Help the Community

With a new year just around the corner I thought now would be a good time to show people how they can help out the Slackware community.

The most basic way to help is by answering people’s questions on the Official Slackware Forum on LQ or hanging out on the ##slackware IRC channel on Freenode.

With the release of Slackware 11 some of Slack’s documentation has become obsolete. You can help by keeping this documentation up to date or by writing new documentation. Slackwiki and The Slackware Handbook are great places to store whatever knowledge of Slackware you have acquired over the years.

If you don’t like to write, making packages and SlackBuild scripts are other great ways to help. If you need a place to store your packages and SlackBuilds, and are dedicated to providing a repository for Slackware packages and SlackBuild files. Linuxpackages also has great resources to help new package makers.

If you have the bandwidth to spare and would like to take some of the load off of some servers, setting up a mirror is also really helpful.

This New Year’s make a resolution to give back to the Slackware community… and keep it! 😉

If you know of other ways to help leave a comment a let the rest of us know.

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7 Responses to Help the Community

  1. BP{k} says:

    How about donating your slackbuilds, to the slackbuilds project?

    We can always use more slackbuilds there and personally, I think it’s better to go with slackbuilds then with precompiled packages.

    Have a look at or stop by on #SlackBuilds on

    also other ideas would be to run the Slackware torrents to take bandwidth of servers and help distribute the warm goodness that is slack 🙂


  2. dosnlinux says:

    Thanks a lot. seems like a better place for SlackBuilds than Linuxpackages. I also added the link on the main site. 🙂 I can’t believe we were missing it.

  3. BP{k} says:

    not a problem 🙂

    I had a look at linuxpackages slackbuilds repository and

    Also you might want to add #slackware on, another good help channel for all slackware and irc goodness

    (that will teach me to post around 4am in the morning .. tend to forget things)


  4. insistkool says:

    Sounds kool, it definitely needs more help to get slackware community stronger.

  5. AG says:

    I’d love to contribute by lending a hand in creating or modifying documentation. Thx for the tip.

  6. Joe says:

    Nothing going on here for a while….

    I’ve been trying to get NetworkManager installed for dropline gnome, however I run into issues compiling it

    heres the error….. just thought this might be a good place to post, anyone have ideas to get it working?

    In file included from /usr/include/linux/mii.h:12,
    from NetworkManagerDevice.c:4308:
    /usr/include/linux/if.h:94: error: redefinition of `struct ifmap’
    /usr/include/linux/if.h:130: error: redefinition of `struct ifreq’
    /usr/include/linux/if.h:180: error: redefinition of `struct ifconf’
    make[3]: *** [NetworkManager-NetworkManagerDevice.o] Error 1

  7. cgoetz says:

    … here are some contribution pages providing packages, howto pages and a Gnome build procedure (Gnome-

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