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Re: How to automatically update dependencies when building a package?
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 01:27, Thomas Mueller
> <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> wrote:
> > Now I wonder if there is any way to convert packages already built using
> > non-package-manager configure and make, and installed to a staging-area
> +DESTDIR before being installed to prefix /usr or /usr/local, to
> pkgsrc-compatible binary format.
Yuck. Slackware has pkgtools for binary packages, including makepkg, which
enable making a Slackware-compatible package from a non-Slackware-specific
already-built package. So I thought a more-advanced package-management system
might do even better.
In response to markucz%gmail.com@localhost:
> > When I installed Slackware, I never thought about switching to pkgsrc, I
> > wanted a full-functional system, so I installed everything.
> If you intend to use pkgsrc on Slack, the way to go is: 1) install a very
> minimal base + gcc and 2) pull everything else from pkgsrc, including X11.
> YMMV of course.
So now is too late for me to try to install pkgsrc. If I tried removing a lot
of Slackware packages, I might just get a royal mess, with no assurance that
pkgsrc would improve the situation.
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