SINP Beta 2 Released

August 9, 2007 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

This was an interesting release to work on, because much of the programming had to be done offline due to moving. Thankfully I found a library with wi-fi to test everything out, and I have access to the internet again.

As always you can download SINP at

Much of the work in this release was documentation and code clean up, especially anywhere there was a regular expression. Hopefully the code is a bit easier to read now.

I added a makefile (which was fun learning to do) so (un)installation is easier, and I added a man page.

sinp no longer sets any SlackBuild defaults (like $ARCH) except OUTPUT and TMP. The MD5sums of the downloaded source tarballs are no longer checked, and local repo support was gutted.  These will be back in 0.2 or later, but for now they just complicated things.

The last release had a nasty bug that kept it from working as documented. If you ran sinp without the -S option no search results showed up. This has been fixed so now everything works as expected.

The last thing to note is that using the SBOSearch (-S) works best only when you are searching for a slackbuild. The reason being that sometimes multiple results show up even when searching by the exact slackbuild name. This prevents sinp from downloading anything so the building process stops. Many times this happens because someone put dependancies in the list of search keywords when they submitted the slackbuild. (which can be helpful sometimes)

That’s about it. Enjoy 🙂


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  • 1. Ben  |  July 22, 2008 at 5:20 am

    I ran across a bug while trying to install virtualbox-kernel on Slackware 12.1. The compilation succeeded but Sinp tried to install “*1.6.2_2.6.24.5_smp-i486-1_SBo.tgz” rather than “virtualbox-kernel-1.6.2_2.6.24.5_smp-i486-1_SBo.tgz”.

    I simply installed manually with installpkg but the script failed at that last stage.

  • 2. dosnlinux  |  July 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for the bug report. SBo made some major changes to the search function of the site. This is probably why the script failed. Could you please tell me the exact command you used to to and install virtualbox kernel? I’ll make the changes as soon as I can.


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