[Slackbuilds-users] Is it worthwhile for a ports like package manager for Slackware

Jheengut Pritvi z.coldplayer at gmail.com
Sun Feb 18 09:52:44 UTC 2018

On 16 February 2018 at 12:29, Jheengut Pritvi <z.coldplayer at gmail.com> wrote:

> The big question:::
> Is it worthwhile for a ports/portage/pacman like package manager for
> Slackware that manages both binary and source packages?
> It could be tool on top of pkgtool and sbopkg.

On 18 February 2018 at 11:37, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/18/18, Jheengut Pritvi <z.coldplayer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But pkgsrc does not use the slackbuilds.org Slackbuilds to build packages.

> Have you looked at sbotools? It's at least somewhat similar to
> ports/pkgsrc (or anyway it's been described to me that way, I haven't
> actually used it).

Sbotools provide a big overhead in providing dependency resolution in
the form of  handling of requirements from a slackbuild’s .info file,

I am looking forward for something that can manage packages from both
Slackware and slackbuilds.org.
Slackpkg+ deals with multiple online/offline repositories.

Slax used to build a Live ISO from Slackbuilds from the Slackware Source repo.

In the long run, I am projecting to alleviate between building
packages from scratch like gentoo for an optimized built for my
for testing purposes.

> If you google for Slackware + pkgsrc, you probably will find an ancient
> set of directions that you should *not* follow (it involves replacing
> most of the OS with pkgsrc equivalents, and "rm -rf /var/log/packages"
> is one of the steps in the procedure...)

I tried it along time back and still not fancy it that much.

My supposition  is the ability to manage packages from a singular
command from maybe multiple binary repo and source repo.

Slackware is meant to be installed as a whole.
What if you want the simplicity of Slackware and the ability to
install a small base along with with a few other packages and optimize
it with reduced dependencies for new packages. This is a lot to ask,
other distro offer some of these options but gives you too much
overhead and headache.

The answer might lie in using something else, I am unable to put it in words,..

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