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This Tutorial is prepared by Jatin Luthra in Google Code-In.

Installing Apertium on Slackware

This guide is for Slackware 14.1.


Change user to root


Enter password(if required).

Install Slackpkg

Open Terminal


In Puppy Package manager, Type slackpkg and AutoInstall

Configure Slackpkg

  • Configure the mirrors by
nano /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
and decommenting out the mirrors which are required by removing # symbol at starting of line.
  • Update the gpg by using
slackpkg update gpg
  • Upgrade using Slackpkg:
slackpkg update

Install dependencies needed to build Apertium

slackpkg install make gcc pcre-dev libxml2-dev libxslt-dev subversion \
pkg-config automake flex libtool apr apr-util neon autoconf bison gcc-g++ readline
  • Upgrade Packages
slackpkg upgrade-all


If any package isn't working for you, You can use ppm for it

  • Type
  • Search for package
  • Click on Do It

Go on

Then you can move on to Minimal_installation_from_SVN.