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Hi! I am Eric Hameleers (also known as Alien Bob).
I have been using Slackware for a long time now, but I am not a Slackware employee. I use these sites (http://alien.slackbook.org/ and http://www.slackware.com/~alien) to store my contributions to the Slackware community.

All of what I make available here is not official Slackware-released software. Do not bug Pat Volkerding about what you download from my homepage (other than to tell him he should include my packages in the official Slackware distribution if you find them valuable :-)

What I do like is to get feedback!

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.

Software

  • My SlackBuild repository - lots of Slackware packages plus their build scripts. Click to subscribe to the ChangeLog: RSS Feed
  • Scripts that act as DHCP client hooks (custom commands that execute when your IP address changes)
  • A patch for the hotplug net.agent script - you need this if you use Slackware 10.1 or older and have problems with wireless and WPA
  • I wrote a number of alternative installers for Slackware 11.0.
    As a bonus when you buy the official CD set of DVD, you will find those also in the directory /miniiso-pxe-usb-installers on the Slackware 11.0 DVD and on CD 5. This directory is not found on official Slackware mirrors.
    NOTE: Slackware 12.0 has officially supported USB and PXE installers in the directory /usb-and-pxe-installers so there is no need for me to have copies of them on my own site as well.
    • USB installer - boot from a USB stick instead of using a CDROM or floppies, and then install from an NFS server or local disk partition (or from a CDROM of course!
      I know some people who are unable to get their computer to boot from the Slackware CDROM for instance)
    • A PXE installer - with this you can boot from the network instead of using a CDROM or floppies
    • A mini ISO image of about 40MB which you can burn to a creditcard-sized CDROM to boot, and install packages from an NFS server or local hard disk.
  • My scripts, patches and instructions to build a Slackware 11.0 or 12.0 install-CD equivalent that fits on a USB flash key (256 MB or bigger). This is different from the 'USB installer' above. That 'USB installer' uses a small image to boot from a USB stick, and then needs a DVD, CDROM set or NFS server where the packages are. This here, creates 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.
  • Some useful scripts I wrote (like the infamous mirror-slackware-current.sh)

Documentation/Articles

I installed DokuWiki which is a light-weight Wiki that is geared towards documentation generation. I will try and add some of my knowledge to these pages. If you have specific questions that you want to see answered here, please email me.

Contributors

Yalla1 took it upon him to add a section to the Wiki, focusing on “Slackware desktop baeutification”.


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