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kurono93 02-01-2013 12:29 PM

SlackBuilds in several versions.
 
I visited the website slackbuilds.org, but some packages does not have the last versions. It is posible use the file .slackbuild in other versions of packages?

Dman58 02-01-2013 12:46 PM

Yes that is easily done by following the directions HERE

Very simple process.

kurono93 02-01-2013 12:51 PM

thank for your answer, i have a litle example, VLC Media Playerm, the last version is 2.0.5 but in slackbuild.org is the 2.0.3 (big difference :p). Can i use the same .slackbuild file for this version?

stormtracknole 02-01-2013 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by kurono93 (Post 4882420)
thank for your answer, i have a litle example, VLC Media Playerm, the last version is 2.0.5 but in slackbuild.org is the 2.0.3 (big difference :p). Can i use the same .slackbuild file for this version?

Most times, yes. You just have to modify the version number. From time to time though, the package will require a new dependency which of course, you will have to supply.

Dman58 02-01-2013 01:05 PM

Yes exactly, just make sure you have all dependencies installed, change the version# in the .slackbuild file from 2.0.3 to 2.0.5 and procede with the rest of the steps (execute as root, and install) then you should be good to go.

dugan 02-01-2013 01:13 PM

VLC? Don't get it from SlackBuilds.org. Just get Alien Bob's prebuilt package, which is at 2.0.5:

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/vlc/

kurono93 02-02-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4882443)
VLC? Don't get it from SlackBuilds.org. Just get Alien Bob's prebuilt package, which is at 2.0.5:

http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/vlc/

Thank you for your suggest, but... this is new for me, Alien, i have revised the link, but what is the trick? Regards.

Alien Bob 02-02-2013 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by kurono93 (Post 4883185)
Thank you for your suggest, but... this is new for me, Alien, i have revised the link, but what is the trick? Regards.

What trick? That link points to my own package repository, there's nothing weird about it. While slackbuilds.org "only" has SlackBuild scripts and not any packages, you will find real Slackware packages in my own repository (accompanied by the build scripts which created them).
I can guarantee that the VLC package will work for you if you are running Slackware 13.37 or 14. You don't have to trust me, but you can listen to the opinions of other people here before deciding.

Eric

kurono93 02-02-2013 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 4883191)
What trick? That link points to my own package repository, there's nothing weird about it. While slackbuilds.org "only" has SlackBuild scripts and not any packages, you will find real Slackware packages in my own repository (accompanied by the build scripts which created them).
I can guarantee that the VLC package will work for you if you are running Slackware 13.37 or 14. You don't have to trust me, but you can listen to the opinions of other people here before deciding.

Eric

I trust en you, "trick" is a joke, thanks for your help. I will try this advice. Regards from EL Salvador. i have found you are Alien Bob (great), it is a comunication error from me.

hitest 02-02-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kurono93 (Post 4883193)
I trust en you, "trick" is a joke, thanks for your help. I will try this advice. Regards from EL Salvador. i have found you are Alien Bob (great), it is a comunication error from me.

Alien Bob is one of our lead Slackware developers. He created Slackware64. I have used his packages for years. His packages are completely trustworthy.

wildwizard 02-02-2013 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by hitest (Post 4883256)
Alien Bob is one of our lead Slackware developers. He created Slackware64. I have used his packages for years. His packages are completely trustworthy.

The fact the link is from slackware.com should pretty much cover any worries that anyone might have about the safety of those packages.

kurono93 02-03-2013 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by wildwizard (Post 4883289)
The fact the link is from slackware.com should pretty much cover any worries that anyone might have about the safety of those packages.

Excuse me, i do not know Alien Bob, I have a little time to try Slackware. I do not want offend anybody.

D1ver 02-03-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by kurono93 (Post 4883687)
Excuse me, i do not know Alien Bob, I have a little time to try Slackware. I do not want offend anybody.

Don't worry, I don't think you offended anyone. Slackware package management is a bit different when you first start learning about it.

If it doesn't come with slackware by default, you can get pre-built packages from trusted people like Alienbob, or you can build your own using scripts from www.slackbuilds.org.

Alien Bob 02-04-2013 07:49 AM

I did not feel offended at all.

Eric


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