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Pkgmk is a command line tool used in the Slackware Linux distribution for creating packages from source code. It stands for "Package Make" and is part of the pkgtools package. Pkgmk simplifies the process of building and packaging software by automating the compilation, installation, and organization of files. It takes a build script called a "pkgbuild" that specifies the necessary instructions and dependencies for building the package. Pkgmk retrieves the source code, compiles it, and installs it into a temporary root directory, where it then creates a package from the files. The resulting package can be easily installed, upgraded, or removed using the package manager. Pkgmk provides flexibility and control over the packaging process, allowing users to customize the build options and incorporate any necessary patches or modifications.

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