[packagekit] New backend: Slackware Slapt
Anders F Björklund
afb at algonet.se
Wed Sep 9 23:50:11 PDT 2009
I added a simplistic initial backend for "slapt-get",
which is used with Slackware and other distributions
based on it like Vector or Wolwix (but both untried).
It's a compiled backend (C), which links to libslapt.
There are no dependencies available in Slackware, they
can be added "afterwards" from a third-party repository.
Slackware 13.0 has GLib 2.18.4, so it doesn't have the
new PolicyKit meaning that it currently only runs with
"dummy" security - until the backend can be backported.
It has some interesting "quirks", like a package Source
does not have any information beyond an URL and a prio -
so currently the MD5 of that is used as the "repo id"...
Slack packages are also available with the Smart backend
Branch at https://code.launchpad.net/~smartpm/smart/slack
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