[Slackbuilds-users] Checking Dependencies

Wade Nelson hollywoodb at fastmail.fm
Sat Feb 24 14:37:51 UTC 2007

On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:21:17 -0800 (PST), "Rich Shepard"
<rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> said:
> On Fri, 23 Feb 2007, Lehman Black wrote:
> > You may want to take a look at Arch Linux <http://archlinux.org>. Its
> > package manager handles dependancies, and has a SlackBuild like build
> > system<http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ABS>that may be closer to what
> > you're looking for. The distro is similar to Slackware and I hear it's
> > insanely fast.
>    I've read nice things, too, about Arch. However, I'm not about to
>    trash my
> main server/workstation to accommodate something that might be nice, but
> is
> not necessary.
>    If I can get all the dependencies for gnucash to build, then get
>    gnucash
> working, that's all I'm looking for.
>    Right now it's trying to find the libgnomeprintui that will build. The
> darned things have one name for the package, but then something else
> looks
> in pkgconfig under a different name. It's really a mess.
> Rich
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Don't forget that some projects (GWare) have "unobtrusive" Gnome
packages ready for Slackware... and GWare in particular properly makes
all their sources available, including SlackBuilds.  They don't have
packages/scripts for 11.0, and it looks to me like their stuff is still
Gnome 2.12, but perhaps you could look at some of their scripts for help
getting things to build.  I'm of the understanding that Gnome and its
libs can sometimes be problematic.

Again, there's no dependency checking, so it may be a slippery
dependency slope getting things to build, but GWare or one of the other
Gnome projects' scripts might be worth looking at.


According to FreeRock's website, their SlackBuilds are this archive (I
haven't checked it):

Dropline's stuff is here, I haven't checked it either, but their website
says that their "build system" and buildscripts are available:

Hope this helps, or at least gets you started.

Wade Nelson
hollywoodb at fastmail.fm

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