makepack

The über Makefile


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About

Makepack is a Makefile which together with a settings file and some simple rule files are able to download, compile and install software for your Slackware installation. As the installation is done using checkinstall a Slackware package is also created at the same time. The big strenght of makepack is that it has mechanisms to keep track of dependencies when downloading and installing software.

License

This Makefile together with its Settings.mk and rule files are published under the terms of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL).

Documentation

There is a users guide which describes how to configure and use makepack. There is also a rule writing guide which describes how to write your own makepack rules.

FAQ

In lack of questions the FAQ is still rather small..

Screenshots

$ make list

Archive-Zip:	Archive::Zip Perl module
Class-MethodMaker:	Class::MethodMaker Perl module
Compress-Zlib:	Compress::Zlib Perl module
Date-Manip:	Date::Manip Perl module
FileRunner:	a simple and efficient X11 file manager for Unix
HTML-Parser:	HTML-Parser Perl module
HTML-Tree:	HTML-Tree Perl module
HTTP-Cache-Transparent:	HTTP::Cache::Transparent Perl module
IO-stringy:	IO-stringy Perl module
Image-ExifTool:	Utility for editing meta information in image files
Imaging:	Python Imaging Library (PIL), image processing for python
LPRng:	An Enhanced Printer Spooler
Lingua-EN-Numbers-Ordinate:	Lingua::EN::Numbers::Ordinate Perl module
Lingua-Preferred:	Lingua::Preferred Perl module
Locale-Hebrew:	Locale::Hebrew Perl module
MPlayer:	movie player
MPlayer_win_codecs:	all MPlayer windows codecs for Linux x86 
MySQL-python:	MySQL support for Python
Numeric:	Python package for scientific computing
Pike:	A dynamic programming language.
PyQt-x11-gpl:	A set of Python bindings for the Qt toolkit
SDL_image:	Image file loading library
SDL_mixer:	Sample multi-channel audio mixer library.
SDL_ttf:	Library for using TrueType fonts in SDL applications.
SOAP-Lite:	SOAP::Lite Perl module
Term-ProgressBar:	Term::ProgressBar Perl module
TermReadKey:	Term::ReadKey Perl module
Text-Kakasi:	Text::Kakasi Perl module
TiMidity++:	MIDI to WAVE converter and player.
Tk:	Tk Perl module
Tk-TableMatrix:	Tk::TableMatrix Perl module
Unicode-String:	Unicode::String Perl module
Unicode-UTF8simple:	Unicode::UTF8simple Perl module
WWW-Mechanize:	WWW::Mechanize Perl module
XML-LibXML:	XML::LibXML Perl module
XML-LibXML-Common:	XML::LibXML::Common Perl module
XML-NamespaceSupport:	XML::NamespaceSupport Perl module
XML-SAX:	XML::SAX Perl module
XML-Simple:	XML::Simple Perl module
XML-Twig:	XML::Twig Perl module
XML-Writer:	XML::Writer Perl module
a52dec:	a free library for decoding ATSC A/52 streams
aften:	A/52 audio encoder
angrydd:	Angry, Drunken Dwarves, falling blocks puzzle game
atlas:	Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software (ATLAS)
avidemux:	graphical video editing tool
avifile:	a few multimedia-related utilities
avifile-binary-codecs:	Binary Windows codecs for avifile
avifile-wm9-codec:	Binary Windows WM9 codec for avifile
bashdb:	gdb-like debugger for bash scripts, used by ddd.
bfr:	A buffer program which might speed up programs waiting at pipes.
bio2jack:	A lib for simple porting of OSS/ALSA audio applications to Jack.
bzflag:	multiplayer multiplatform 3D tank battle game.
cdlabelgen:	Creates CD/DVD inserts and envelopes 
cmake:	cross-platform build system
compface:	library for thumbnails of email authors in a mail header
cstream:	A general-purpose stream-handling tool 
cvsgraph:	A utility to make a graph of revisions and branches from CVS.
ddd:	Data Display Debugger, frontend for gdb
devede:	Graphical frontend to create video DVDs or CDs
dillo:	a small, stable and fast web browser.
divx4linux:	DivX encoder and decoder for linux
dvdauthor:	A simple set of tools to help you author a DVD.
dvgrab:	Tool to grab .avi files from firewire connected DV cams.
easytag:	graphical (gtk) mp3 id3 tag editor
epstool:	A utility to create or extract preview images in EPS files.
faac:	Advanced Audio Coder (MPEG2-AAC, MPEG4-AAC)
faad2:	Advanced Audio Coder (MPEG2-AAC, MPEG4-AAC)
ffmpeg:	programs and libs to record, convert and stream audio and video.
fftw:	Fastest Fourier Transform in the West.
flac:	library for Free Lossless Audio Codec
freeciv:	Nice strategic game
gocr:	OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program.
