[Slackbuilds-users] specifying slackware version in the slackBuilds
pc_warner at yahoo.com
Mon May 5 15:17:28 UTC 2008
Even if you do have access to the repo it would be quicker to simply check the .info or .slackBuild file to see what slackware version it is for instead of comparing it to what is in the repo. Either that, or people would just download a fresh copy just to be sure (sometimes the program version is the same in different repos), but that could waste bandwith.
The whole point is that if you have a folder full of slackBuilds, what version are they for? Say you have a package you want to install that was built with a slackBuild. What version was it built for? Having the slackware version information would be helpful in these cases.
Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 14:11:17 -0500
Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] specifying slackware version in the
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Having a version number associated with a script would be helpful if
you didn't have access to SBo repo, or a mirror.
On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Andrew Brouwers wrote:
> Hi Phil,
> What's the purpose, then, of segregating the repo's on
> slackbuilds.org? That's the reason why there are separate paths for
> different slackware versions (and why not all scripts are available in
> each of them).
> On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Phillip Warner
> > I think there should be something in the slackBuilds that says what
> > slackware version the script was designed for. I suggest specifying the
> > slackware version in the .info file and the .slackBuild file.
> > This can be useful for two purposes. One, it can help you to use the right
> > script for a certain slackware version (some differ in more than just subtle
> > ways). Second, it is also possible that having the version stated can
> > help you determine what slackware version the package was built for. This
> > is possible if the slackware version is mentioned in the .slackBuild file,
> > as it is included as a part of every SBo package. So, to determine what
> > version of slackware the SBo package is intended for, you can just look at
> > that file in the package.
> > --phil
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