Slackware on Cubietruck

I (standing on the shoulder of others) have ported SlackwareARM to Cubieboard’s Cubietruck.

µSD image builder script is available @ (mirrored @ )

The script just requires a vanilla Slackware host (possibly even just any GNU/Linux host, haven’t tried.)
This gives you a very minimal system (even missing libmpfr, reinstall aaa_elflibs and/or mpfr packages during the first boot.)
See the script for more details and configuration variables.

I haven’t uploaded a ready-to-use image but if you ask nicely…

Some kind of Emacs on Android

  1. install Lil’ Debi (silently wish there was a Lil’ Slack)
  2. on the Android device (in an $(adb shell) or the Terminal app
    1. su
    2. /data/data/info.guardianproject.lildebi/app_bin/shell
    3. cd /etc/apt/
    4. sed -i ‘s|stable|testing|g’ sources.list
    5. apt-get update
    6. apt-get dist-upgrade
    7. sed -i ‘s|testing|unstable|g’ sources.list
    8. apt-get update
    9. apt-get dist-upgrade
    10. apt-get install emacs24-nox

slackpkg+, pourquoi, comment ?

Avant t’avais des scripts en pagaille pour installer les packages du Grand B.ob, le multilib du même Grand Bo.b, sans doute d’autres provenances louches aussi. Bref, la zone un peu dans ta Slackware™.

Arrive slackpkg+ !

C’est là : Le site de slackpkg+ Le .txz est là : L’URL du package proprement dit

Tu télécharges le bon package que tu installe (je t’apprends pas comment ça fonctionne, tu sais déjà (et si pas tu communiques avec la communauté ou/et moi, ‘k))

Tu édites /etc/slackpkg/slackpkgplus.conf pour configurer tes petits repositories préférés. Moi j’ai fait ceci :

Tu regardes si des fois t’aurais pas blacklisté du superflu dans /etc/slackpkg/blacklist

et là, l’air nonchalant mais content de toi tu

et tu danses dans la joie.


Following an unfortunate update tinuage, your host’s host, fell sick and pucked away all it binaries. Spent maybe 3 hours, with maybe 45 minutes not just watching terminal lines flying by, rebuilding tinuage from scratch (ThrustVPS’ most recent Slackware image is a 13):

1. backup what can be saved
2.install image
3.connect to it

4. create a normal user
5. reconfigure what needs to be
6. restore WP backups

But I can’t  follow -current here as the latest glibc requires a kernel 2.6.32 minimum and this runs an positively ancient 2.6.18 (really?!). Oh well, I guess I’ll learn what it feels like running stable software…


To remember to use screen and have the basic commands memorized I added this at the end of my ~/.zshrc

(full config available @


Poor man’s Emacs Scrabble®-mode

An itch I had,
Scratch it I did.

Listen, listener, for here is my story…

Since time’s dawn I’ve enjoyed playing scrabble, then I moved far east. While in Việt Nam my usual, some might say traditional, playing partners went amiss and withdrawal started to show its head. FOSS, as always, came to the rescue and first brought the ancestral xscrabble, then eliot, and lastly scribble. Lovingly I packaged these gifts for my BFF Slackware @

But still, user interaction with xscrabble and eliot is far from ideal, requiring a lot of clicks. Scribble is near perfect (if for the lack of a french dictionary…) but where, might you ask, is the Emacs love‽ I too wondered and finally commited this:

et voilà, nice and neat.


But, what if I start a game, get distracted to another buffer, forget the on-going game, later want again to play and would be pleasantly surprised to have an on-going game? Glad you asked, so there you go:

mission accomplished, procrastinating goal achieved.

[my full emacs’ config is @]