gpgme:	GPGME  (GnuPG Made Easy), a library for cryptography.
gphoto2:	Console application for accessing digital cameras
gscanbus:	An IEEE1394 testing and visualization tool.
gtimer:	
gtkspell:	Provides spell mechanism in a GtkTextView widget.
id3lib:	library for mp3 id3 tags
imgSeek:	Photo collection manager and viewer with content-based search
imlib2:	Graphic library for loading, saving, rendering, and manipulation.
isomaster:	graphical CD image editor 
jack-audio-connection-kit:	a low-latency audio server
jhead:	Exif Jpeg header and thumbnail manipulator program
kakasi:	language processing filter to convert Kanji characters
kdiff3:	Tool for comparision of files or directories
kqemu:	Kernel module which accelerates qemu
krb5:	a network authentication protocol
ladspa:	Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API
lame:	LAME is an LGPL MP3 encoder.
libavc1394:	API for the 1394 Trade Association AV/C (Audio/Video Control)
libcdio:	Library for CD-ROM and CD image access
libdc1394:	Library for firewire cameras
libdts:	a free DTS Coherent Acoustics decoder
libdv:	Library with the Quasar codec used by DV camcorders.
libdvdcss:	library which provides functions for reading DVD video disks.
libdvdread:	library which provides functions for reading DVD video disks.
libevent:	an event notification library
libfame:	video encoding library
libggi:	General Graphics Interface.
libgii:	General Input Interface.
libgpg-error:	Library with error codes for most GnuPG related software.
libgphoto2:	Library for accessing digital cameras
libiec61883:	Library to access firewire devices.
libmp4v2:	library to read, create, and modify mp4 files.
libmpcdec:	Audio compression
libmpeg3:	LibMPEG3 decodes several MPEG standards into uncompressed data
libquicktime:	enhanced quicktime4linux library
libraw1394:	Library to access firewire devices.
libsamplerate:	a Sample Rate Converter for audio
libsndfile:	C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound
libtheora:	open video codec
libwww-perl:	libwww-perl Perl module
live555:	library used by MPlayer to play streming media
lzo:	fast portable lossless data compression library
madwifi:	Driver for wifi cards with atheros chipset
mercurial:	Lightweight Source Control Management system
mjpegtools:	set of tools that can do recording of videos and playback
mldonkey:	P2P program
mpeg2dec:	MPEG-2 video stream decoder
mplayerplug-in:	This plug-in gives Mozilla the ability to play media
ms-sys:	Utility for writing microsoft compatible boot records
mythplugins:	plugins for mythtv
myththemes:	Themes for mythtv
mythtv:	a homebrew PVR project
nas:	The Network Audio System, the audio equivalent of an X server.
nedit:	A multi-purpose text editor for the X Window System.
numpy:	Python package for scientific computing
ocaml:	general-purpose programming language
ocfs2-tools:	Utilities to handle ocfs2 cluster file systems
onig:	regular expressions library
pdnsd:	a proxy DNS server with permanent caching
privoxy:	a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities
pstoedit:	Translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats.
pycairo:	Python bindings for the cairo graphics library
pygame:	A set of Python modules designed for writing games
pygobject:	Needed by pygtk
pygtk:	GTK bindings for the python language
qemu:	Generic processor emulator
read-edid:	Gets information from a PnP compatible monitor
rpc.rstatd:	Allows one to monitor performance related parameters remotely.
saytime:	A talking clock
sip:	A set of Python bindings for the Qt toolkit
smpeg:	SDL MPEG Player Library
stellarium:	A 3D astronomical sky renderer.
sylpheed:	A lightweight but featureful, and easy-to-use e-mail client
timidity-patches:	Sound files for Timidity++
tor:	An anonymous Internet communication system
transcode:	Command line utilities for transcoding video and audio
valgrind:	A suite of tools for debugging and profiling Linux programs.
vcdimager:	(Super)VideoCD authoring
vstream-client:	library used by MPlayer/MEncoder to watch/re-encode tivo streams
wine:	Wine Is Not an Emulator, but capable of running MS-Win programs.
wireshark:	Network analyzer
x264:	a free library for encoding H264/AVC video streams
xemacs:	Nice and powerful editor
xmltv:	a set of utilities to manage your TV viewing
xrmap:	Vector world map program with CIA World data bank II
xvidcore:	divx compatible codec
yasm:	Yasm is a complete rewrite of the NASM assembler
	    
