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Old 07-15-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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Slackware specific tools and package sets?


Hello.
Just thought if anyone knew of some projects (or tools) specifically put together for slackware -- things which are not available through the official slackware packages, and slackbuilds.org.

Some things i know;
sbopkg
msb (mate slackbuilds)
Dropline GNOME (gnome slackbuilds)
slackpkg+

Are there many other projects like msb for large package sets?
Mostly out of curiosity. Slackware specific tools would be great to know also. Thanks.
 
Old 07-15-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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http://www.src2pkg.net/ - src2pkg
http://software.jaos.org/ - slapt-get, gslapt, slapt, and several other tools

That's some I know of.
 
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:11 AM   #3
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http://rg3.github.io/slackroll
http://slkbuild.sourceforge.net/
 
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:23 AM   #4
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You could also add the Salix repositories (14.1 i486 / 14.1 x86_64) as a large source of packages that will run on Slackware. While you are at it you could add AlienBOB's general package repository along with Ktown and multilib.

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
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http://spkg.megous.com

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:40 AM   #6
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https://idlemoor.github.io/slackrepo/
 
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:24 AM   #7
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That one is not Slackware specific (which is what the OP asked for) but I agree it deserves a mention nonetheless. I suspect it is more widely used by the Slackware community than on other distros.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 02:18 AM   #8
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Hello,

compat32pkg
multilibpkg
mk-slack64-multilib

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SeB
 
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:20 AM   #9
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http://rlworkman.net/

Almost forgot Robby's website and repository also.
 
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:31 AM   #11
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Ok, shameless self promotion but here are a couple of "Slackware specific tools", albeit they are very minor, trivial things, not really in the same league as most of the stuff mentioned thus far.
  • getupdates: A script that fetches updates for official packages you have installed. The core of what most people use slackpkg for. The upside is, that is all it does! It just fetches them, you still need to use upgradepkg to upgrade (UNIX philosophy and all that). Since it is simple there are no options to learn and fetching is done as your regular user.
  • fmakepkg: An alternative (Fake) makepkg. It is able to make packages with root owned files even when run as a regular user. Greatly simplified compared with the original and only works non-interactively.

I suspect that the vast majority of Slackware users would have zero interest in either of these but hey, you never know.
 
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:17 PM   #12
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Thanks for the replies! Lots of things to check out.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #13
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You can also find a lot a good stuff looking at the Slackware contributor / developer pages. Many are dormant and or discontinued but still worth a look.

http://www.slackware.com/~alien
http://www.slackware.com/~rworkman
http://www.slackware.com/~mozes
http://www.slackware.com/~mrgoblin
http://www.slackware.com/~vbatts
http://www.slackware.com/~david/zuul

Please inform if I forgot any!

Additionally I didn't see any mention cinnamon or trinity:

https://github.com/willysr/csb
http://git.trinitydesktop.org/cgit/scripts/tree <- http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5073526

Edit: CSB was mentioned

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:37 PM   #14
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rpm2tgz.

I actually used that once to install Real Player, so I could listen to old time radio from this site. It worked perfectly.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 08:21 PM   #15
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rpm2tgz.

I actually used that once to install Real Player, so I could listen to old time radio from this site. It worked perfectly.
This is actually part of Slackware.

Eric
 
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