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anti_user 06-07-2011 07:56 AM

Programs, what you like to see in Slackware tree
 
Hello! I want to know what we like to see in Slackware tree.
As for me, i want to see proxy server (maybe squid), jabber server (maybe openfire), and more another...

onebuck 06-07-2011 08:13 AM

Hi,

Quote:

Originally Posted by anti_user (Post 4378746)
Hello! I want to know what we like to see in Slackware tree.
As for me, i want to see proxy server (maybe squid), jabber server (maybe openfire), and more another...

I'm satisfied with Slackware as it comes. If something is needed then I just get what is needed at Slackbuilds.

Slackbuilds is a good source of packages, read the FAQ.

If not there then just build a package using the template from the source.

Plus you can always look at Alien_Bobs' Main Package Repository.

PV & Team do have to cut things off somewhere. That's why we have Slackbuilds to provide additional packages that are built by Slackware users for the Slackware community.

anti_user 06-07-2011 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4378755)
Hi,



I'm satisfied with Slackware as it comes. If something is needed then I just get what is needed at Slackbuilds.

Slackbuilds is a good source of packages, read the FAQ.


If not there then just build a package using the template from the source.


Plus you can always look at Alien_Bobs' Main Package Repository.


PV & Team do have to cut things off somewhere. That's why we have Slackbuilds to provide additional packages that are built by Slackware users for the Slackware community.

Yeah, but in Slackware tree many other servers, but there is no proxy and jabber for example, but there are yet two or more DHCP server...

hitest 06-07-2011 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4378755)
Hi,



I'm satisfied with Slackware as it comes. If something is needed then I just get what is needed at Slackbuilds.

Slackbuilds is a good source of packages, read the FAQ.

If not there then just build a package using the template from the source.

Plus you can always look at Alien_Bobs' Main Package Repository.

I agree onebuck. Slackware ships with an excellent complement of programs. If I need additional applications I will peruse the above-mentioned links.
Also, rworkman provides excellent Slackware packages. Robby is one of our Slackware developers; his packages are also completely trustworthy.

rworkman's Slackware Packages

wingevil 06-07-2011 08:34 AM

I would like to have ZIM preconfigured and -installed. ZIM is like a desktop-wiki. See http://zim-wiki.org/

dugan 06-07-2011 08:34 AM

gtkglextmm

It's requirement for VisualBoyAdvance Merge's GUI. I was unsuccessful in building it.

However, I agree that the argument for including Squid is weak when you can just pull it from SlackBuilds.org.

Thom1b 06-07-2011 08:51 AM

I'd like to have texlive instead of tetex which is not maintained anymore. So I use rlworkman's package.

bnguyen 06-07-2011 10:21 AM

I would like to have NetworkManager (wicd is good, but it lacks mobile broadband support which many users need nowadays).

bosth 06-07-2011 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thom1b (Post 4378800)
I'd like to have texlive instead of tetex which is not maintained anymore. So I use rlworkman's package.

This would be great, but I suspect it would take up too much room on the DVD.

sahko 06-07-2011 10:24 AM

I consider the two most important ones, a seperate xulrunner (maybe along with nss and nspr) instead of using seamonkey and libreoffice. Texlive would be nice too.
But the chances of seeing the later two any time soon are pretty slim, since their sources are huge.

Fidori 06-07-2011 03:00 PM

fakeroot

The fakeroot program allows you to build packages without root privileges. If you make a mistake in writing a build script, you don't accidentally modify system files.

onebuck 06-07-2011 03:37 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fidori (Post 4379112)
fakeroot

The fakeroot program allows you to build packages without root privileges. If you make a mistake in writing a build script, you don't accidentally modify system files.

If you just build a package no system files will be touched. If you are modifying a build script then do so from a copy of the original. If you are satisfied with the build then doing the installpkg will modify.

audriusk 06-07-2011 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fidori (Post 4379112)
If you make a mistake in writing a build script, you don't accidentally modify system files.

This reminded me an incident I had a few years ago, when I was working on some SlackBuild and accidentally left one variable undefined. The problem was the line below, something like rm -rf $FOO. Ended up losing almost all of my system partition, luckily my personal files were left intact.

That's why it's crucial to test those things in some sort of isolated environment. And have backups. :)

bnguyen 06-07-2011 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by audriusk (Post 4379174)
That's why it's crucial to test those things in some sort of isolated environment. And have backups. :)

Best to build in a VM so we can have a pure environment; besides, safety issue solved.

piratesmack 06-07-2011 04:51 PM

I'd also like to see NetworkManager, at least in /extra.


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