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talk:howtos:slackware_admin:creating_a_package_using_a_slackbuild_script [2012/09/25 02:55 (UTC)] (current)
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 +> If you’re running an x86_64 version of Slackware, you’ll need to preface the above command like this:
 +> <​code>#​ ARCH=x86_64 ./​pysolfc.SlackBuild</​code>​
 +No, you can do it but not need. pysolfc.SlackBuild (and others on slackbuilds.org) has some code for this:
 +if [ -z "​$ARCH"​ ]; then
 +  case "$( uname -m )" in
 +    i?86) ARCH=i486 ;;
 +    arm*) ARCH=arm ;;
 +       *) ARCH=$( uname -m ) ;;
 +  esac
 +"$( uname -m )" returns "​x86_64"​ on Slackware64,​ so ARCH gets right value by default.
 +\\ --- //bormant//
 +You are correct, bormant. I remember when Slackware first came out with a 64 bit version and we had to do this for all the SlackBuilds initially. This tutorial was originally written a few years back. That's why that method is still in there. It does no harm, though. I may remove it, eventually. Thank you! ~vtel
 +I think you should remove the comment because the ARCH detection block has been part of Slackware scripts and those in 3rd party repositories for quite a while. \\ What you could do is make a suggestion that the user checks the script for the presence of an ARCH block if she wants to be absolutely sure of the outcome. \\  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] 2012/08/26 12:21//
 +I just removed it completely (on the original source, also). The fact is that a user would probably have a hard time finding an old SlackBuild script without the ARCH detection at this point. Thanks, bormant and Eric.  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​nocturnal.slacker|V. T. Eric Layton]] 2012/08/28 10:39//
 +Looking through the HOWTOs I found this article again, and the title "​Let'​s build a SlackBuild"​ put me on the wrong foot. I thought it was an article about "how to write a SlackBuild script",​ where in reality this article is about "​creating a package using a script from the SlackBuilds.org site". Perhaps you can consider changing the title? \\  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] 2012/09/21 13:59//
 +>Being new to Slackware, I interpreted it as "​Let'​s write as Slackbuild"​ too.  It is a rather confusing title. ​ --- //​[[wiki:​user:​mariostg|Mario St-Gelais]] 2012/09/21 14:47//
 +Bad title. I agree. Fixed now. :-)  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​nocturnal.slacker|V. T. Eric Layton]] 2012/09/21 18:24//

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