[Slackbuilds-users] for testing - 'sbopkg' tool
chess at chessgriffin.com
Mon Mar 24 10:22:44 EDT 2008
For reasons due to personal itch scratching, I've been working on a
little tool called 'sbopkg' to interact with a local copy of the SBo
mirror. It can be used via cli only or with a dialog interface similar
to that seen in other Slackware tools. Sbopkg will allow the user to
rsync and browse a local copy of the SBo repository, read the SBo
ChangeLog, and view the README, SlackBuild, .info, and slack-desc files
for each package. Sbopkg will also allow the user to select packages to
build and it will download the source code, check the md5sum, and build
a Slackware package.
I have been testing it myself for awhile now and it's been working ok,
though YMMV. Anyway, I just uploaded the code and created a version
0.0.1 tarball and noarch package for folks to check out. There are two
man pages that are installed which should explain most of the features.
There's still lots to do on this tool, as well as some needed
improvements -- especially on the package building part -- and fixes
that I plan to work on, so my TODO list is growing.
Ideas/suggestions/patches are welcomed. :-) I'm also in #slackbuilds
and ##slackware (nick _chess_ or cng) if you want to chat about it.
You can read more about sbopkg, check out the fancy screenshots, and
download the tarball or noarch package here:
Finally, although I spent many hours pouring over scripts written by
Patrick, Eric Hameleers, PiterPunk, and many others, in an attempt to
discern the Way of Scripting, I doubt I was entirely successful.
Therefore, all errors and omissions, while unintentional, are purely my
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