Here is a very quick - and brief - slackbuild guide:
download the slackbuild -
and source files
They contain folder(s) and files archived and compressed for convenient downloading (commonly referred to as, slang: 'tarballed', commonly with .tar.gz extension)
decompress and extract the slackbuild
using the right click menu using a dolphin or konqueror file-managers (or any other file-manager you wish to use)
or from a termimnal:
tar -zxvf app-name-.tar.gz
(the switches/options above, -zxvf
- unzipped the tarball -z
- extract the tarball -x
- give us feedback on screen, verbosely -v
- do all this on the filename given -f)
move the source file into the extracted slackbuild directory
from a terminal as root user build the slackbuild package
if this does not build then try making the file executable, as normal user,
THIS IS NOT ALWAYS NECESSARY as most slackbuilds should already be executable - warning - some are not but in my experience only very few.
chmod +x app-name-.Slackbuild
install the package
when package has built you will see the software-package in /tmp, something like this will be displayed
to be more exact something similar to this
Slackware package /tmp/broadcom-sta-22.214.171.124_126.96.36.199_smp-i486-1_SBo.tgz created.
as root user:
done. - feel free to delete the source and slackbuild and source, compressed and also extracted folders/files, if you want - it is not necessary to keep them.
This is a very brief guide to building slackbuild software packages. Please refer to other links above in this thread for more scope on this subject if required.
so to summarise:
1> download the slackbuild -
and source files
2> decompress and extract the slackbuild
3> move the source file into the extracted slackbuild directory
4> build the slackbuild package
5> install the package