Thanks... I have read that tutorial though
It is not really what I was looking for though...
I am trying to write a tool to generate packages for libraries and software that I am writing. I was hoping to avoid using the built-in package management tools since, for educational purposes, I would like to learn how Slackware packages really work... also I would like to implement a simple dependency check
One thing that confuses me is the absence of .la and .pc (?) files in some of the packages that I have downloaded.
I was hoping that by learning how to make these packages 'from scratch' that I would then use that knowledge to determine in what cases, if any, I can omit the standard Slackware package tools, as well as clear up any confusion as to the 'magic' behind Slackware package management.