Installing missing packages

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After upgrading to 6.11.5, I lost the nvme-cli package because it is no longer available in the Nerd Pack plugin. I needed it because I am managing my fan speeds with a custom script as Fan Auto Control does not fulfill my needs.


I managed to manually install it and thought I'd document it, as the steps I took work for any other missing package you can't get through the Nerd Pack plugin


Acquiring the package:

  1. or have repositories of official Slackware packages
  2. You need the Slackware version of your Unraid instance to find an appropriate repo. You can get that by running this in your shell.
    cat /etc/os-release 


  3. Find and download the package you need, if multiple options are provided, you're going to need a file with extension txz
  4. In your shell run the following command
    upgradepkg --install-new package-file.txz


This installation is not permanent, you will need to install any packages after reboots. I suggest you setup a script in User Scripts set to "At First Array Start Only"

Edited by c0d3m0nk3y
Fixed typos and clarified verbiage
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