_lurker » 31 Jan 2015, 01:51

ncmprhnsbl wrote:"from /tmp to where?" short answer is 'anywhere you like' or 'somewhere safe'
basicly, whatever is left in /tmp is lost on reboot,
once installed the the 'package' isnt really needed, but its a good idea to keep it in case you need to reinstall it.
or as tome says convert it to a module (which can be loaded /unloaded as needed from anywhere)
i'm asuming that you are using 'changes' and have installed into it.
Thanks ncmprhnsbl for filling in the gaps! Like I said to tome, I'm new to the Slackware way of doing things and your help is really appreciated! The forum is a great resource. I will learn alot here. Again many thanks to you both for finding time to answer my questions.

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