[Slackbuilds-users] hope this isn't a stupid question

Richard Ellis rellis at dp100.com
Wed Apr 8 14:01:44 UTC 2020

On Wed, Apr 08, 2020 at 09:43:27AM -0400, Glenn Becker wrote:
>And I was wondering ...  if I ran slack-current as my main system, but 
>ran slack-stable in a VM, could I use the latter to work on my 

Yes.  The VM is essentially a second, independnent, machine.

I do this myself when I update my Slackbuilds to verify that they work 
in a plain Slackware install.  Whip up a VM (VirtualBox), install 14.2 
with "install all", then verify that the script builds and runs.  That 
way I can verify that they work in a plain Slackware install with 
nothing else added, and I can verify exactly what other dependencies 
they *really* need.

I have enough slackbuilds installed on my regular system that it would 
be easy to miss a dependency because I'd already installed that package 
for some other reason.

You can still do the main work on your regular system (where all your 
config and editor choices will already be available and setup to your 
liking) then test in the 'plain vanilla Slackware' VM at the end to 
verify that no problems exist.

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