[Slackbuilds-users] Slackbuild helper script
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
> 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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