[Slackbuilds-users] Cannot Install PlayOnLinux

johny why johnywhy at gmail.com
Fri May 1 21:55:08 UTC 2015

Many thanks, Willy S.R. and King B. I got my answer:

"makepkg is a script. Get it here and put it in /sbin (you do have it)."


SlackBuilds said: "Package successfully created". I was then able to
install the package. Great!

But, new issue: i ran playonlinux.SlackBuild a second time, just for
giggles. I got:

tar: /root/PlayOnLinux_4.2.5.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

why is SlackBuild now looking for the source file in /root, instead of
in it's own directory?

ps, sorry if this breaks the thread, i'm replying to the digest version.

On 5/1/15, slackbuilds-users-request at slackbuilds.org
<slackbuilds-users-request at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 01 May 2015 09:46:24 +0700
> From: Willy Sudiarto Raharjo <willysr at slackbuilds.org>
> Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] Cannot Install PlayOnLinux
> I don't use xSlacko, but can you check if there's pkgtool in your list
> of packages?

> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 23:07:07 -0700
> From: King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com>
> 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.
> 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

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