[SOLVED] How to use compile a file, build a package without messing up library
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How to use compile a file, build a package without messing up library
I want to build a package from source using src2pkg, but I don't know how to avoid library miss match.
Suppose I have Firefox 3.5.2 on Slackware 13.0 64 and I want to upgrade it to 3.6.2. Last time when I venturesomely installed Firefox-3.6.2-current into my Slackware 13.0, I got library miss match. Thus, instead of upgrading the whole packages to current (which is impractical and cumbersome), I want to build 3.6.2 from source.
How can I do this? Is there any guideline how to use src2pkg? Or should I rather use makepkg? Do I need to create a Makefile?
Last edited by ethereal1m; 04-12-2010 at 12:45 AM.
Let me first say I'm not very familiar with Slackware. Now, I would not try to build Firefox from source if I were you. Building it will most likely create far more problems for you than updating the packages required to install the latest version of Firefox. If you don't mind my asking, why do you want version 3.6? Is version 3.5 giving problems? Have you read the Changelog for the new version? Is it really worth it or would it be better for you to wait for a newer Slackware release? Or is this just something you want to do for learning or fun? Just wondering and curious.
Last edited by ethereal1m; 04-12-2010 at 02:23 AM.
If you are asking me no, I'm sorry I don't. Perhaps someone else can tell you. Good luck.