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Hi, I need to install webkit. Slackbuild for webkit is taking very long. Is there some other way or am i doing something wrong?...
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    Question Slackbuild webkit taking very long


    Hi,
    I need to install webkit. Slackbuild for webkit is taking very long. Is there some other way or am i doing something wrong?

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    Hard to say. What are you doing?

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    hi,
    I got the slackbuild from slackbuild.org and ran the build script. Intially i got some errors due to dependent components not present which I installed. When i finally ran the buildscript it wouldn't stop. I finally had to kill the process after 60 mins.

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    Here's something you can try to get some insight into where it's hanging.
    Insert these two lines in the buildscript after the #!/bin/sh line:
    set -x
    exec 2>/tmp/buildscript.out

    Launch the build script, and in another terminal window do:
    tail -f /tmp/buildscript.out

    You'll see a trace of what the script is doing, and should be able to see where it's hanging. Work from there. Depending on your system specs, though, the build could just take more than 60 minutes, I have not examined the webkit build package to get a feel for how long it might take.

    With the extra information you provided, you might get some better advice from some of the Slackware experts around here. I'm mostly a Red Hat/Fedora guy.

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    The build keeps going for (more than) an hour? Or does it stall?

    Because depending on the speed of your system, compiling from source can take quite a long time. An hour is not unheard off
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    I found that building firefox/xulrunner took about a day on my 2.1Ghz machine. Something you could do is run the build with an adjusted niceness, if you don't plan on using your computer very intensely while it is running.

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