How to Install Slackbuild Package on Slackware GNU/Linux

March 22, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Slackbuild Package

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Slackbuild Package for Slackware GNU/Linux.

And to Install Slackbuild Package you need Both Slackbuild and Source Package.

Especially Relevant: the Process it’s quite Tricky so Relax and Take it Easy.

Finally, this Easy Guide it’s especially recommended for Slackware Linux Beginners.

How to Install Slackbuild Package on Slackware GNU/Linux - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Slackbuild Package - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading Slackbuilds

    Download Slackbuild+Source for Slackware

    Get Slackbuild.tar.gz & Source.tar.bz2

    On Firefox Prompt if possible Select directly to Open Slackware.tar.gz with Archive Manager!

  3. 3. Extracting Slackbuild

    Then Extract Slackbuild into /tmp
    Possibly on File Manager Double-Click on Package

    Slackbuild Extraction

    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/myPackage.tar.gz
  4. 4. Relocating Source

    Next Move Source into Slackbuild

    mv /tmp/mozilla*/myPackage.tar.bz2 /tmp/myPackage/

    The Package could be located elsewhere into the Downloads on your Home directory.

  5. 5. Building Slackware Package

    Again Build Slackware Package
    First, Access the Target Directory:

    cd /tmp/myPackage

    Possibly Give Execution Permission:

    chmod +x myPackage.SlackBuild

    Run the Build Script:

    sudo ./myPackage.SlackBuild
  6. 6. Installing Slackware Package

    Finally, to Install Slackware Package

    sudo su
    upgradepkg --install-new ../myPackage.tgz
  7. So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install Slackbuild Package!

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