[Slackbuilds-users] Slackbuild helper script

Enguerrand de Rochefort slackbuilds at rochefort.de
Sat Feb 21 01:20:23 UTC 2015

Hi Miguel, hi Ryan

just had a look at sbopkg... that looks like a serious piece of work. My approach is a lot more "minimalistic" I guess...

I gather there is probably no real benefit from yet another tool (although I personally will probably stick to it, just for the fun of developing it, plus it's always easier to "fiddle" with self-written code.)

I will take a look at the ones you mentioned though, and compare. I like the idea of making it a slackbuild. If at some point it gets mature enough and provides added value compared to what's already available I'll certainly do that.

If other tools are known that where not mentioned so far please continue throwing the names at me so I can get a complete picture...

One thought I am getting while I am writing this is that such a list should actually be added to the FAQ. (Can't imagine this isn't a frequently asked question...)

On 21.02.2015 01:42, Ryan P.C. McQuen wrote:
> On 2/20/15, Miguel De Anda <miguel at thedeanda.com> wrote:
>> did you check out http://www.sbopkg.org/ ? it sounds kind of similar. maybe
>> join forces to create a super sbopkg script!
> There is also:
> sqg, sbotools, and slpkg
> And probably a few more I have forgotten.
> sbotools and slpkg are available on SBo itself (is this an Inception thing? ha).
> I'd say why not have your tool installable via a SlackBuild?
>> On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 4:27 PM, Enguerrand de Rochefort <
>> slackbuilds at rochefort.de> wrote:
>>> 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...
>>> Cheers
>>> Enguerrand
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