To install our slackbuilds we have an application to help the process.
To make the process a little simpler we have an application to download, build and install packages: sepkg. It supports queue files, and will even download the queues from our server if needed.
You will need around 12GB of free space to build all the packages in a full install.
1) Preinstallation Tasks
- Install JDK or OpenJDK. AlienBob has packages here: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/openjdk/ This is for portmidi. You may need to log out and in again after installing jdk.
- Create Avahi user and group (for 14.2 onward):
groupadd -g 214 avahi
useradd -u 214 -g 214 -c “Avahi” -d /dev/null -s /bin/false avahi
Install fltk (for audio/yoshimi) from extra.
2) Preparing Sepkg
First you need to grab the latest versions and install it with installpkg:
# installpkg sepkg-VERSION-noarch-TAG.txz
Next step is to check that it is pointing at the right branch.
Edit /etc/sepkg/sepkg.conf and change SWVERSION to also reflect your Slackware version.
Once that is done we need to fetch the latest file lists from our servers using the -u flag.
You should now be able to build/install packages.
We have three main categories of applications: audio, video and photo. They are maintained by queue files. There is also a 'full' queue.
If you want a certain category - say audio - then you can use sepkg to download and build/install all the audio applications with the -q flag:
sepkg -q audio
That's it. Now start using your apps.
- Originally written by dive