$ make easytag check
id3lib-3.8.3-i486-1 is already installed,
id3lib-3.8.3-pentium4-mp will NOT be installed
unless id3lib-3.8.3-i486-1 is removed.
 
flac-1.1.0-i386-1 is already installed,
flac-1.1.2-pentium4-mp will NOT be installed
unless flac-1.1.0-i386-1 is removed.
 
easytag-1.1-pentium4-mp is already installed,
and will not be installed again.
	    

Changelog

From the CHANGELOG:

Date       Version  Comment
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
5/8 2010   0.3.0    Cleaned up Mirrors.CPAN from hosts which doesn't resolve
                    Fixed rules to compile also on Slackware64
                    Upgraded the following rules:
           Archive-Zip        to version 1.30
           Date-Manip         to version 6.11
           GraphicsMagick     to version 1.3.12
           HTML-Parser        to version 3.66
           Image-ExifTool     to version 7.53
           WWW-Mechanize      to version 1.64
           XML-Twig           to version 3.35
           atlas              to version 3.8.3
           ddd                to version 3.3.12
           devede             to version 3.16.9
           dvgrab             to version 3.5
           faac               to version 1.28
           faad2              to version 2.7
           fltk               to version 1.1.10
           ffmpeg             to version 0.6
           fftw               to version 3.2.2
           gphoto2            to version 2.4.5
           graphviz           to version 2.26.3
           gtkspell           to version 2.0.16
           jhead              to version 2.90
           kdiff3             to version 0.9.95
           libdc1394          to version 2.1.2
           libgphoto2         to version 2.4.6
           libraw1394         to version 2.0.5
           libsndfile         to version 1.0.21
           libwww-perl        to version 5.836
           libquicktime       to version 1.1.5
           mjpegtools         to version 1.9.0
           mldonkey           to version 2.9.6
           ms-sys             to version 2.2.0
           qemu               to version 0.12.4
           read-edid          to version 2.0.0
           pstoedit           to version 3.50
           sylpheed           to version 3.0.3
           tor                to version 0.2.1.26
           transcode          to version 1.1.0
           valgrind           to version 3.5.0
           x264               to version 20100707

                    New rules. Support for the following applications:
           balance    http://www.inlab.de/balance.html
           flog       http://oss.ezic.com/
           graphviz   http://www.graphviz.org/
           lives      http://lives.sourceforge.net/
           nanotop    http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw/download/hosted_source_packages
           octave     http://www.gnu.org/software/octave/
           qtstalker  http://qtstalker.sourceforge.net/

                    Support for the following libraries:
           DevIL      http://openil.sourceforge.net/
           GraphicsMagick  http://www.graphicsmagick.org/
           SuiteSparse     http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/sparse/SuiteSparse/
           arpack     http://mathema.tician.de/software/arpack
           fftw3f     (this is only fftw compiled with different settings)
           fltk       http://www.fltk.org/
           frei0r     http://www.piksel.org/frei0r
           ftgl       http://sourceforge.net/projects/ftgl/develop
           glpk       http://www.gnu.org/software/glpk/glpk.html
           hdf5       http://www.hdfgroup.org/HDF5/
           lapack     http://www.netlib.org/lapack/
           qhull      http://www.qhull.org/
           qrupdate   http://sourceforge.net/projects/qrupdate/
           swig       http://swig.sourceforge.net/
           ta-lib     http://ta-lib.org/

