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Slackware's "Magic Package Maker"

Dec 03, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Ames)


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"Slackware Linux today features a powerful and easy-to-use package management system, but making Slackware packages has not always been straightforward. Now Slackware application developers have a tool for easily making Slackware packages from source code and precompiled binaries. Src2pkg, now in version 1.6, very nearly lives up to its author's tag of being Slackware's 'magic package maker.'

"The traditional method for installing software in Linux is to download the source code, uncompress it, and then run ./configure && make && make install...

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