slapt-src is a command line tool that makes the process of downloading and building software packages from SBo simple and easy. SBo keeps a large collection of build scripts for extra packages that are still not available from the official Salix / Slackware repositories. Thousands of extra packages are now available to users through this tool.
To use the application, type in
sudo slapt-src -u
first to update on your computer the list of build scripts available from Slackbuild.org.
shows you a list of available packages, and as in slapt-get,
sudo slapt-src -i [package name]
will build and install a package. For more command line instructions, please refer to
Another small exercise for you! Skype is a commonly used application to make voice calls over the Internet. It is not available from the common Salix/Slackware repository, but its build script is available from Slackbuilds.org. Try installing "skype" by using slapt-src. (If you do not wish to install it, you may just want to build the package. Note that the skype is 32-bit only, so if you are running a 64-bit system, please try out some other application).