                    Removed the following rules:
           kqemu              Obsolete since qemu 0.12  



21/10 2008 0.2.1    Added comment in NON-FREE about kqemu now being OpenSource
                    Modified some rules to also compile on Slamd64 12.1
                    Cleaned up Mirrors.CPAN from hosts which doesn't resolve
                    Upgraded the following rules:
           Image-ExifTool     to version 7.47
           MPlayer            to version 1.0rc2
           MPlayer_win_codecs to version 20071007
           cdlabelgen         to version 4.0.0
           ffmpeg             to version 20071003
           gphoto2            to version 2.4.0
           lame               to version 3.98.2
           libgphoto2         to version 2.4.0
           libmpeg3           to version 1.8
           libquicktime       to version 1.0.3
           mjpegtools         to version 1.9.0rc3
           mplayerplug-in     to version 3.45
           ms-sys             to version 2.1.3
           transcode          to version 1.0.6
           valgrind           to version 3.3.1
           wine               to version 1.0
           xrmap              Upgraded factbooks to 2008 edition

                    New rules. Support for the following applications:
           LPRng      http://lprng.sourceforge.net/
           aften      http://aften.sourceforge.net/
           avidemux   http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/
           bashdb     http://bashdb.sourceforge.net/
           cmake      http://www.cmake.org/
           devede     http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html
           freeciv    http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
           isomaster  http://littlesvr.ca/isomaster/
           kakasi     http://kakasi.namazu.org/
           krb5       http://web.mit.edu/Kerberos/
           mythtv     http://mythtv.org/
           ocfs2-tools     http://oss.oracle.com/projects/ocfs2-tools/
           vcdimager  http://www.gnu.org/software/vcdimager/
           wireshark  http://www.wireshark.org/
           xemacs     http://www.xemacs.org/
           xmltv      http://xmltv.org/
           yasm       http://www.tortall.net/projects/yasm/

                    Support for the following libraries:
           faac       http://www.audiocoding.com/faac.html
           faad2      http://www.audiocoding.com/faad2.html
           imlib2     http://sourceforge.net/projects/enlightenment
           libcdio    http://www.gnu.org/software/libcdio/
           libdc1394  http://damien.douxchamps.net/ieee1394/libdc1394/
           libmp4v2   http://resare.com/libmp4v2/

                    Support for the following drivers:
           madwifi    http://madwifi.org/

                    Support for the following python modules:
           MySQL-python	http://mysql-python.sourceforge.net/
           pycairo    http://cairographics.org/pycairo/
           pygobject  http://www.pygtk.org/
           pygtk      http://www.pygtk.org/

                    Support for the following perl modules from CPAN:
           TermReadKey
           Archive-Zip
           Class-MethodMaker
           Date-Manip
           HTML-Parser
           HTML-Tree
           HTTP-Cache-Transparent
           IO-stringy
           libwww-perl
           Lingua-EN-Numbers-Ordinate
           Lingua-Preferred
           Locale-Hebrew
           SOAP-Lite
           Term-ProgressBar
           Text-Kakasi
           Tk
           Tk-TableMatrix
           Unicode-String
           Unicode-UTF8simple
           WWW-Mechanize
           XML-Twig
           XML-Writer
           XML-NamespaceSupport
           XML-SAX
           XML-Simple
           XML-LibXML
           XML-LibXML-Common

