With rare exceptions it's a good idea to use SlackBuilds.org
if at all possible for installing extra software that you find useful. Where a SlackBuilds.org
package is not available, however, it's a real good idea to use src2pkg
) to build installable and upgradeable packages from source code you get somewhere or other (the sorts of things that are package.tar.gz
). In both cases, it's a simple matter to use installpkg
for initial installation followed by upgradepkg
when an update becomes available (and, of course, sbopkg
The only "rare exception" I can think of is, oh, VirtualBox
; it's easiest (and the least trouble) to simply install with the provided vitrualboxk...run
. You also update with the same method (the "runner" uninstalls a previous version and installs the new version for you).
Hope this helps some.