Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

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Introduction

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 and install them: sepkg for building from slackbuilds, although sbopkg can also be used. It supports queue files, and will even download the queues from our server if needed.

1) Preparing Sepkg

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

http://studioware.org/files/tools/sepkg/

# 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.

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

sepkg -q audio
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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