slang-2.3.1

Introduction to slang

S-Lang (slang) is an interpreted language that may be embedded into an application to make the application extensible. It provides facilities required by interactive applications such as display/screen management, keyboard input and keymaps.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

Slang Dependencies

Optional

libpng-1.6.26, PCRE-8.39, and Oniguruma

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/slang

Installation of Slang

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Note

This package does not support parallel build.

Install slang by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --with-readline=gnu &&
make -j1

To test the results, issue: make check. Note that this will also create a static version of the library which will then be installed in the next step.

Now, as the root user:

make install_doc_dir=/usr/share/doc/slang-2.3.1   \
     SLSH_DOC_DIR=/usr/share/doc/slang-2.3.1/slsh \
     install-all &&

chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/libslang.so.2.3.1 \
             /usr/lib/slang/v2/modules/*.so

Command Explanations

--with-readline=gnu: This parameter sets GNU Readline to be used by the parser interface instead of the slang internal version.

make install_doc_dir=/usr/share/doc/slang-2.3.1 SLSH_DOC_DIR=/usr/share/doc/slang-2.3.1/slsh install-all: This command installs the static library as well as the dynamic shared version and related modules. It also changes the documentation installation directories to a versioned directory.

Configuring slang

Config Files

~/.slshrc and /etc/slsh.rc

Contents

Installed Program: slsh
Installed Libraries: libslang.{so,a} and numerous support modules
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/slang, /usr/share/doc/slang-2.3.1 and /usr/share/slsh

Short Descriptions

slsh

is a simple program for interpreting slang scripts. It supports dynamic loading of slang modules and includes a Readline interface for interactive use.

Last updated on 2016-11-21 12:46:57 -0600