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I am trying to install wicd- on Slackware 14.1. I couldn't find configure or makefile in wicd-

Running python setup.py configure (following the INSTALL guide) causes:

sh: pybabel: command not found

Then I tried to install pybabel but couldn't find sources and libraries. How can I install wicd?

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You do realize that Slackware has NetworkManager installed by default? Properly configured it should do most, if not all of what you need. – haziz Jan 30 '14 at 19:39
Default manager doesn't find any ssid. I think there is a problem with my network card. However I am just curios About installing wicd on slackware. – user175023 Jan 30 '14 at 20:09
Have you tried install it from the /extra directory included in Slackware official DVD. – slackmart Feb 2 '14 at 3:42
up vote 2 down vote accepted

wicd is included into Slackware official ISO file, so you don't need to compile it. Here's an installation's step by step:

  1. Download it, using wget:
    $ wget http://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/extra/wicd/wicd-
  1. Become superuser, type su in a terminal, i.e. xterm.
    $ su 
  1. And install it with installpkg.
    # installpkg wicd-

Now, you use:

    # chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager 

to disable the NetworkManager daemon at start time. After that, just restart your beautiful operating system and enjoy it!

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