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LXer 10-02-2008 08:10 AM

LXer: Sbopkg provides seamless package repository integration for Slackware
 
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No Linux distribution can bundle every package that users might want, so most distros host software repositories from which users can download and install additional applications. Since 2006 Slackbuilds.org has served as a high-quality repository for Slackware users, but using it requires several steps and switching between a Web browser and a virtual terminal. Sbopkg is a new ncurses-based utility that helps users build packages from SlackBuilds.org and seamlessly integrates the repository with the operating system. Slackbuilds.org is closest thing available to an official Slackware repository. It is administered by people on the Slackware development team and recommended by Slackware's maintainer, Patrick Volkerding, in the Slackware release notes. Sbopkg automates and streamlines the process of working with Slackbuilds.org to build packages.

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