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Martha Adams
2021-01-05 19:27:28 UTC
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I've been in pkgs.org looking for a Slackware 14.1 package of Clamav. I
find 'clamav-0.99.2-i486-1alien.tgz' which looks good to me, but when I
scout around, I don't see how to get that package downloaded into my
machine. A part of the page labelled 'Download' includes nothing that
seems useful to me.

I've a feeling I ought to know how to do this; and maybe I do and just
don't recognize it; but it's not obvious to me today. How do I get a
copy of that Slackware Clamav package out of pkg.org down into here?

I'm a Slacker for years past, now in a 14.1 not updated recently since
the update site seems to have been shut down.

??

Thanks -- Martha Adams [2021 Jan 05]
Lew Pitcher
2021-01-05 20:53:58 UTC
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Post by Martha Adams
I've been in pkgs.org looking for a Slackware 14.1 package of Clamav. I
find 'clamav-0.99.2-i486-1alien.tgz' which looks good to me, but when I
scout around, I don't see how to get that package downloaded into my
machine. A part of the page labelled 'Download' includes nothing that
seems useful to me.
I've a feeling I ought to know how to do this; and maybe I do and just
don't recognize it; but it's not obvious to me today. How do I get a
copy of that Slackware Clamav package out of pkg.org down into here?
On that pkgs.org page (https://slackware.pkgs.org/14.1/alienbob-i486/
clamav-0.99.2-i486-1alien.tgz.html), there is a section marked "Download".

In that "Download" section, there is an entry marked "Binary Package",
and beside it is a URL.
1) Copy that URL
2) open a command line prompt (xterm, whatever)
3) navigate to a directory in which you wish to save the ClamAV package
3) type the command "wget", and follow it with the url copied from the
webpage
ie: wget https://slackware.uk/people/alien/sbrepos/14.1/x86/clamav/
clamav-0.99.2-i486-1alien.tgz

4) hit enter and wait for wget to retrieve the package.
Post by Martha Adams
I'm a Slacker for years past, now in a 14.1 not updated recently since
the update site seems to have been shut down.
Update site? What update site? The various slackware mirror sites are
still active, as is slackware.com itself. Are you using something other
than pkgtools to update your slackware system? If so, then which tool?
Perhaps we can help get it "active" again.
Post by Martha Adams
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Thanks -- Martha Adams [2021 Jan 05]
You are most welcome.
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Lew Pitcher
"In Skills, We Trust"
Rich
2021-01-05 23:28:52 UTC
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Post by Martha Adams
I've been in pkgs.org looking for a Slackware 14.1 package of Clamav. I
find 'clamav-0.99.2-i486-1alien.tgz' which looks good to me, but when I
scout around, I don't see how to get that package downloaded into my
machine. A part of the page labelled 'Download' includes nothing that
seems useful to me.
I've a feeling I ought to know how to do this;
For an alternate, always check slackbuilds (https://slackbuilds.org/) as well.

Searching for clamav for 14.1 turns up this:

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/system/clamav/

Which includes a direct, working, download link.
Jimmy Johnson
2021-01-06 13:53:22 UTC
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I've been in pkgs.org looking for a Slackware 14.1 package of Clamav.  I
find 'clamav-0.99.2-i486-1alien.tgz' which looks good to me, but when I
scout around, I don't see how to get that package downloaded into my
machine.  A part of the page labelled 'Download' includes nothing that
seems useful to me.
I've a feeling I ought to know how to do this; and maybe I do and just
don't recognize it; but it's not obvious to me today.  How do I get a
copy of that Slackware Clamav package out of pkg.org down into here?
Yep, they made some changes, now you have to highlight the URL and right
click and choose open to get the download dialog.
I'm a Slacker for years past, now in a 14.1 not updated recently since
the update site seems to have been shut down.
Thanks -- Martha Adams [2021 Jan 05]
Have a Hippie New Year!
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Jimmy Johnson

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