OK, this really has nothing to do with slackintosh other than the fact that I use pkgtools on OS X.
I also wondered about it some times ago. just a quick note, because it's really late here and 2 days of defcon ctf qualification are... uhm.. stressfull, well remeber that SlackBuild files extensively use GNU cp's "-a" switch which isn't supported by macosx BSD cp (however "-a" is just an alias for a bunch of options)
-- Marco Bonetti Slackintosh Linux Project Developer http://slackintosh.workaround.ch/
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