[Slackbuilds-users] Why does this Slackbuild fails

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Wed Nov 6 18:12:58 UTC 2013

On 11/06/2013 08:58 AM, Nick Warne wrote:
> Niki Kovacs wrote, On 06/11/13 16:53:
>> Le 06/11/2013 15:28, Roelof Wobben a �crit :
>> > And I have build it on top of dropline gnome so I do not know if for
>> all the dependencies
>> > there are slackbuilds.
>> Roelof,
>> If I may drop in my two cents. On a difficulty scale from 1 to 10 for
>> building Slackware packages, Cinnamon is roughly somewhere between 9.5
>> and 10 (if not 27.5 :oD). This is far from being a trivial task.
>> As far as I'm concerned, I've built complete desktops like Xfce (3.x,
>> 4.x), GNOME 2.x and KDE 4.x from source, and I'm wading every day
>> through shitloads of SlackBuild scripts. And I simply cringe at the task
>> of adapting Cinnamon for Slackware.
>> Take this as an advice not to spoil too many sunny afternoons. If I
>> wanted to use Cinnamon, I'd simply install Linux Mint and be happy
>> with it.
>> Cheers,
>> Niki
> And to stick my oar in, I agree with Niki - one reason I use Slack is so
> that I can have a fast machine to do the usual stuff quickly, not for
> eye candy gymnastics.
> But having said that, maybe some users of Slack would like it, so don't
> give up if this is what you want.  But only others interested in using
> it would be able to help to debug.
> Nick

Same here.  If a WM/DE doesn't ship with Slackware, the hell with it.
There's too much else I need to get done on my box.

That said...everybody needs a hobby....


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