[Slackbuilds-users] Virtualization and package building

Petar Petrov slackalaxy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 18:39:06 UTC 2015

Hi Niki,

i have virtual machines with clean installations of Slackware 14.1 x86 and
x86_64. I have had trouble with building certain packages in the past,
probably because I tweaked the VM settings without a good understanding of
what I was doing. Therefore, I made this post in my humble blog, where I
list my VM settings for (my own) future reference:




2015-12-02 19:21 GMT+02:00 Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>:

> Hi,
> I have to build packages for Slackware 14.0 and 14.1 as well as the
> upcoming 14.2, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture and different
> scenarios: server vs. desktop.
> Until april 2015 I built everything in a series of VirtualBox guests on
> my main workstation, which worked quite well most of the time. I vaguely
> remember having had trouble with one or two packages, but don't recall
> exactly which one.
> Since this date I've setup a dedicated package build host on a rather
> modest hardware (AMD dual core processor, meh), and with a quite
> bone-headed setup. No virtualization here, only a good old multiboot
> with a hard disk partitioned to death: 15 partitions with a shared swap
> and a maximum of 14 different systems, currently 8 in use. I reckon this
> is a rather unusual way of doing things, but 1) KISS 2) works perfectly.
> Last week I bought a thick book about Linux & Virtualization, and before
> diving head first into all this stuff, I have a general question out of
> curiosity. I guess most of you build your stuff in virtual guests
> (correct me if I'm wrong). What kind of virtualization do you use for
> this? KVM + qemu seems to be great for servers, but is it apt for
> setting up a desktop stuff and building graphical applications (Scribus,
> VLC, whatever)?
> I think I'll read the book differently if I already have a vague sense
> of where I'm heading.
> Cheers,
> Niki
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