This site contains information about, and links to, binary packages for Slackware that I have built myself. This project started out small as a way to ease maintenance of my builds for development versions of various multimedia projects such as ffmpeg, mplayer, vlc, etc. Projects such as these are moving targets with oft changing compile time options. Slackware is the primary version of Linux I use at home, work, and on my laptop. Compiling the software projects on each machine soon became tedious. Using Slackware's native package tools to create one package to install on many computers is far simpler.
Over time I started replacing all of my built-from-source software with my own binary packages that I created with SlackBuild scripts. These are now offered here for anyone else who wishes to use them.
If the default Slackware distribution does not contain a dependency for a project I want to build, I will also create a binary package for that dependency as well. What this means is that nobody should have to compile anything in order to use these packages. Some may choose to do so if additional or fewer features are required, but it should not be necessary.
To further ease the use of my packages I have created a repository that can be used in conjunction with slapt-get. slapt-get is a package manager similar to apt as used by Debian systems. It extends the native Slackware package tools by offering features such as dependency tracking. slapt-get is not required; it only makes things easier for some users. The repository for my packages can be found at ftp://slackware.opennix.com/pub/slackbuilds/slackware-$VERSION, where $VERSION is replaced by the appropriate version number like 12.1, 12.2, etc.
The collection may also be browsed using this website. Either choose a version of Slackware below to browse by category, or search for a package by name.
Please be aware that only packages for the current version of Slackware will be updated and maintained. This is due to time contstraints on my part.