How to Install Packages/Software?

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How to Install Packages/Software?

Post#1 by limotux » 12 Oct 2021, 07:35

Hi,
I am new to Poerteus (and Slackware, first time actually), so I;m now on Porteus-KDE-v5.0rc3-x86_64 from a USB stick.

I am trying to find a way to install software, I read and tried some commands I found here.
guest@porteus:~/Downloads/Software$ usm -u all
bash: usm: command not found
guest@porteus:~/Downloads/Software$ zim
bash: zim: command not found
guest@porteus:~/Downloads/Software$ installpkg zim
bash: installpkg: command not found
guest@porteus:~/Downloads/Software$
So, "usm" and "installpkg" commands are not found!
EDIT: right click -> convert tgz to xzm did nothing (maybe put somewhere?)
How can I install software?
Is there a package manager?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but... that's all I could find.

Thank you.
UPDATE:
I downloaded and installed from sourceforge, then
guest@porteus:~$ usm -u all

Only root can do that.
guest@porteus:~$ sudo usm -u all

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==============================================================================
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
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One or more errors occurred while usm was running:

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How to Install Packages/Software?

Post#2 by raja » 12 Oct 2021, 08:24

limitux...you are welcome...

Porteus-5.0rc3 is released without USM,since it has become outdated and needs complete re scripting to represent slackware-current packages and sorting out sources for missing libraries.

Still, when you get accustomed to porteus way of module building, for your needs, there are ways to do it.

You may indicate your extra application needs under the relevant topic for additional modules, till you become an expert. A good Samaritan will build it for you.

There is an Arch based Porteus offer also under Derivatives. You will be able to add any package of your choice, using pman. It is called Nemisis, an active competitor to Slackware Porteus.
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How to Install Packages/Software?

Post#3 by limotux » 12 Oct 2021, 08:41

raja wrote:
12 Oct 2021, 08:24
A good Samaritan will build it for you.
Thank you, that's great help and support!
But I prefer to find a way to install it myself.
Currently I was trying to install Zim notes, but I will appreciate if there is a way that I install it.

Thank you.

P.S. Once I find my way to install software (from source and from .deb just in case) I will install on my machine.
raja wrote:
12 Oct 2021, 08:24
when you get accustomed to porteus way of module building,
how to?

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Post#4 by limotux » 12 Oct 2021, 08:43

I'm so impatient waiting to find my way to install.
Honestly, though Ive been on Linux since 2000, I never found a distro that fast and responsive.

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Post#5 by limotux » 12 Oct 2021, 09:03

I am running currently from USB.
Whenever I try any command it says it is not found.
I tried pkgtool, slackpkg plus the above.

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Post#6 by raja » 12 Oct 2021, 09:52

Porteus, literally mean, portable OS, installed in an USB disk and carried over , in your pocket. Where ever, you are , when you have access to a Pc, insert the usb disk, change boot order in bios and boot to your favourite porteus OS.

When you need an application, go to slackfinder.org, search for your need and download. The file extension will be *.txz.

Right click on downloaded file, and convert it to xzm module.

Copy the module to your porteus/modules folder and activate(context menu)

If all required libraries are present, The application will work, when you start it from menu.

If not, open terminal, and type ldd /usr/bin/xxxx name. it will list out not found libraries. Search the net for them and add to /usr/lib64.Thumbs up.

No idea about zim notes. Check if this module works for you.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/48dgcmsf ... y.xzm/file
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