Sbopkg provides seamless package repository integration for Slackware

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 2, 2008 7:40 AM EDT; By Drew Ames
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No Linux distribution can bundle every package that users might want, so most distros host software repositories from which users can download and install additional applications. Since 2006 has served as a high-quality repository for Slackware users, but using it requires several steps and switching between a Web browser and a virtual terminal. Sbopkg is a new ncurses-based utility that helps users build packages from and seamlessly integrates the repository with the operating system. is closest thing available to an official Slackware repository. It is administered by people on the Slackware development team and recommended by Slackware's maintainer, Patrick Volkerding, in the Slackware release notes. Sbopkg automates and streamlines the process of working with to build packages.

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