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Slint package contains polyglot administration tools and manual pages as well as translation files, provided by the Slint project.

This page explains how to get and install it, then describes its content so you know what is translated in which languages.

Slint package’s scope will expand gradually, so just ugrading it will allow you to get updated and newly translated tools and translations in more languages as soon as they become available.

Download and install or upgrade a Slint package

If you just used Slint installer, there is no need to install the Slint package in addition: that’s already done by the installer.

A Slint package is provided for each supported Slackware edition (Slackware 13.37, Slackware 14.0 and Slackware 14.1) in directory packages/. The same package can be installed on 32 bit and 64 versions. To get, check and install (or upgrade) Slint package (for Slackware 14.1 in this example), do this:

wget -r -l1 -np -nd -A slint-14.1*  http://slint.fr/packages/ # you will get the most recent Slint package and its associated md5 file
md5sum -c slint-14.1*md5 # answer should be "OK", else downloaded package is corrupt
su # get root's privileges
upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall slint-14.1*txz # this command installs or upgrade the package
Tip To prevent slackpkg from removing Slint package, add a line to /etc/slackpkg/blacklist with only this word:

What is translated, in what languages?

A Slint package contains polyglot tools and translation files.

At the time of writing, the following languages are included: French, German, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America) and Ukrainian.

Some manual pages are also translated to other languages, as indicated in MAN_PAGES.TXT.

Table below list polyglot administration tools and their purposes.

Polyglot tool Purpose Translated man page
Add an user to the system
Extract the content of a Slackware package in the current directory
man explodepkg
Install Slackware packages
man installpkg
Make a bootable Linux floppy disk (only in Slackware 13.37 and 14.0)
Make Slackware packages
man makepkg
Maintain software packages and perform configuration tasks: ⇒ set services to run at startup ⇒ make an USB boot stick ⇒ set the mouse type
man pkgtool
Remove Slackware packages
man removepkg
Upgrade Slackware packages
man upgradepkg
Configure elilo boot loader (only in Slackware 14.1)
Configure lilo boot loader
Configure the network
Sets the timezone
Sets a screen font
Sets the mouse type
Configure the X server
Sets the default windows manager or desktop
Automated tools for managing Slackware packages (only manual pages are translated)
man slackpkg man slackpkg.conf
Note To see polyglot tools' messages and manual pages in your language, you should, as indicated in Slint home page, set up your prefered locale

In addition, the Slint package also installs documents in the folder /usr/docs/slint-<version>-<date>, including a Slint-HOWTO.txt and a script reinstall-slackware-packages.sh.

Tip to list what a Slint package has installed, just type in a terminal:
less /var/log/packages/slint*

Use the up and down arrows to navigate in the list, press the letter q to quit.