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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 Slint package

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

  • If you had installed old slint packages (that replaced genuine ones), read Replace old slint packages first.

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 http://slint.fr/packages/slint-14.1* # 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:
slint

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
adduser
Add an user to the system
explodepkg
Extract the content of a Slackware package in the current directory
man explodepkg
installpkg
Install Slackware packages
man installpkg
makebootdisk
Make a bootable Linux floppy disk (only in Slackware 13.37 and 14.0)
makepkg
Make Slackware packages
man makepkg
pkgtool
Maintain software packages and perform configuration tasks: ⇒ set services to run at startup ⇒ make an USB boot stick ⇒ set the mouse type
man pkgtool
removepkg
Remove Slackware packages
man removepkg
upgradepkg
Upgrade Slackware packages
man upgradepkg
eliloconfig
Configure elilo boot loader (only in Slackware 14.1)
liloconfig
Configure lilo boot loader
netconfig
Configure the network
timeconfig
Sets the timezone
setconsolefont
Sets a screen font
setup.mouse
Sets the mouse type
xorgsetup
Configure the X server
xwmconfig
Sets the default windows manager or desktop
slackpkg
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

Replace old slint packages if need be

If you had installed old slint packages (those that replaced genuine Slackware ones and where provided before 19/12/2013), replace them with genuine ones before installing slint package. To do that, preferably use slackpkg:

   slackpkg update
   slackpkg upgrade-all

If slackpkg warns you that it found several packages with the same name, choose Remove (R) but next, in list of packages to be removed, be careful to check only those whose name contains 'slint'.

Warning Do NOT use the removepkg command to remove old packages: that would make your system unusable as old slint packages replaced essential genuine ones.

Additionally, remove translation files, as they are included in new slint package

   removepkg SlintLocales

Only then, install the (new) Slint package.