[Slackbuilds-users] Slackbuild helper script
Enguerrand de Rochefort
slackbuilds at rochefort.de
Sat Feb 21 14:20:53 UTC 2015
I guess that this is a very typical path for somebody new to slackware. If you decide to use Slackware, chances are you actually want to do things yourself. Part of me expected that I'd get the type of answers I got, it was no big surprise to learn that there are other solutions in place.
At the same time it felt strange to benefit from the great things this community is producing and not letting people know that there is something I created and that I'd be willing to share.
I'd definitely be interested to take a look at everything that's available - including your script - and possibly do some cherry-picking to incorporate stuff into my own solution.
On 21.02.2015 14:26, Karel Venken wrote:
> You somewhat mentioned it,...
> A few years ago, when I started with Slackware, I followed the same path. I have written my own script, which I am still using. Same idea, make it with the minimum amount of requirements, as a simple bash script. I especially wanted this script to do all the work for me. Like this,...
> # getpkgs -gr vlc
> wait somewhat, have a coffee and that's it... You have everything (vlc in the example) running - dependencies added as well. As expected, my script often fails (read the slackbuilds.org FAQ carefully ;-) for why) but I never felt the need to fix these cases, so it has its problems.
> However if you - or anyone else - wants to give it a look, use it, copy it, let me know... (it's around 24k size)
> Enguerrand de Rochefort wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm using Slackbuilds for a month or so by now, and I am pretty impressed by how well they work. So I started to write a bash script to simplify / automate the build & install process a bit.
>> By now it has evolved into something which allows me to query, install and upgrade slackbuilds, do basic direct-dependency checking and md5sum checking and even automated inclusion of self written patches. The usage syntax is similar to slackpkg.
>> It's certainly far from being perfect and should be considered as a work in progress, but it works reasonably well at least on my system already.
>> The only dependencies are bash, wget, curl and obviously the build tools required for the Slackbuilds themselves.
>> I was wondering if this is something that would be of interest for the community or if everybody has their own solutions in place anyways. If there is interest please let me know and please also advise what would be the preferred way of sharing it, as it was not obvious to me from the Slackbuilds.org site FAQ how to contribute scripts that are not actual slackbuild scripts...
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