SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
When I do slackpkg -N package I get a build script.
Are you sure? Slackpkg doesn't have a -N option on my machine here is the output of slackpkg help
root@quad:/home/samac/Downloads# slackpkg help
slackpkg - version 2.81.1
Usage: slackpkg update [gpg] download and update files and
slackpkg check-updates check if there is any news on
slackpkg install package download and install packages
slackpkg upgrade package download and upgrade packages
slackpkg reinstall package same as install, but for packages
slackpkg remove package remove installed packages
slackpkg clean-system remove all packages which are not
present in the official Slackware
package set. Good to keep the house
slackpkg upgrade-all sync all packages installed in your
machine with the selected mirror. This
is the correct way to upgrade all of
slackpkg install-new install packages which are added to
the official Slackware package set.
Run this if you are upgrading to another
Slackware version or using current.
slackpkg blacklist Blacklist a package. Blacklisted
packages cannot be upgraded, installed,
or reinstalled by slackpkg
slackpkg download Only download (do not install) a package
slackpkg info package Show package information
(works with only ONE package)
slackpkg search package Search packages that have a
slackpkg file-search file Search for a specific file in the
entire package collection
slackpkg new-config Search for new configuration files and
ask to user what to do with them.
slackpkg generate-template Create a template with all
official Slackware packages installed
in your machine.
slackpkg install-template Install selected template.
slackpkg remove-template Remove selected template. Be careful.
slackpkg help Show this screen.
You can see more information about slackpkg usage and some examples
in slackpkg's manpage. You can use partial package names (such as xorg
instead of xorg-server, xorg-docs, etc), or even Slackware series
(such as n,ap,xap,etc) when searching for packages.