Using a UNIX system, what would be the commands to use to manually install the
packages, if a 'package manager' was not available?
In the installation instructions, it says to install 'libpng3-dev'.
I have FTP's all the Waffle files into my account and now wish to begin
installation. I don't seem to have a package manager and hence my request for
help with commands where I can install the package manually.
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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What flavor of UNIX doesn't have a package manager? Here's the command to
install a package for several different distros (don't forget to be switch to
root before you run these commands, and replace package_name with the
appropriate package name):
pkg_add -r package_name
Darwin or Mac OSX
download Fink from http://www.finkproject.org/
pkgadd -d package_name
installp -qacXgd rpm.rte rpm.rte
rpm -i package_name
Fedora or CentOS
yum install package_name
zypper install package_name
Debian or Ubuntu
aptitude install package_name
pacman -S package_name
equo install package_name
pisi install package_name
rPath or Foresight
conary update package_name
slapt-get --install package_name
slackpkg install package_name
smart install package_name
pkcon install package_name
If you really don't have a package manager, the best solution may be to get
one =). If that's not an option for some reason, I suppose you could do it the
old fashion way: Download the source code and build all of your packages
manually. Usually the steps are something like this:
1- tar xvfz package_name.tar.gz
2- cd package_name
3- make configure
5- sudo make install
In the Makefile for any of the apps, there is a line that specifies LFLAGS. On
this line, you will see "-lpng". This tells the linker to link with
/usr/lib/libpng.so. Usually, /usr/lib/libpng.so is a symbolic link to
/usr/lib/libpng12.so.0.15.0, or something like that. So you can manually hack
it by building that file from the sources, copy it to /usr/lib, and then make
a symbolic link to it in that folder. Or you can edit the Makefile to specify
a different path to the libpng library. (replace "-lpng" with
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