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Old 10-21-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Building a Slackware package...

Hi forum,

So, I compiled the latest stable version of Paraview in Slackware64 13;

Had to download cmake ( Paraview uses the cmake build system ) from Kitware, configure make install, ( standard drill here ), so as to run cmake ../../paraview-xx-xx/CmakeList.txt.

It built my makefile, so i make and make install...

So far so good... My question here is this:

Supposing I want to build a Slackware package, for future install without having to recompile it from source, speeding up the install process... how should I do that... ?

One other thing, the packages in are for the 32 bit version, or are they compatible with the 64 bit...?


Old 10-21-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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You're best bet would probably be to use a template from SBo and use a slackbuild that automagically packages it for you. Other than that, I used to use DESTDIR=/path/to/pkg/dir during make install and make a package out of that directory.
Old 10-21-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
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Slackware had CMake in d/ ever since KDE switched. You shouldn't need to install it yourself unless Paraview needs a newer version or somesuch.

I'll shamelessly plug src2pkg as *the* package creation tool, see my sig.

Don't use packages from linuxpackages. There's pretty much zero quality control and most of the submitters don't know what they're doing. I usually look if Alien Bob or has a build script first, even before considering src2pkg.
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