slack - configuration management program for lazy admins

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename slack_0.15.2-9_all.deb
Package name slack
Package version 0.15.2
Package release 9
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin implemented-in::perl role::program
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Andrew Pollock <>
Download size 34.56 KB
Installed size 117.00 KB
slack tries to allow centralized configuration management with a bare
minimum of effort.  Usually, just putting a file in the right place
will cause the right thing to be done.  It uses rsync to copy files
around, so can use any sort of source (NFS directory, remote server
over SSH, remote server over rsync) that rsync supports.


Package Version Architecture Repository
slack_0.15.2-9_all.deb 0.15.2 all Debian Main
slack - - -


Name Value
perl -
rsync -


Type URL
Binary Package slack_0.15.2-9_all.deb
Source Package slack

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install slack deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install slack




2016-08-30 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (1:0.15.2-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Applied patch from Dominic Hargreaves to fix FTBFS with '.' removed from
perl's @INC (closes: #835491)
2016-06-25 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (1:0.15.2-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Epoch bump to address any issues with that other slack package that
subsequently got renamed to slack-desktop (closes: #826895)
* debian/control: bump Standards-Version (no changes)
2015-06-09 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: remove unnecessary dependency on perl-modules (closes:
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
* debian/control: unversion dependencies on perl and rsync
* debian/rules: convert to dh7 format
* debian/control: add build-dependency on rsync so tests work
2014-05-26 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/watch: updated to use contribution from bartm
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
2012-02-13 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Converted to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
* debian/rules: added build-{indep,arch} targets
2010-10-27 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/docs: add some additional upstream documentation
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version
* debian/control: added ${misc:Depends} to dependencies
* debian/control: made debhelper versioned build-dep >= 6.0.7~
* debian/rules: invoke dh_lintian
* debian/slack.lintian-overrides: override non-standard-dir-perm for
2008-08-01 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-3) unstable; urgency=high
* debian/prerm: handle an empty /etc/slack.conf in a less destructive manner
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
2008-04-22 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/watch: updated for new upstream location
2008-04-22 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.15.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* The "Yay, upstream has stopped shipping a debian directory!" release
* New upstream release
* debian/rules: maintain mode 0700 on /var/{cache,lib}/slack
2008-03-22 - Andrew Pollock <>
slack (0.14.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* The "I'm sick of waiting for Sundell to make an upstream release without a
debian directory" release
* debian/watch: corrected URL
* debian/control: bumped Standards-Version (no changes)
* debian/rules: moved all the action to the binary-indep target

See Also

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slang-curl_0.2.1-6_i386.deb transfer files using HTTP and FTP from S-Lang
slang-expat_0.5.0-3_i386.deb S-Lang bindings for the expat XML parser
slang-gdbm_1.7.1-7+b1_i386.deb access to GDBM databases from S-Lang
slang-gsl_0.7.0-6+b1_i386.deb GNU Scientific Library binding for S-Lang
slang-pvm_0.1.5-13_i386.deb PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) interface for S-Lang
slang-sqlite_0.4.0-4_i386.deb S-Lang bindings to the sqlite3 database library
slang-tess_0.3.0-7_all.deb regression testing system for the S-Lang scripting language
slang-wildcard_0.5.0-3_i386.deb adds a wildcard match function to S-Lang
slang-xfig_0.2.0~.117-2_i386.deb produce plots and drawings through Xfig's fig2dev in S-Lang
slapd-contrib_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_i386.deb contributed plugins for OpenLDAP slapd
slapd-smbk5pwd_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_all.deb transitional package for slapd-contrib
slapd_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_i386.deb OpenLDAP server (slapd)
slapi-dev_2.4.47+dfsg-3+deb10u1_i386.deb development libraries for OpenLDAP SLAPI plugin interface
slapi-nis_0.56.2-1_i386.deb NIS Server and Schema Compatibility plugins for 389 Directory Server