Hi! I am Eric Hameleers, or Alien BOB as I am called on various Slackware forums & channels. I am a long time Slackware user, part of the Slackware team, but I am not a Slackware employee. You'll find scripts I wrote here, lots of Slackware packages, their build scripts, and several articles I wrote for my Wiki of course.
All of what I make available here is not official Slackware-released software.
Do not bug Pat about what you download from my homepage (other than to tell him he should include my packages in the official Slackware distribution if you like them :-)
What I do like is to get feedback! Visit my blog and tell me what you think.
Also, you will find some useful info in my dokuwiki pages at wiki.alienbase.nl and the community-driven SlackDocs wiki
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In case you wonder; the above image is a constant reminder to my entry into
the "real world" of computers. This leaflet hung in my room when I started my
first night-time job as application developer / technical sales support.
Stuff that may be of interest to you:
- My slackbuild repository (RSS feed) as well as a separate repository (RSS feed) for packages with patent issues.
- My ktown repository where I maintain packages for the bleeding edge of KDE's Plasma desktop environment.
- My presentation at T-Dose 2009 about the history of Slackware Development (and here is a video of that presentation).
- Some useful scripts I wrote (the mirror-slackware-current.sh is probably the most well-known of them).
- A set of multilib packages for Slackware64. After installing these on Slackware64, you will be able to run, and compile, 32-bit programs. Read the (online) README before installing!!
- My liveslak scripts to build an ISO file containing the Slackware Live Edition; see also my blog article and the online documentation.
Get ISO's for Slackware Live Edition here.
- My scripts, patches and instructions to build an image file for the USB equivalent of the bootable Slackware CD/DVD. This installer can fit on a flash key ( also called a pendrive) of 256 MB or bigger - you get more packages on a bigger pendrive.
This is different from Slackware's 'USB installer' in the 'usb-and-pxe-installers' directory. That 'USB installer' uses a small image to boot from a USB stick. It contains no packages and therefore needs to install those from a DVD, CDROM set or NFS server.
My usbinstall scripts on the other hand, create an image which contains Slackware packages as well, so that you no longer need that DVD/CDROM/NFS. Copy the image to a big enough USB stick, and carry it around with you. Install Slackware wherever you want.
- A mini ISO image of about 40MB (I created these for several versions of Slackware) which you can burn to a creditcard-sized CDROM to boot, and install packages from an NFS server or local hard disk.
- A git repository where I keep a history of my stuff.
- A SlackBuild script generator: Alien's SlackBuild Toolkit
- A Slackware adaptation of the Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables
- My Jan 2018 resume
Eric Hameleers <alien at slackware dot com>