Below is a list of questions and answers discussing various topics of or
related to the SlackOnly repositories.
If your question is missing, please email the site administrator. Contact details can be found on the site "About" page.
There are many package managers for Slackware that can be used to access
third party software repositories like SlackOnly.
So far, only a few have been tested with our repositories. These package managers are: slackpkg with slackpkg+, slpkg, and slapt-get.
Directions can be found in the README.
All packages are built and rebuilt using Slackrepo. Slackrepo is a
software utility that tests to see that packages are built cleanly
with all required dependencies. Any time a change is made in the source repository, slackrepo will rebuild those changes.
Each rebuild, slackonly will also install each piece of software that was compiled form source. This assures that our
repository provides packages that will install cleanly.
The second part of quality control is done by hand. Packages need to be
tested for correct functionality by being installed and used.
It is very important that end-users report any problems they encounters when they install software from our repositories.
The utmost care is taken while generating depenency information for
packages in our repository.
Please report all issues to the site administrator as soon as encountered.
Information for developers can be found in DEVELOPERS.
Email is the best way to contact us. See the About Us page on the SlackOnly web site for more information.