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Old 05-05-2008, 08:44 AM   #1
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Smile src2pkg question


Hi gnashley,

Forgive a foolish question. Is your version of src2pkg (1.9.5) 12.1 ready?
Thank you:-)
 
Old 05-05-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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i just use Slackware's very own makepkg providing the source code supports DESTDIR, what i do is make a directory named pkg as /tmp/pkg then when "make" sucessfully builds the source i run make install DESTDIR=/tmp/pkg then with the terminal i cd to /tmp/pkg and run makepkg /tmp/pkg/package_name.tgz

always keep /tmp/pkg completely empty after you make your package (store the package somewhere else) or the previous package will be bundled with the next package you make...

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Old 05-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #3
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i just use Slackware's very own makepkg providing the source code supports DESTDIR, what i do is make a directory named pkg as /tmp/pkg then when "make" sucessfully builds the source i run make install DESTDIR=/tmp/pkg then with the terminal i cd to /tmp/pkg and run makepkg /tmp/pkg/package_name.tgz

always keep /tmp/pkg completely empty after you make your package (store the package somewhere else) or the previous package will be bundled with the next package you make...
Thanks for the reply. I do know how to compile from source. I'm curious about gnashley's utility as it creates nice Slackware packages.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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Hello, hitest. Congrats! I've let your question goad me into finally uploading the latest sr2pkg which has been quite awhile in the making.
More directly to your question, yes src2pkg-1.9.5 will work okay with Slack-12.1. However, the new version includes a great number of improvements -both small and large. It has gone through a very long testing period here on my systems, but I've only released a pre-release version to a couple of contributors.
I'd be pleased to have you be the first to try the new version. If you are installing fresh to Slack-12.1, just install the src2pkg-1.9.6-noarch-3.tgz package from here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...6-noarch-3.tgz

Then run 'src2pkg --setup' as user 'root'. Then it should be ready to use. This new version is designed so that you won't have to re-run 'src2pkg --setup' when upgrading to a later version -at least until further notice. This command now creates and installs a separate package which contains the binaries and libs used by src2pkg -this means they remain installed when upgrading src2pkg itself. Upgrading these progs (the package is named 'src2pkg-helpers') should rarely be necessary and I'll always notify you when it is. I've added several programs from the coreutils package to the src2pkg-helpers installation which I think will eliminate any possible problems associated with later glibc versions.

I'm going to post a separate announcement of the new version which will contain some other useful information.

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #5
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I've tried it on the latest Xmoto version, which wouldn't compile with a SlackBuild script. With src2pkg it went fine.
It's the only experience I have with src2pkg so far on SW 12.1 though, haven't used it on anything else (all the rest is compiled and installed through SlackBuild scripts from SlackBuilds.org).

EDIT:
I hadn't read Gnashley's posting when I posted mine.
Thanks Gnashley, scr2pkg rocks!

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #6
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Src2Pkg is the BEST. Thanks Gnashley.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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hmm. src2pkg sounds interesting, i may just have to give it a spin.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:47 AM   #8
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Hello, hitest. Congrats! I've let your question goad me into finally uploading the latest sr2pkg which has been quite awhile in the making.
More directly to your question, yes src2pkg-1.9.5 will work okay with Slack-12.1. However, the new version includes a great number of improvements -both small and large. It has gone through a very long testing period here on my systems, but I've only released a pre-release version to a couple of contributors.
I'd be pleased to have you be the first to try the new version. If you are installing fresh to Slack-12.1, just install the src2pkg-1.9.6-noarch-3.tgz package from here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...6-noarch-3.tgz

Then run 'src2pkg --setup' as user 'root'. Then it should be ready to use. This new version is designed so that you won't have to re-run 'src2pkg --setup' when upgrading to a later version -at least until further notice. This command now creates and installs a separate package which contains the binaries and libs used by src2pkg -this means they remain installed when upgrading src2pkg itself. Upgrading these progs (the package is named 'src2pkg-helpers') should rarely be necessary and I'll always notify you when it is. I've added several programs from the coreutils package to the src2pkg-helpers installation which I think will eliminate any possible problems associated with later glibc versions.

I'm going to post a separate announcement of the new version which will contain some other useful information.
Thank you, gnashley:-) I've got two clean installs of Slackware 12.1 at home that I will use your latest src2pkg on:-) I'll report back tonight on how it goes after I return from work.
Heh-heh, I'm glad my annoying post encouraged you to let us use your latest software.
Thanks again for all of the great work you do with supporting the Slackware community:-)

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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Hi gnashley:-)

Thanks for uploading your new src2pkg today. Installed src2pkg-1.9.6 on my Slackware 12.1 boxes; it works very well indeed:-)

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