[Slackbuilds-users] Checking Dependencies
dosnlinux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 19:45:32 UTC 2007
Usually SlackBuilds on slackbuilds.org do not check dependancies. A list of
dependancies should be placed in the
README<http://slackbuilds.org/guidelines/>file to let the person
downloading the script what other
SlackBuilds/Packages they would need to install before running the script.
On 2/23/07, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> I'm just starting to use SlackBuild scripts, primarily to make life
> for me when upgrading applications I use.
> One application that has always (even back when I used Red Hat) a PITA
> keep running with distribution upgrades is Gnucash. When I upgraded from
> -10.2 to -11.0 it stopped working. Over the past week or so I've spent too
> much time trying to get either a package (from Ken's submission to
> linuxpackages.net) or source to successfully build and run. However, to
> a long story short, only this morning did I realize that the gnucash
> contains a README.dependencies file. I'm working my way through that now,
> checking that everything is here or building new packages (using
> checkinstall) of the latest versions. For a minor application it certainly
> is a time consumer to keep it working.
> I have a working gnucash.SlackBuild, modified from Ken's by using
> components from another one (perhaps the sqlite.SlackBuild). To make this
> really usable, I would like to learn how to include dependency checking in
> the script and, when necessary, to update/install missing gnome stuff
> Of course, with a working script, I'll be happy to share it with you folks
> as well as the freerock and dropline folks, if they want it also.
> Where should I start reading?
> Richard B. Shepard, Ph.D. | The Environmental Permitting
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