What's New

Waiting for Slackware 15.0

While getting ready for the 15.x release for the past year, I've updated a number of things:

  • refactored a bit of really old code 😬
  • switched to GTK3 and polkit for gslapt and slapt-update-service
  • moved default package repositories to a google storage mirror for faster transfer speeds
  • Added aarch64 builds in hopes that gets some traction.

Published docker containers

I published some container images I have been using on dockerhub for building on the various architectures. I published a github gist with the script I used to create the tarballs for docker import.

Free Software

slapt-get

slapt-get is an APT like system for Slackware package management. It allows one to search slackware mirrors and third party sources for packages, compare them with installed packages, install new packages, or upgrade all installed packages. slapt-get is great for scripting as well.

Files:

Requires:

Documentation:

gslapt

GSlapt is a GTK frontend to the slapt-get library.

Files:

Requires:

  • slapt-get
  • gtk+3
  • polkit

Documentation:

cpan2tgz

cpan2tgz is a utility to create Slackware packages from CPAN Perl module distributions.

Files:

Requires: (all available at www.cpan.org)

Documentation:

slapt-update-service

slapt-update-service is a DBus service which notifies about package updates available via slapt-get and gslapt. slapt-update-service places an icon in the user's notification area when updates are available. Clicking the icon starts upgrading with gslapt.

Files:

  • No prebuilt packages

Requires:

  • gtk+3
  • dbus-glib
  • gslapt
  • polkit

Documentation:

slapt-src

slapt-src is a utility to make querying, retrieving, and building slackbuilds as easy as working with binary packages with slapt-get.

Files:

Requires:

  • slapt-get

Documentation: