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Old 05-12-2007, 03:54 PM   #1
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How to build a slackware package :


I've just download something named : VDE, and there's no package of it.
After I unpacked it with tar xzvf, what are the steps of making it a package so I could follow it with my package tool?

and do I still need the ./configure && make && su root -c "make install" ?

thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 04:00 PM   #2
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Using a buildscript is generally the recommended method.

/*
Page three of that link has a better version of the Generic script
*/

Or if you want to do it all manually.... look at a script for guidance.

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Old 05-12-2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=529022 - use this or checkinstall
 
Old 05-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #4
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Use Alien Bob's SlackBuild from Alien's Wiki.
Regards,
Bill
 
Old 05-12-2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxpackages.net/howto.p...=Package+Howto
 
Old 05-12-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TSquaredF
Use Alien Bob's SlackBuild from Alien's Wiki.
Regards,
Bill
I'll second that. Alien Bob's packages work very well. His Wiki is always first "port-of-call" for me too.
 
Old 05-13-2007, 05:34 AM   #7
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To add one more option: I had only good experiences with the scripts from http://www.slackbuild.org
 
Old 05-14-2007, 08:09 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by titopoquito
To add one more option: I had only good experiences with the scripts from http://www.slackbuild.org
Ditto. I use their scripts a lot. The only problem is that I can't find a VDE script on their site. Maybe one of us should submit one?
Regards,
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:48 AM   #9
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Checkinstall has worked very well for me when I haven't found a Slackbuild script for something I want from Slackbuilds.org.

There's a great introduction to checkinstall here.

Checkinstall builds a nice Slackware package that you can then install with Pkgtool or installpkg.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 05-14-2007, 09:51 AM   #10
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I also like checkinstall. It has never failed me yet.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 02:07 AM   #11
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I don't use checkinstall anymore because it
screwed up my filesystem on my last reinstall
of slackware so I stick to getting slackbuilds
from slackbuilds.org or rworkmans packages,
or just plain old compiling from source.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 05:00 AM   #12
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Hod did checkinstall screw your system?
I know that sometimes it creates unaccurate packages (not full), but haven't had more problems.

I hope you reported this bug.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 08:47 PM   #13
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yeah I've been hearing that lately but I don't see how it does. Because it never has for me other than the non full packages. But that isn't checkinstall thats %100 Makefile.in that don't have $(DESTDIR) or ROOT root_install etc etc to be able to always track and grab all the things that were installed. Even debs fakerootdir one doesn't work on some of those packages. few rare ones that I just make the patch with DESTDIR for all of them that I can .
 
  


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