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Old 08-27-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
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build packages

i just want to know how to build slackware programmes packages from the programmes sources.
and what programme to use
Old 08-27-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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Have a look at

Slackbuilds are what the developing team use to build packages for Slackware. If you understand a little bit of bash, they are easy to understand.
Old 08-27-2009, 03:19 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by FinalRebel View Post
i just want to know how to build slackware programmes packages from the programmes sources.
and what programme to use
Take a look at the following links:

Have fun!
Old 08-27-2009, 05:31 AM   #4
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'src2pkg tarball-name' will usually do the trick quickly and precisely. See the link to src2pkg in my signature.
Old 08-27-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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The SlackBuild site and src2pkg are a good resources
to use or to learn from.
The source repository of the slackware distribution is also
a good resource. You can look at the way the building scripts
were written and learn a lot.

When I started writing my own slackbuild scripts, these are the
3 main resources I used to learn, borrow/steal ideas ...


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