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Old 09-07-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Building Slackware packages

Hi Everyone.First of all i,m a newbie to linux.kinda?i've downloaded several linux distro's and played around with them.i finally found the one i like.which is Slackware 10.2 now i'm trying to add packages that don't come with it like ethereal,clamav,etherape,bing and a couple other it possilbe to install these packages with pkgtool.or do i have to build them myself.and if so how do i get started.i'm trying to learn how this is done so that i can better my knowlegde of linux.and build it the way i like my system. thanks in advance
Old 09-07-2006, 06:10 AM   #2
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creating a package from source:

download the source code
do the stuff needed (generally like this):
(note : do not do make isntall)

then you do:
and then there should be a new file (somename.tgz) in the directory wich you can installpkg

creating from rpm:

simple.. just use:
rpm2tgz packagename.rpm
and installpkg the resulting packagename.tgz

Last edited by Youri; 09-07-2006 at 06:11 AM.
Old 09-07-2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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Check out, it has software packages already built from source that you can install on a Slackware box. I found packages for ethereal and clamav.
Old 09-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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true but i prefer compiling new ones myself. realy adds to performance ifya configure it right


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