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Old 02-10-2009, 01:36 AM   #1
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Many many (Package Tools) for Slackware but less (Packages) !


I found too much many Packaging Tools for Slackware:
http://slackware.wordpress.com/2007/...package-tools/
But its .tgz packages are less than other distros, why ?
And which package tool is better?

I really like TGZ, it is a great, simple and very easy package type.
And I think pkgtool is better command-line tool for package management and it's easier than "rpm -ihv" or "dpkg -i" .

Also there is no like pkgtool2 in other distros, but I think it's need to check its compatibility with current Slackware.

Now, where can I get more Slackware packages like other distros ?

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Old 02-10-2009, 02:13 AM   #2
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Hello,

The following list of Slackware links would be a good start:

http://slackworld.berlios.de/links.html
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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I found better one:
http://slackfind.net/en/

Is there more ?
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:24 AM   #4
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Hello,

Slackfind.net will try to find packages in a selected list of repositories (9 at the moment).

Either ways, you have the "major" ones (as far as number of packages is concerned): slacky.eu, linuxpackages.net

You may also want to look at sites that provide Slackbuild scripts. Slackbuilds are shell scripts that automate the compilation and package creation of a software (as a matter of fact, this is how Slackware packages are created in the stock Slackware). The first stop on that road is www.slackbuilds.org
 
Old 02-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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Be careful not to install packages :
- not for your distribution's version,
- with no SlackBuild available.

Unless you really trust the packager or reviewer, use the Slackbuild he/she provides, read it and make a package yourself with it.

Personnally :
- I trust the Slackware team
- I trust the people @ slackbuild.org (and some are members of the Slackware team).

If I miss a package I try to either to find one or built it myself, looking to begin with in slackbuilds.org, rworkman's and Alien BOB's repositories. I could try a Slackbuild from slacky.eu after having read it. I stay away from linuxpackages.net as they do not usually provide SlackBuilds, though they do provide many packages.

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:41 AM   #6
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There´s also sbopkg to use with slackbuilds.org.

Also, Slacky.eu provides all desktop user could ever need, IMHO. I´m currently using 'gslapt' with their repository to quickly install both application and its dependencies(use with caution!).
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
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Stay away from linuxpackages.net. Absolute garbage. Stick with using official Slackware packages, and build scripts at slackbuilds.org.
I also trust the scripts and packages created by the Slackware developers rworkman and alienBOB (Robby and Eric).

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:07 AM   #8
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Stay away from linuxpackages.net. Absolute garbage
I think it is a bit harsh to call LinuxPackages absolute garbage. Their Wine package was good enough for WineHQ.org and their OpenOffice package was perfectly good. I used those until slackbuilds for Wine and OO.org became availabe at Slackbuilds.org. There are a few contributers who give it a bad name, eg by compiling packages on a system with Gnome on it and not mentioning it in the package notes, but these days those packages should be clearly labelled.

Basically, use Linuxpackages with caution and run ldd on executables from any unfamiliar packager, whether from LinuxPackages or anywhere else.

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:43 AM   #9
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I think it is a bit harsh to call LinuxPackages absolute garbage. Their Wine package was good enough for WineHQ.org and their OpenOffice package was perfectly good. I used those until slackbuilds for Wine and OO.org became availabe at Slackbuilds.org. There are a few contributers who give it a bad name, eg by compiling packages on a system with Gnome on it and not mentioning it in the package notes, but these days those packages should be clearly labelled.

Basically, use Linuxpackages with caution and run ldd on executables from any unfamiliar packager, whether from LinuxPackages or anywhere else.
Sure. You are free to install anything you wish on your system, that is the beauty of Slackware and free open source software. I will not install anything from linuxpackages.net. We will disagree on this matter.
 
  


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