These scripts are for people who want an alternative to the official Slackware provided
Why would you want that?
- To be able to create Slackware packages with root-owned files, even when run as a regular user.
- To be able create Slackware packages on non-Slackware based systems without the need to port Pkgtools and its dependencies (e.g. tar-1.13). Some examples being:
- Projects (or proprietary software vendors) that want to be able to provide binary Slackware packages, where their build/packaging system is on another distro.
- People who want to pair a package creation script with spkg to use as a secondary package manger on a non-Slackware based distro. This gives the advantage of simple packaging scripts (.SlackBuilds) for additional, self-compiled software.
Two versions are provided: