Spack 3.11

This is the original S(eb's|lack) packager for generating pkg files for your distribution
Spack is an open source command-line software that provides a simple, yet complete package generator especially designed for the popular and powerful Slackware Linux operating system, as well as for its derivatives.

In other words, Spack is a standalone package manager that features its own CPIO-based package format, while still being fully compatible with the Slackware Linux distribution.

The project has been originally designed for lazy Slackware users who hate writing SlackBuilds, helping them to easily and quickly generate packages for their distribution.

In order to make decent packages for Slackware Linux, Spack aims to drastically shrink the code you are required to write, and it manages all of the redundant tasks that are relative to the Slackware packaging policy.

last updated on:
February 3rd, 2014, 8:50 GMT
developed by:
S├ębastien Boillod
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
ROOT \ System \ Archiving


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What's New in This Release:
  • With two or three releases per year during the last two years, I think we can say the project is already almost frozen. So, maybe a jump to a new branch would be now somewhat artificial, wouldn't it? That's how it seems to me, and that's why we will finally stick with this nicely sleepy branch 3, where there remains in my todo a very little work to complete, not to say nothing.
  • The only real task to plan or not is a potential modification of the UI, in order to remake it in the BSD/POSIX fashion I like very much: "spackfoo -a -b -c /dir" could be as well written "spackfoo -abc/dir" and the long options would be replaced with new short ones. It's not such a big work to complete, but I really don't know if it worth coding and disturbing you. So, if whereas me you've a strong opinion about this project, let me now:
  • spackadd: escape the slashes so the input won't clash with the AWK syntax when used as a pattern.
  • spackcook: drop the code keeping the compatibility with the branch 2 of the project (check your recipes using the updated DEPRECATED file) and add some trivial improvments.
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