[Slackbuilds-users] Howto for slackware tgz

Chris Abela kristofru at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 13:42:26 UTC 2022

See here:


You will find that as Slackware does not track dependencies, it is
resilient to most hacking possibilities.

As a tutorial, try to build a helloworld package.

On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 4:29 AM Jeremy Hansen <jebrhansen+SBo at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jan 10, 2022, 7:19 PM Beco via SlackBuilds-users <
> slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
>> Hello there, Slack users,
>> I just joined.
>> I hope you are all doing well, and that this list is still active.
>> I am migrating from Debian systemD. I tried Devuan as well. It is
>> difficult to change distros when you have many computers/notebooks and
>> you want them to share the same distro.
>> Some of my small scripts and programs need to adapt. It is not a big
>> deal, but I want them to keep organized. I think the best way is to
>> reorganize them within the parameters and directory structure of a
>> slackware package.
>> Please, what is a good updated detailed source of explanation about
>> the format and internals of a tgz tar-ball (package)?
>> Thanks and still in time, happy 2022.
> Welcome! They're pretty simple. The majority of it is simply extracted to
> the root filesystem and is stored with the exact layout it is expected to
> have on the root filesystem.
> Where it differs is the install/ directory. This houses the files for the
> Slackware package manager. The two most common are slack-desc and
> doinst.sh. The former is used as the information displayed by Slackware's
> package manager during installation and maintenance. The latter is an
> optional file that is run immediately after the package is installed. You
> can see SBo's templates for both at the below address.
> Good luck,
> Jeremy
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