29/7 2007  0.2.0    Upgraded the following rules:
           MPlayer  to version 1.0rc1
           MPlayer_win_codecs to version 20061022, also
                    placed this file on a mirror as previos
                    versions has been removed from mplayerhq.
           dvdauthor          to version 0.6.14           
           gpgme    to version 1.1.4
           gphoto2  to version 2.3.1
           jack     to version 0.103.0
           kqemu    to version 1.3.0pre9, also changed dependencies so that
                    kqemu now depends on qemu instead of qemu depending on
                    kqemu. This might make sense for future versions of qemu
                    which might use kvm instead of kqemu.
           qemu     to version 0.9.0, qemu will not compile with gcc 4 which is
                    included with Slackware 12. Also, once compiled it does not
                    seem very stable.
           lame     to version 3.97
           libdv    to version 1.0.0
           libdvdread   to version 0.9.7
           libggi   to version 2.2.2
           libgphoto2   to version 2.3.1
           libgii   to version 1.0.2
           libgpg-error to version 1.5
           libquicktime to version 1.0.0
           libmpeg3 to version 1.7
           libtheora    to version 1.0alpha7
           mjpegtools   to version 1.9.0rc2
           mpeg2dec to version 0.4.1
           mplayerplug-in  to version 3.40
           nas      to version 1.9
           sylpheed to version 2.4.4
           transcode    to version 1.0.3
           valgrind to version 3.2.3
           xvidcore to version 1.1.3
           
                    New rules. Support for the following applications:
           FileRunner      http://www.cd.chalmers.se/~hch/filerunner.html
           Image-ExifTool  http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
           bfr             http://www.glines.org/wiki/bfr
           cdlabelgen      http://www.aczoom.com/tools/cdinsert/
           cstream         http://www.cons.org/cracauer/cstream.html
           cvsgraph        http://www.akhphd.au.dk/~bertho/cvsgraph/
           ddd             http://www.gnu.org/software/ddd/
                           However, ddd does not compile on Slackware 12
           dvgrab          http://www.kinodv.org/
           epstool         http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/epstool.htm
           gocr            http://jocr.sourceforge.net/
           gscanbus        http://gscanbus.berlios.de/
           gtimer          http://www.k5n.us/gtimer.php
           jhead           http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/
           kdiff3          http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
           nedit           http://www.nedit.org/
           mercurial       http://www.selenic.com/mercurial/
           privoxy         http://www.privoxy.org/
           pstoedit        http://www.pstoedit.net/
           rpc.rstatd      http://rstatd.sourceforge.net/
           saytime         http://www.acme.com/software/saytime/
           tor             http://tor.eff.org/
           wine            http://www.winehq.org/

                    Support for the following libraries:
           libavc1394      http://sourceforge.net/projects/libavc1394/
           libdvdcss       http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html
           libevent        http://www.monkey.org/~provos/libevent/
           libmpcdec       http://www.musepack.net/
           libraw1394      http://www.linux1394.org/
           libiec61883     http://www.linux1394.org/
           onig            http://www.geocities.jp/kosako3/oniguruma/
           x264            http://www.videolan.org/developers/x264.html

                    Wildcards in REMOVE_FROM_PACKAGE now also works with newer
                    versions of tar.
                    This version of makepack is supposed to work with
                    Slackware 12. Unfortunately ddd does not compile on
                    Slackware 12 because of broken header files from X.org or
                    lesstif. If you really want ddd on Slackware 12 there are
                    instructions out there on how to modify those header files.

5/11 2006  0.1.0    Upgraded the following rules:
           kqemu      to version 1.3.0pre9. Kqemu is problematic for makepack
                      as old versions are removed from the upstream qemu
                      website. For other software issues like this has been
                      solved by mirroring the source package on the makepack
                      mirrors provided by SourceForge. However, kqemu is not
                      free to be redistributed like this without permission.
           MPlayer    to version 1.0pre8, also added support for xvmc
           transcode  On Slackware 11 compile transcode without avifile,
                      libfame or libmpeg3 as those libraries have mmx problems.
           qemu       Is not updated to 0.8.2 as older kernels have problems
                      with CLOCK_MONOTONIC.
                    New rules. Support for the following applications:
           bzflag     http://bzflag.org/
           gphoto2    http://gphoto.org/
           mplayerplug-in  http://mplayerplug-in.sourceforge.net/
           pdnsd      http://www.phys.uu.nl/~rombouts/pdnsd.html
           read-edid  http://john.fremlin.de/programs/linux/read-edid/
           sylpheed   http://sylpheed.good-day.net/en/
           valgrind   http://www.valgrind.org/
                    Support for the following libraries:
           compface   http://freshmeat.net/projects/compface/
           gtkspell   http://gtkspell.sourceforge.net/
           gpgme      http://www.gnupg.org/related_software/gpgme/
           libgphoto2 http://gphoto.org/
           libgpg-error http://www.gnupg.org/related_software/libgpg-error/
                    Removed the following rules as I was unable to compile
                    OpenOffice.org from source on Slackware 11:
           Archive-Zip
           Crypt-SSLeay
           PAM_headers
           SOAP-Lite
           XML-Parser
           apache-ant
           openoffice.org
           xalan
                    The makepack rules for Openoffice.org never worked really
                    good anyway as openoffice.org could not use any CPU specifc
                    optimization flags. There is no point in spending a lot of
                    time compiling from source when you get no optimizations.

