Re: [dev] [OT] Distribution

From: anonymous <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:32:30 +0300

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 02:13:49PM +0100, Moritz Wilhelmy wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 03:11:03PM +0300, anonymous wrote:
> > Maybe it is ok too, but I haven't tried it. I suggest Slackware because
> > I think that it is what OP asked for: you can build software by hand,
> > make package and install with a package manager. You don't have
> > to write building script if you don't want to. It is in constrast to
> > Arch where you can't create package without PKGBUILD. Of course, you
> > can use tar, gzip and other tools, but if format of package is changed
> > you will need to rewrite all your scripts dealing with packages.
> >
> This sounds interesting.
> slackware does not have dependencies, so I don't think it works for me,
> but how does package creation on slackware works seems interesting.
> Maybe you have some further information about it?


makepkg(8) will package up the current directory into a valid Slackware
package. It will search the tree for any symbolic links and add a
creation block to the postinstallation script for creating them during
the package install. It also warns of any zero-length files in the
package tree.

To build dwm package you need to do:
$ mkdir $builddir
$ make install DESTDIR=$builddir
$ cd $builddir
$ makepkg dwm-1.0-x86-1.txz
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