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Old 07-18-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
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Compile from source

Hi all,

Is it possible to compile slackware from strach, just like what gentoo does?

Old 07-19-2004, 01:36 AM   #2
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That's what the source disks (3 and 4 with version 10) are for, in fact, there's a whole slack-build system with nice little build scripts in the same directories as the sources.

If you wanted to do it from scratch, you'd use a host system (another linux distro installed, or even a live distro such as knoppix) to begin with, and compile from the basic setup to gcc and up... Very much like linux from scratch.

However, there's no "emerge" type system that does everything automagically like in gentoo.

Old 07-19-2004, 05:09 AM   #3
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Thank, Shade.

One more thing to ask:
Is there any tutorial/HOWTO for compilation of slackware source code from scratch?
I cannot search any relevant from google.

Old 07-19-2004, 05:51 AM   #4
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Iīve been looking for a guide too, havenīt found anything yet though. Would be great to compile slackware for i686 and change some settings in the default kernels + make new cd1-2 images. The only problem would be that packages would turn into i486 ones when you upgrade them (if you use the official ones that is) Most of the packages should stay i686 though, provided that there isnīt a huge amount of security updates released.

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Old 07-19-2004, 10:06 AM   #5
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It is slightly out of date but you might do a google search for "Slackintosh". It was a PPC distro using recompiled slackware. It is a little out of date and no longer supported by it's originator but it might give you some direction.


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