[Slackbuilds-users] Community Challenge! Help fix the last few SlackBuilds for 14.2

Aaron Cohen acohen36 at linuxquestions.net
Sat Jun 18 22:55:50 UTC 2016

What's the current status on having Slackbuilds available and working for 
the impending Slackware 14.2 release and even for current pre-14.2 builds?

Read through the latest Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for x86 (32-bit) at 
http://www.slackware.com/changelog/current.php?cpu=i386 and already downloaded 
and installed one of the latest pre-14.2 builds from 

The SlackBuild Usage HOWTO at https://slackbuilds.org/howto/ still declares  
"All of our scripts are written for usage on the latest stable release of Slackware"

And there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get to updated Slackbuild repositories 
other than from 

Last definitive post on this thread here was 
dated over half-a-month ago as follows:

David Spencer baildon.research at googlemail.com wrote on Sun May 29 23:23:14 UTC 2016:
> Hey folks!
> So here we all are, waiting for the release of Slackware 14.2. It's
> looking good, but nobody knows when it will be good enough for Patrick
> :)
> Meanwhile, work is continuing to get SlackBuilds.org ready for the new 
> release. According to Willy there have been 2373 commits in the SBo
> git repo since submissions were closed.  That's about one commit every
> 1hour 20min. You can see Willy's list here:
> http://pastebin.com/S63pPStU
> At this time there are only a few packages that fail to build, and all
> the git commiters are getting a bit tired, so we would like to
> challenge the community to help fix the last few problems.  Your
> reward will be a nice Thank You in the git repo :D
> Here are the first four ... if you can fix them, there will be some more later!

Are there any guarantees that Slackbuilds in the abovelisted 14.1 repos will 
or even will NOT function properly using one of the latest pre-14.2 builds??

TY for any pointers here :-)


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