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alexthecat 05-29-2010 12:33 PM

Using packages built for 13.0 with slackware 13.1
 
Since there aren't many available third party packages for slackware 13.1 yet, is it safe to install packages built for slackware 13.0?

For example I need to install openoffice and skype and the latest packages i could find are built for 13.0.

slakmagik 05-29-2010 12:43 PM

The SBo 13.1 repo is open now. If you're unable to find your package in that repo, you can certainly try a 13.0 SlackBuild. The most common problems are bash 4 subshell failures, libpng issues, and gcc issues, but some (many?) still work and many others are easily fixable.

Oh, hey, first post - and welcome to LQ! :)

-- Oh, oh. You're asking about 3rd party binary packages. Such a strange notion didn't even cross my brain at first. I wouldn't recommend installing 3rd party binary packages at all but definitely not ones built for 13.0. I was recommending http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/

Lufbery 05-29-2010 01:00 PM

Give it a try and see what happens. :)

The release announcement states:

Quote:

System binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.11.1. This version of glibc also has excellent compatibility with existing binaries.
So give your packages a try. If they don't work, then it won't take much to recompile them. You can, of course, ask for help here. A lot of people will be working on the same software with the new version of Slackware.

Regards,

Lufbery 05-29-2010 01:00 PM

Ack! Double post.

Lufbery 05-29-2010 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slakmagik (Post 3985587)
The SBo 13.1 repo is open now. If you're unable to find your package in that repo, you can certainly try a 13.0 SlackBuild. The most common problems are bash 4 subshell failures, libpng issues, and gcc issues, but some (many?) still work and many others are easily fixable.

Oh, hey, first post - and welcome to LQ! :)

-- Oh, oh. You're asking about 3rd party binary packages. Such a strange notion didn't even cross my brain at first. I wouldn't recommend installing 3rd party binary packages at all but definitely not ones built for 13.0. I was recommending http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/

FWIW, the packages at Slackbuilds.org are technically 3rd party. But they are also the best 3rd party packages avaiable, except for some outstanding personal repositories maintained by Slackware developers.

Also Skype is now available from SlackBuilds.org for 13.1.

Regards,

gapan 05-29-2010 01:41 PM

These will certainly work for 13.1:
http://salix.enialis.net/i486/13.1/
http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/13.1/

dugan 05-29-2010 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexthecat (Post 3985563)
For example I need to install openoffice and skype

OpenOffice.org packages for 13.1 are here:
http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/

Also, Alien Bob's Skype build script will almost certainly work in 13.1. His binary package should work in 32-bit 13.1:
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/

slakmagik 05-29-2010 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lufbery (Post 3985610)
FWIW, the packages at Slackbuilds.org are technically 3rd party.

I was advising against the combination of "third party binary" packages, not against third party stuff alone or meaning to imply SBo wasn't third party.

hitest 05-29-2010 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexthecat (Post 3985563)
Since there aren't many available third party packages for slackware 13.1 yet, is it safe to install packages built for slackware 13.0?

For example I need to install openoffice and skype and the latest packages i could find are built for 13.0.

Hey welcome to LQ. Here are some rock-solid applications for 13.1 built by our main Slackware developers: rworkman and Alien Bob

http://rlworkman.net/pkgs/

http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/

Also check out the build scripts at SBo:

http://www.slackbuilds.org/

Lufbery 05-29-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slakmagik (Post 3985857)
I was advising against the combination of "third party binary" packages, not against third party stuff alone or meaning to imply SBo wasn't third party.

Ah, got it. :D

linus72 05-29-2010 09:02 PM

Once my sbopkg started not building stuff on 13.1
I just manually made new pkgs like abiword, gnumeric,etc
from source

mkdir /root/pkg
cd name-of-package
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
make DESTDIR=/root/pkg install
cd /root/pkg
makepkg /tmp/package-name.txz

ponce 05-30-2010 12:29 AM

it's not because of sbopkg that your builds fail on 13.1: you have to set it up tracking a repository for 13.1 (or the ex-current) that has usable slackbuilds on that version, then it works like a charm.
with the correct repository sbopkg let me build 267 packages on -current/13.1 in one shot. ;)


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