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# procps 3.2.8
# ============
# Slack bundles procps, psmisc, and procinfo together in the 'procps'
# package.  If you're replacing it with the source versions of each one,
# run through each howto in that order.

# Slackware 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1: procps 3.2.7
# Slackware 13.37: procps 3.2.8

# Originally there was this procps:
# (Michael Johnson's - the original author)
# Then after a period of inactivity, two different branches of the original
# code became active.  I don't know who came first, I don't care.  One was
# this one (the two co-authors both have a page for it):
# (Robert Love)
# (Rik van Riel)
# and there was this one:
# (Albert Calahan)
# From what I understand, some distributions were using one, others were
# using another.  Slackware 8.1 ran the Rik van Riel/Robert Love one,
# Slackware 9.0 changed to the Albert Calahan one, Slackware 9.1 switched
# back again, and Slackware 10.0 now runs the Albert Calahan one again.  Due
# to all of the confusion, I previously had both versions covered here.
# A while back I went through the howto and noticed that the Rik van
# Riel/Robert Love version's download URL came up 404 (file not found).  I
# looked around, couldn't find an alternate download locatation.  I wrote
# Robert Love asking about it, never got a reply.  At one point Albert
# Calahan wrote to me giving me his thoughts on the matter and a few
# pointers.  So, as of right now, I've dropped the Rik van Riel/Robert Love
# version.  It appears to have finally died and become inactive.

# If you have Slack 7.0 (upgrade!), you may need to "make -i" to build this.
# Doing that will most likely skip compiling top, but everything else should
# be OK.  I no longer have access to anything that old, so this may no
# longer be true.

# Below I just blow away existing library files before running 'make
# install' to ensure that extra files aren't left behind that are no longer
# needed.  If you run a production system with multiple local users (or some
# daemon) that may be using something linked with libproc, you'll want to
# skip that part below and you should clean up old files manually after
# you're done installing procps.

# Below we skip the installation of procps' 'kill' because util-linux also
# has one.

test -f installed/procps-3.2.8.tar.gz && mv installed/procps-3.2.8.tar.gz .
test ! -f procps-3.2.8.tar.gz &&
mkdir -p -m 0700 src
cd src
find -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "procps-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tar xzvf ~/procps-3.2.8.tar.gz
cd procps-3.2.8
test $UID = 0 && chown -R root:root .

# Build it, telling it to build 'w' showing the FROM column

# If make failed and you use a recent version of make, like >= 3.81,
# you may need to make a change to the Makefile to get it to build.
cat Makefile | \
sed 's%^-include \*/ proc/ ps/' \
test -s &&
(mv -f Makefile Makefile.old
  mv -f Makefile

# Become root to install it

# Older versions of this (and the other) procps used to include 'oldps':
rm -f /usr/bin/oldps /usr/man/man1/oldps.1

# Remove the Slackware package and old shared library files
test -x /sbin/removepkg && /sbin/removepkg procps
rm -f /lib/* /lib/libproc-*.so

# Install it
make SKIP='/bin/kill /usr/share/man/man1/kill.1' install
mv -f /usr/bin/free /bin/
( cd /usr/bin ; ln -sf /bin/free ; ln -sf /bin/ps )

# Become yourself again

mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/procps-*.tar.*
mv procps-3.2.8.tar.gz installed/

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