Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

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Introduction

There are a few ways of installing studioware applications. We have both pre-built packages and slackbuild scripts that create packages from source.

To make the process a little simpler we have two applications to download and install them: studiopkg for packages, and sepkg for building from slackbuilds. They both support queue files, and will even download the queues from our server if needed.

1) Preparing Studiopkg and Sepkg

First you need to grab the latest versions and install them with installpkg:

http://studioware.org/studiopkg
http://studioware.org/sepkg

# installpkg studiopkg-VERSION-noarch-TAG.txz
# installpkg sepkg-VERSION-noarch-TAG.txz

Next step is to check that they are both pointing at the right branch.

Edit /etc/studiopkg/studiopkg.conf and change SWVERSION to reflect your Slackware version - eg:

SWVERSION=14.1

The ARCH is worked out automatically.

You can also set CHECKGPG=ON or OFF for your needs. We recommend ON.

Edit /etc/sepkg/sepkg.conf and change SWVERSION to also reflect your Slackware version.

Once that is done they need to fetch the latest file lists from our servers using the -u flag. Additionally studiopkg needs to import our gpg key:

studiopkg gpg
studiopkg -u
sepkg -u

You should now be able to build/install packages.

2) Installation

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 either studiopkg or sepkg to download and build/install all the audio applications with the -q flag:

studiopkg -q audio

or

sepkg -q audio

When using studiopkg it will check the package md5 and gpg. If these are wrong you may need to retry the download and/or delete the cache using the –delete-cache option. It will prompt for retry download. If it keeps throwing up an error then please contact us with the details.

Either jdk or openjdk is a buildtime requirement when using sepkg to build the audio or full queue. jdk can be found in the extra/ directory on any of the slackware mirrors, or alienBob has packages for openjdk here: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/openjdk/

3) Done

That's it. Now start using your apps.


  • Originally written by dive


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