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elvis4526 11-07-2012 06:08 PM

I had an Idea.
I see a lot of people that maintain alone a repository of their slackware packages or slackbuilds. Why not centralize all of this in a single place? I did a new project on google code, this provide a way to manage the files with git and it provides a way to just "upload" things and they can be downloaded after really easily after in the "Downloads" tab.

As a bonus, it provides us a bug tracker, that can be used to track outdated packages, packaging bugs, etc...

By default, we would have 4gb of space, but like, ALL the entire slackware package set is 2gb. So it's quite enough IMO.

I would give commit access to everyone that is currently maintaining a package repository and/or anyone that seems to be a known user here, on LQ.

Please, if your interested in this project, tell me what you think.
I'd like to know too if it's not a really good idea.

Thanks !

TommyC7 11-07-2012 06:56 PM

I too use my own SlackBuild scripts, but one place where some SlackBuilds are centralized is

elvis4526 11-07-2012 07:32 PM

I know about, but they does not distribute binary packages.

willysr 11-07-2012 08:30 PM

yes, they only provide you with the script to build the binary packages
it has a big advantage since you can use the same script to build the binaries on every machine, customized to what you have on your system

tronayne 11-08-2012 08:49 AM

I can think of one downside: I build a lot of packages from (like 85) but I insist that add-on software be installed in the /usr/local tree (bin, etc, lib64, ...) when it's libraries or applications and in /opt if it qualifies as something similar to FreeCAD, GMT, and the like. I try to keep distribution software; i.e., what comes on the DVD, uh, pristine might be the word.

Too, I have a thing about building from source on the platform (yeah, I know it really doesn't matter, binaries work just fine, but I like to optimize for the hardware just because).

So, I'm weird -- that's what FOSS is all about, eh?

dugan 11-08-2012 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by elvis4526 (Post 4824581)
Please, if your interested in this project, tell me what you think. I'd like to know too if it's not a really good idea.

If you're also checking the build scripts into git and making them available along with the packages then I don't see the problem. This is a perfectly good way to share your own scripts and packages.

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