[Slackdocs] Package management section

Nocturnal Slacker nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 23 22:52:05 CEST 2012

I would suggest that you also include something pertinent about 
Slackware's actual native package management tools - pkgtools and 
slackpkg. It just seems to me that this should be included in any 
informational article about Slackware package management.

Just thinking out loud...

~V. T. Eric Layton, Nocturnal Slacker

On 08/23/2012 04:16 PM, Eric Hameleers wrote:
> Op 23-8-2012 21:55, Doogster schreef:
>> I propose that the TOC includes a "package management" subsection. And
>> yes, I'm volunteering to write it.
>> Slackware badly needs a package management HOWTO. The main reason
>> people give for not trying Slackware is that they think you install
>> everything with ./configure; make; make install or that building
>> Slackware packages is as involved as building .deb and .rpm packages.
>> Of course, everyone on this list knows that with the resources
>> available today, the Slackware package management workflow is one
>> actually one of the more efficient ones.
>> I would begin by describing how to install kdenlive from an sbopkg queue.
>> That would be followed up by a screen recording of sbopkg's menus in
>> action. I would simply upload the video to vimeo and embed it in the
>> wiki page (the wiki supports that, right?) because vimeo has good
>> HTML5 video support.
>> That would be followed by a link to SlackBuilds.org (particularly its
>> already excellent howto). And a screen recording of how to install a
>> package from SBo.
>> That would be followed by link to src2pkg and a brief description of
>> how to use it.
>> Finally, there would be a simplified description of how to build a
>> simple Slackware package with makepkg. For example, a package for a
>> font.
> I would really love to read articles about Slackware's package
> management. This is one of the examples where Slackware differs from
> other distros and it is hard to explain to non-Slackware users what
> the benefits are compared to RPM , DEB or YAST.
> Please start a page under the howtos: namespace and depending on what
> direction you take it, we could decide later on to move it to the
> slackware: namespace, or chop it up into multiple HOWTOs or create a
> new namespace for this topic.
> Eric
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