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Old 01-02-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
Vi3GameHkr
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What do Slack Builds do?


So I'm curious about something, mostly because I tried to install something and the only way that worked for me was using a slack build. Then thinking back to other things I've installed, they have all been slack builds, I have never successfully installed something from source on Slackware (and I am a little bit of a newbie, so it may be something stupid)

Well the package in case is ndesk-dbus and ndesk-dbus-glib. The latter obviously depends on the former, so I downloaded the former from ndesk.org (specifically, ndesk-dbus-0.6.0) and ran the ./configure script, make, and then sudo make install. It looked pretty successful (I mean I scanned carefully for "error" but didn't find anything) Well then I tried to install ndesk-dbus-glib the same way, but it said ndesk-dbus was missing. Finally I found a package at pkgs.org, however this package was 0.6.1a. To keep a story short, it worked but I don't think the minor version difference could have made the difference.

Anyways, what is it that the package does that I was missing while trying to install it? I feel like something is happening that I am unaware of, and going through a couple SlackBuild scripts, it isn't apparent to me.

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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I believe that ndesk-dbus must have been installed to /usr/local/bin and ndesk-dbus-glib didn't look for it there.

You could have controlled this with --prefix /usr/bin during your configure.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by Vi3GameHkr View Post
'What do Slack Builds do?'

So I'm curious about something, mostly because I tried to install something and the only way that worked for me was using a slack build. Then thinking back to other things I've installed, they have all been slack builds, I have never successfully installed something from source on Slackware (and I am a little bit of a newbie, so it may be something stupid)<snip>
SlackBuilds is rather easy to understand. I'll refer you to the SlackBuilds_HOWTO. Once you understand that then you can get additional information from the FAQ.

'New tutorials for installing and configuring Slack ' is a thread for a great tutorial: http://genek.net/LinuxAdventures/ins...allation1.html by 2handband. I recommend that all should look at this new tutorial for Slackware. Great for everyone! Plus feedback to the author is welcomed and will allow improvement.

Just a few more useful links;


SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux





The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We Know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it."- Samuel Johnson
 
Old 01-03-2011, 09:46 AM   #4
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Thanks very much for the props, onebuck... and know that your suggestions amongst others made the tutorials much stronger than they otherwise would have been. I've got a new one on setting up printers using the GUI tools included in the default Slackware bundle that I expect to upload either tonight or tomorrow morning, and another on file permissions that's about half complete. I'll post it in the usual thread when they go up.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:10 AM   #5
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Thanks again, onebuck, I'll make sure I get a full nights worth of reading in before posting again lol.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 07:02 AM   #6
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Hi,

Your Welcome!

Bit more than a nights read.

But all links are good to have on hand for reference after a read.
 
  


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