Precompiled third-party packages

Many Slackware users avoid installing unofficial precompiled packages on their systems. I find this understandable, since there has never been (IMHO!) a big and trusted repository for third-party packages. I used to install just a couple of packages provided by AlienBob (like LibreOffice and some of its dictionaries) and then compile everything else from […]

SlackOnly as a main third-party repository

I decided to try using SlackOnly as my primary source of third-party software. My system is Slackware64 -multilib and all settings below take this into account. I manage the official Slackware updates and AlienBob’s multilib layer with slackpkg, complemented by it’s extension slackpkg+. The default Slackware64 14.1 mirror that slackpkg uses is set in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors. […]

SBo sources

The SBo project does not host the sources of the packages that are built. It is an elegant approach to save space, but occasionally presents problems. Sometimes the source may get moved, renamed or (even worse) it may be an unversioned archive that just changes its MD5SUM. Normally a user just downloads the source manually […]

Extra toolbar buttons in SeaMonkey

A very nice extension for SeaMonkey is the Toolbar Buttons. It provides many additional buttons for the browser — just right click on the toolbar, select Customize and drag whatever you need on the toolbar: Great! This extension is also available for Firefox and Thunderbird. However, I do not use them and do not know […]