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Old 04-13-2002, 12:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can I automate the tar, ./configure, make, and make install of about 50 packages?

I decided I wanted to try Gnome for once, so I went to, and noticed a lack of Binaries. What a shock! So, I went to the source section, and there were about 100 source downloads. So, I downloaded them all. And what does it want me to do? tar xvfz, ./configure, make, and make install ALL THE PACKAGES to the same --prefix. I have a PII233, and that would take me all day to sit there are watch. Can I automate this process?
Old 04-13-2002, 02:35 AM   #2
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You could do a bash script to automate it, but if one package chokes then the whole install will stop untill you return and sort out the problem package.
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If you'd like just to try GNOME, maybe it'll be better to get it from Slackware ftp, already compiled. GNOME 1.4 is available in slackware-current.


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