                    Made it possible to have absolute paths in Settings.mk
                    for RULE_DIR, SOURCE_DIR, BUILD_DIR and PACKAGE_DIR.
                    Unfortunately this new functionality requires gnu make
                    version 3.81 even if absolute paths is not used. Otherwise
                    you might get an error about "No rule to make target...tgz"
                    This error message should dissapear after a second try to
                    run make even with older versions of gnu make. It is also
                    possible to avoid this error with older versions of make
                    by doing "make all directories".

                    Gnu Make 3.81 is included in Slacware 11, but Slackware 11
                    ships version 1.6.0 of checkinstall which is broken. The
                    recomended solution is to revert checkinstall to version
                    1.5.3 which is included in Slackware 10.2. One day Makepack
                    might replace checkinstall with slacktrack. However, at
                    least slacktrack 1.26 included in Slackware 10.2 seems
                    unable to replace checkinstall and it also installs a
                    broken installwatch.so which also breaks a checkinstall
                    installation.

6/6 2006   0.0.3    Upgraded the following rules:
           qemu       to version 0.8.1, kqemu was also upgraded to 1.3.0pre7
           MPlayer    codecs source package has been renamed at mplyaerhq.hu
                    New rules. Support for the following applications:
           a52dec     http://liba52.sourceforge.net/
           avifile    http://avifile.sourceforge.net/
           dillo      http://www.dillo.org/
           dvdauthor  http://dvdauthor.sourceforge.net/
           ffmpeg     http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/
           lame       http://lame.sourceforge.net/
           mjpegtools http://mjpeg.sourceforge.net/
           mpeg2dec   http://libmpeg2.sourceforge.net/
           Pike       http://pike.ida.liu.se/
           stellarium http://www.stellarium.org/
           TiMidity++ http://timidity.sourceforge.net/
           transcode  http://www.transcoding.org/
           xrmap      http://frmas.free.fr/li_1.htm
                    Support for the following libraries:
           divx4linux http://avifile.sourceforge.net/
           libdvdread http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/downloads.shtml
           libfame    http://fame.sourceforge.net/
           libmpeg3   http://heroinewarrior.com/libmpeg3/
           libquicktime http://libquicktime.sourceforge.net/
                    This release should still be considered to have beta
                    status. The specifications for how to write rule files
                    might change in newer releases.

