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Old 01-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Brightstar - Brighten your darkstar :)

I have been working on a still very small C application that I just released on Github Brightstar. The README file gives some background and install instruction. It is barebone at this time. It is work in progress. Comments welcome.

Here is some output.
Querying for a package native to Slackware:
./brightstar -Dd xterm
No Slackbuilds found for xterm
Found Slackware installed version 281

====Slackware package information details====
Repo: slackware
name: xterm
version: 281
architecture: i486
release No: 1
fullname: xterm-281-i486-1
location: ./slackware/x
extension: txz
size compressed: 264 K
size uncompressed: 690 K

xterm (terminal emulator for X)

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.
It provides DEC VT102/VT220 (VTxxx) and Tektronix 4014 compatible
terminals for programs that cannot use the window system directly.
Querying for a package from Slackbuild. Note the installed versus available version:
./brightstar -Dd scite
====Slackbuild package information details====
Package :scite
Version :3.23 Installed Version: 3.20
Short Descr :SciTE (SCIntilla based Text Editor)
Home page :
Maintainer :Jens Weber <>
Location :./development/scite
Files :README config/README.Slackware config/ config/ config/changelog scite.SlackBuild slack-desc
Requires :
32 bits download 1 file
64 bits download 1 file
(null) (null)
SciTE is a SCIntilla based Text Editor. Originally built to
demonstrate Scintilla, it has grown to be a generally useful
editor with facilities for building and running programs.
There are more language files for SciTE on

====Slackware package information details====

No Slackare package exist
A package for which a patch exist:
./brightstar -Dd bind
No Slackbuilds found for bind
Found Slackware installed version 9.9.2_P1

====Slackware package information details====
Repo: slackware
name: bind
version: 9.9.1_P3
patch: 9.9.2_P1
architecture: i486
release No: 1
fullname: bind-9.9.1_P3-i486-1
location: ./slackware/n
extension: txz
size compressed: 1908 K
size uncompressed: 7250 K

bind (DNS server and utilities)

The named daemon and support utilities such as dig, host, and
nslookup. Sample configuration files for running a simple caching
nameserver are included. Documentation for advanced name server
setup can be found in /usr/doc/bind-9.x.x/.


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