mkpkg is a small toolkit for automatically building Slackware or OpenLab packages.
Version: 1.0.0This is a small toolkit for automagically building slackware of OpenLab packages it was basically created by reading the instructions in "The perfect package" and then creating a script to automate the process.
Operating System: Linux
It should work on most packages, however it won't work unless the source package contains
a makefile. Write one if you have to (it's not hard), a simple one will suffice if it handles "install" it's fine. If the Makefile handles "DESTDIR" it will use this to make the package (e.g. not actually installing the sources, you need to install the package afterwards), if not, it will use installwatch (so you need that - it comes with checkinstall).
In the latter case there is no option but to do a real install, but the package
means you can uninstall if needed. Unlike checkinstall, mkpkg follows slackware standards exactly, however, at this stage it ONLY creates slack-desc for you. If you want other slack- files, cd to /mkpkg/$PACKAGE_NAME after building, modify the package and rerun makepkg.
mkpkg is made up of one simple shell script (called mkpkg.sh) and a couple of supporting binaries. When you are asked to type the description, don't worry about formatting, just type it (but do follow the norm of putting an empty line after the first line) - mkpkg will format your slack-desc file for you.
mkpkg logs your configure options, that way, if you build later (or build an update) you get a reminder of the options you used before.
What's New in This Release:
· This is a milestone release.
· Significant production use over several months has steadily ironed out the last remaining bugs, and the single major missing feature (package build numbering) has been added.