the scripts that you can find on the official SlackBuilds.org (SBo from now on) repository are available for the latest Slackware stable so, in many cases, they won't build on current as they are provided.
if you need a repository that has patches to build them on current, please use this project (not supported or endorsed by SBo)
if you want to see the list of the patched scripts, there's also an alternative interface available at
this started years ago forking the SBo's repository as a personal effort to have a working queue available for the scripts Matteo used for his boxes but David's contributions made it something that aims to be a more complete aid to SBo users that use current on their machines: just don't expect that everything
on SBo will be patched to work on Slackware's development platform as we don't want to do the job of every script maintainer and this project is a best-effort thing.
SBo supports building its own scripts on clean slackware full installation: we would go crazy trying to support any setup out there that we have not tested ourself for everyone of our 5000+ scripts.
this policy applies also on this humble, unofficial, attempt to let SBo things build on current.
following this it should be obvious that issues related to custom installs shouldn't belong in this thread: please open another one to discuss such things, also if you are not sure if the error you got is related but you are aware that your setup is a non-standard one.
describe your problem here only if you are absolutely sure that it has nothing to do with your custom setup.
there's nothing to be added in our repository for the benefit of other slackers if someone is missing dependencies from a slackware full installation or has stuff installed in /usr/local or has installed other third party non-SBo stuff that might be incompatible and so on.
there's no need to say it but if someone else don't agree with this policy and wants to support also non-standard setups is free to do it (but in another topic
so, what is this thread for?
risking to be repetitive, report issues here only if you have already tried the scripts from our repository and they won't build on a clean and full installation of Slackware current
also, if you want to report a problem that applies also to Slackware stable this is not the right place, this topic is current-specific.
if you think a script on SBo shows issues (broken download, not building, etc.) on such platform write to the maintainer and wait some days for an answer (a week should be fine): if the maintainer isn't responsive after this time please post the same thing by mail to the slackbuilds-users mailing list putting the maintainer in cc
if you wonder how long someone does have to not maintain a package before it will be considered abandoned, the answer is that there's no fixed time: a package can remain at a certain version for many reason (compatibility, stability, lack of updates upstream, etc.) so the lack of an actual maintainer cannot be tied on how often it gets updated.
usually the package is considered maintained as long as the maintainer is responsive and supports his script so, maintainers, make sure the email address listed in .info file is valid and stays active.
for any other question regarding specifically SBo and not this fork refer to its faq
: if we have modified your script, our suggestions are not official! We hope that our suggestions will be useful when you do your official scripts for the next version of Slackware, or we will be very happy to accept your changes now
P.S. Our repository is directly usable with slackrepo and sbopkg, see
if all you want is a local copy just clone it with git
git clone https://github.com/Ponce/slackbuilds.git slackbuilds-current