[Slackbuilds-users] Rebuilding packages on new host

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Fri Aug 2 22:49:40 UTC 2019

On my current 32-bit desktop there are 331 installed SBo packages. The
replacement 64-bit desktop has only 200 installed SBo packages (some of
which are not on the old desktop).

I've been using sbopkg to update installed packages on the new desktop and
just installed and read about sbotools and sboui. All three appear to me to
work with the SBo repo (including the local copy), but not with to-be
recompiled packages in the /opt/slackbuilds/ directory tree copied to the
new host.

When packages are upgraded using sbopkg they do not update the build script
or source tarball in /opt/slackbuilds/. I ask for suggestions on the most
efficient way to go through the package directories here, download the
current tarballs and build scripts, and build those that are not yet
installed on the new desktop.

Resolving dependencies (which sbotools appears to do) would be _really_
helpful if it would work on what's in the local directories (not the SBo
synchronized tree).

Thanks in advance,


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