[Slackbuilds-users] Cannot Install PlayOnLinux

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Fri May 1 06:07:07 UTC 2015

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, johny why <johnywhy at gmail.com> wrote:

> hi
> total noob.
> tried to compile PlayOnLinux_4.2.5.tar.gz, using:
> playonlinux.SlackBuild
> I got 'no such file or directory' on: "/sbin/makepkg".
> i noticed there is no /sbin directory, which might explain the error.
> i changed 'sbin' to 'bin' in the maker script, and same error. So it's
> missing makepkg.....
> what am i doing wrong?
> running xSlacko, based on Slacko, a Slackware-based Puppy Linux
> http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Puppy53
> http://slacko.01micko.com/download.html
> http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08342
> thx!

It's been awhile since I played with slacko and derivs, but I recall that
slacko puppy has its own package management system. slacko is "binary
compatible" with Slackware (as of whatever version it's based on), but that
does not mean you can make Slackware packages from source.

Thus, if you want to create a Slackware binary Package (tar.gz or tar.xz),
you need Slackware to create it from the Slackbuilds.org (SBo) scripts.
Then you can install that binary using the slacko package tools.  You

Or you can check out precompiled packages at slacky.eu or Salix, or several
other slackware binary repos.

Finally, the SBo scripts expect that you have:
1.  A full Slackware install - any compile dependencies not listed are
expected to be already installed by default.
2.  Slackware's package tools package
3.  The script needs to be run as the root user.

Have fun!

You! What PLANET is this!
    -- McCoy, "The City on the Edge of Forever", stardate 3134.0
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