[Qgis-developer] qgis on slackware

Alexander Bruy alexander.bruy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 07:36:40 PDT 2013

Hi Richard,

SlackBuilds.org is an one of the "official repositories" for Slackware.
It provides scripts with build/install rules (so called SlackBuilds) that
used to create packages from sources. This is correct way to install
packages in Slackware.

Slackbuilds are bash scripts that contain all necessary information for
creating package including compiler flags, configure options etc. So
user always can look at this script, adjust it and create package with
all desired functionality and without unused options.

I contacted QGIS SlackBuild maintainer. Now at SlackBuilds.org there
is a SlackBuild for QGIS 1.8. SlackBuild for QGIS 2.0 already uploaded
(to be precise, it uploaded at 20-Sep-2013 19:33) and now waits for
approval. When it will be approved, it automatically will replace old one
for QGIS 1.8.

So I hope we can add to downloads page link


Currently this is for version 1.8, I'll track it and when it will be updated
I'll let you know

2013/9/30 Richard Duivenvoorde <richard at duif.net>:
> On 30-09-13 11:27, Alexander Bruy wrote:
>> Hi Richard,
>> there is a SlackBuild script at Slackbuilds.org (which is preferred
>> way to install packages in Slackware). It is also for 1.8 but can be
>> easily adopted for 2.0
> Hi Alexander,
> I took the text from the reply of Milo and put that in the website:
> http://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/alldownloads.html#slackware
> it is pointing to http://qgis.gotslack.org/
> Both sites are new to me, please guide me on which one is best for QGIS
> users.
> I'm happy to put http://slackbuilds.org on the website too though.
> Regards,
> Richard Duivenvoorde

Alexander Bruy

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