7/5 2006   0.0.2    Added files Mirrors.CPAN and Mirrors.SourceForge which
                    simplifies the rule files by using the variables SF_DIR
                    and CPAN_DIR instead of listing long URL_DIR variables.
                    New rules. Support for the following applications:
           Ant        http://ant.apache.org/
           imgSeek    http://www.imgseek.net/
           MLDonkey   http://mldonkey.sourceforge.net/Main_Page
           MPlayer    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/
           NAS        http://radscan.com/nas.html
           Ocaml      http://caml.inria.fr/ocaml/index.en.html
           OpenOffice http://www.openoffice.org/
           vstream    http://armory.nicewarrior.org/projects/vstream-client/
           Xalan-Java http://xml.apache.org/xalan-j/index.html
                    Support for the following libraries:
           bio2jack   http://bio2jack.sf.net
           fftw       http://www.fftw.org/
           Imaging    http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/index.htm
           Jack       http://jackit.sourceforge.net/
           ladspa     http://www.ladspa.org/          
           libcdio    http://www.gnu.org/software/libcdio/
           libdv      http://libdv.sourceforge.net/
           libdts     http://developers.videolan.org/libdca.html
           libfame    http://fame.sourceforge.net/
           live555    http://www.live555.com/liveMedia/
           libggi     http://www.ggi-project.org/
           libtheora  http://www.theora.org/
           lzo        http://www.oberhumer.com/opensource/lzo/
           samplerate http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/index.html
           libsndfile http://www.mega-nerd.com/libsndfile/
           PyQt       http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/Docs/PyQt3/PyQt.html
           SIP        http://www.riverbankcomputing.com/Docs/sip4/sipref.html
           xvid       http://www.xvid.org/
                    Support for the following Perl modules from CPAN:
           Archive::Zip
           Compress::Zlib
           Crypt::SSLeay
           SOAP::Lite
           XML::Parser
                    This release should still be considered to have beta
                    status. The specifications for how to write rule files
                    might still change in newer releases. However, version
                    0.0.2 is still useful for installing applications like
                    MPlayer and imgSeek. An application like openoffice.org
                    is not really worth the effort to compile from source.
                    The reason to write rules for openoffice.org was simply
                    to show that "anything is doable" with the concept of
                    rule files. This release has some known problems:
                    1) Qemu is an old version and might have problems
                    compiling kqemu if permissions to kernel source are
                    lacking.
                    2) imgSeek depends on sip and PyQt which
                    riverbankcomputing.com are likely to remove the current
                    versions of in the future.

22/1  2006 0.0.1    Initial release. This release has rules for installing
                    the following applications:
           Angry Drunken Dwarfes http://www.sacredchao.net/~piman/angrydd/
           EasyTag               http://easytag.sourceforge.net/index.htm
           QEMU                  http://www.qemu.org/
           ms-sys                http://ms-sys.sourceforge.net/
                    It also has rules to install the following libraries:
           Numeric and numpy   http://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/
           SDL_image           http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_image/
           SDL_mixer           http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_mixer/
           SDL_ttf             http://www.libsdl.org/projects/SDL_ttf/
           ATLAS               http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/
           flac                http://flac.sourceforge.net/
           id3lib              http://id3lib.sourceforge.net/
           pygame              http://www.pygame.org/
           SMPEG               http://www.lokigames.com/development/smpeg.php3
                    This release should mostly be considered a "proof of
                    concept" rather than a useful tool. Installing a simple
                    game like Angry Drunken Dwarfes is something most Slackware
                    users would not care about as it would require the
                    installation of 8 different software packages with all its
                    dependencies.

            

ToDo

Download

Checkinstall

First of all you will need checkinstall. A source package together with a Slackware build script and patch to work with Slackware 13.x is available from here: checkinstall-1.5.3_src_slack13.tar.
The md5sum of checkinstall-1.5.3_src_slack13.tar is bbf639d2ea40fee7210ab96d7a77e19c.

Current version

Current release is version 0.3.0, it is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.3.0.tar.gz is 9d173046551b3f21918cdbe02931aa28.

Older versions

Version 0.2.1, is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.2.1.tar.gz is 6c7456b8bff542a0d43f184b6f91d78f.

Version 0.2.0 is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.2.0.tar.gz is 2cb3654b08362dfc034fd2580565d314.

Version 0.1.0 is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.1.0.tar.gz is 01889006b24e44dc863a2512d70d1a32.

Version 0.0.3 is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.0.3.tar.gz is 30c3b2268d334038b2ec49dc2aefcddc.

Version 0.0.2 is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.0.2.tar.gz is 8deffac270d75c1a954a490df9eb1026.

Version 0.0.1 is available from SourceForge download.
The md5sum of makepack-0.0.1.tar.gz is f9d8b15b86127705580823c375a62812.

It is possible to get the latest development files with the following cvs commands:

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@makepack.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/makepack login
 
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@makepack.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/makepack co -P makepack
      
When prompted for a password for anonymous, simply press the Enter key.

Contact

Bug reports

Bugs should be reported to the SourceForge Bug Tracking System.

Support

Questions will be answered at SourceForge makepack support page.

New rule files

Please contribute your new rule files at SourceForge makepack patches page.

Email

It was once possible contact me, Henrik Carlqvist, by my sourceforge email. Unfortunately that email address is no longer usable because large amounts of spam.
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