Welcome to the Slackware Documentation Project

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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) Preinstallation Tasks

groupadd -g 214 avahi
useradd -u 214 -g 214 -c “Avahi” -d /dev/null -s /bin/false avahi

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.

sepkg -u

You should now be able to build/install packages.

3) 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

3) Done

That's it. Now start using your apps.

  • Originally written by dive

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