How to Install Openbox on Slackware 14.0

In this article I will show you how to install OpenBox 3.5.0 on your Slackware 14.0 Linux Operating System.

As you may know, OpenBox is a lightweigh, fully customizable window manager. OpenBox is in the default repositories on Slackware 13.1 and Slackware 13.37, but it isn’t on Slackware 14.0 repositories.

To install OpenBox on Slackware 13.1 / 13.37, just type, as root: slackpkg install openbox

This is how to install OpenBox 3.5.0 from sources, on Slackware 14.0:

$ wget http://openbox.org/dist/openbox/openbox-3.5.0.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf openbox*.tar.gz
$ cd openbox*
$ ./configure
$ make
$ su -
# make install
# make clean

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One comment on “How to Install Openbox on Slackware 14.0
  1. yueyang says:

    hi Geekster,
    thank you blog, but it said “C compiler cannot create executables” when i run ./configure.

    gcc (4.7.1)
    pkg-config (0.25)

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