[Slackbuilds-users] Slackbuild helper script

Karel Venken k.venken at online.be
Sat Feb 21 13:26:15 UTC 2015


You somewhat mentioned it,...

A few years ago, when I started with Slackware, I followed the same 
path. I have written my own script, which I am still using. Same idea, 
make it with the minimum amount of requirements, as a simple bash 
script. I especially wanted this script to do all the work for me. Like 

# getpkgs -gr vlc

wait somewhat, have a coffee and that's it... You have everything (vlc 
in the example) running - dependencies added as well. As expected, my 
script often fails (read the slackbuilds.org FAQ carefully ;-) for why) 
but I never felt the need to fix these cases, so it has its problems.

However if you - or anyone else - wants to give it a look, use it, copy 
it, let me know... (it's around 24k size)


Enguerrand de Rochefort 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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