[Slackbuilds-users] Directory Structure Question

Chess Griffin chess at chessgriffin.com
Fri Dec 12 21:49:42 UTC 2008

* Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> [2008-12-12 13:33:08]:

>   I'm reading the docs on how to write a SlackBuild script and I am
>   puzzled by statements on the directory structure page. The
>   implication is that the source for all contents of the
>   distribution cdrom disks need to be installed on the hard drive in
>   order to build a package for an application not included in the
>   distribution. Is this true? If so, why?
>   Having the kernel source available makes sense to me, but the
>   source for everything doesn't make the same sense.
>   Please clarify.
> Thanks,
> Rich

What page are you reading?  Is this something on the slackbuilds.org
site?  You do not need to have the sources off the entire Slackware
tree on your system in order to build packages from the scripts at
SlackBuilds.org.  A full /binary/ installation of Slackware is
recommended (i.e. a 'full install' from the DVD or CD) but, other than
kernel modules, I am not aware of anything in the SBo repository that
requires any other sources (other than the source of the software you
are building and its dependencies, of course).

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