autopkg.pl provides a tool that generates Slackware packages from source tarballs, RPMs, and debs.
The main goal of autopkg.pl is to build software and make a Slackware package without having to make a build script of some kind.
A single config file can specify the compile-time options for every program compiled with autopkg.pl.
The packages are created in their own build directories and never installed unless you want them installed.
A setuid-root wrapper allows normal users to create packages (with proper user/group listings and permissions) and optionally install them depending upon a list of trusted users.
Optional "hint files" can also help a broken or not-that-well-set-up package to be compiled and packaged properly (samples included).
What's New in This Release:
· Renamed --force-show-help to --force-configure to avoid confusion.
· Support for Imakefiles
· Fixed a doc-installing permissions bug with sautopkg.pl
· Support for creating packages from zip files (i.e. jasper)
· autogen.sh only run if configure and makefile not found
· Fixed possible bug with perl module installing
· Useful new shell script functionality for hint files (see README.HINTS file for details).
· Updated the README to take some of the crap out of autopkg.pl's usage message and reflect the right version number.
· Renamed the sautopkg.pl wrapper to sautopkg as it's not a perl script.