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Old 09-07-2009, 04:21 AM   #31
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I tried it out today and it worked quite well for me. I built gnucash with it because it has 20 dependencies and I would therefore get to test out the queue. The first dependency wasnt in the repository, it had been updated and moved. I wound up manually installing that with a slack build but the rest of them worked. I had to update the slackbuild to the right version and it went through.

Great job contributors.
Old 09-07-2009, 09:10 AM   #32
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sbopkg is a great tool, makes managing software easier on slackware.

I have to remind myself to edit the slackbuild scripts for some custom options. But it's not too way off from the actual process of installing by source (you have to unrar the source, check the configure options, manually include it in the script etc etc). It's normal though, just the way the scripts are meant to operate, installing using default or pre-selected options.

A few suggestions for sbopkg :

- include an option to uninstall packages in the "List installed packages" section. That should make sbopkg complete in a sense, just like the ability to restore sets in a backup application.

- include an option to rename scripts which have been edited, saving in another location other than the default (1 copy of local). I just have to remember the name of the script and don't have to go through diff. Package tag similar to the name of the edited script would be added bonus.

Overall, it's an awesome utility. I'm using it now!
Old 09-07-2009, 10:30 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by agentdcooper View Post
NOW though, everything is sooo easy = added the "export ARCH=${ARCH:-x86_64}" to /etc/sbopkg/sbopkg.conf, and everything has been a breeze. just wanted put in my .02 cents =)
IIRC, you don't need to do that with the latest version. It actually checks uname to see if you are running a 64bit kernel. If so it will automatically change your build arch.
Old 09-07-2009, 10:57 AM   #34
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Love it, makes things very simple. I was having problems getting LMMS to build and was referred to slackbuilds by another user on these forums. Since then I've used it for countless other programs, and as long as I pay attention to the listed dependencies, I never have a problem using the scripts.
Old 09-08-2009, 01:30 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Lufbery View Post
I think Sbopkg is the bee's knees. I wrote about it for last year and Chess has improved the program remarkably since then.
I read your review of sbopkg; and I have been using it ever since. The fact that you can setup a build queue and have sbopkg compile all the packages one after the other is a great time saver. It also comes in handy to check for updates for my slack-builds.

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Old 09-08-2009, 01:53 AM   #36
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I actually only started using it with the release of 13.0, but my first thought was why I was just now using it. It's an absolute time saver.


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