All in all the start up guide is looking good, and as a newbie very releived not to see a "foo" or
a "bar" anywhere ; the guide is actually very readable;
Often as a newbie its the silly little things that everyone else takes for granted that can cause problems ; on page 23 you mention installing from source with a header that reads " Making a Package from a Source File with SLKBUILD" .
I know you come to slkbuild further down, but i would have a header "installing from source", then another header about slknbuild. On the installing from source bit you have
one thing that at first tripped me up was whether to use $ or # ; so I would put
# make install
I don't think you can ever have too much information , but if its thought this is the case, how about those “extra tips or ref boxes “ like in the dummies books -yes I read them , well look at my user name!
On packages I have found it slightly confusing , but am beginning to see the light; now as i understand it, you can't just go anywhere for a build package, due to slight differences between
slackware & salixos. However since sourcery points to slackbuild.org, as I understand it your also safe if you want to download from there a source file, and the build file.
i have had a lot of trouble with sourcery but found
doing # ./packagename.SlackBuild
very successfull, I have just installed apache-tomcat this way, no problems & its all working .The only issue I had is one package dependeded on another, so I had to build the apache-tomcat, apache-ant and comons-daemon , i didn't find this big issue as a newbie though, because its a simple process - you just unpack the build package, put the source as it is into the unpacked build ,and the procedure is then the same.
On slkbuild forum user “djemos” , has shown a couple of commands depending on whether , you are trying to get an update of a package ,in other words once the package is created that you didn't have you can use
but if you have a package already, and the package just created is a new one you can use :
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new newpackage.txz
ps i'm putting my experience of packages at : viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2410
i've found the members on the forum very helpful but sometimes feel a bit embarrassed posting – I still think newbies coming to salixos ( and why not I say !) would be less embarrassed if there was a specific newbie post section.