[Slackbuilds-users] Slackbuild helper script

Enguerrand de Rochefort slackbuilds at rochefort.de
Sat Feb 21 00:27:44 UTC 2015

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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