Sorry I'm late for the party all, I've been working 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks. Kinda makes you lose track of time. I think I had a
day off last month, but I may have slept through it. Thanks to all who helped out.
Chapter 18 of Slackbook 2.0 (available at Slackware.com, free
) covers package management starting at page 215. Section 18.3, starting on page 222, is where making packages is introduced, although I would recommend starting at the beginning of the chapter to understand the basics of management, especially dependencies
. I don't claim to be an expert on the subject @HuMJohn
is probably much better at it than I. As far as the scripts go, I would suggest downloading and exploding a few packages from slackBuilds.org, then examining the scripts. Another possibility introduced in chapter 18 is the rpm2tgz / rpm2targz command used to convert Red Hat (rpm) packages to slackpacks.
Oh, by the way, welcome aboard, Mate!