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I am trying to install wicd-1.7.2.4 on Slackware 14.1. I couldn't find configure or makefile in wicd-1.7.2.4.tar.gz.

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 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 at 20:09
    
Have you tried install it from the /extra directory included in Slackware official DVD. –  sgmart Feb 2 at 3:42

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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-1.7.2.4-i486-4.txz
  1. Become superuser, type su in a terminal, i.e. xterm.
    $ su
    #
  1. And install it with installpkg.
    # installpkg wicd-1.7.2.4-i486-4.txz

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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