[Slackbuilds-users] Future Build Scripts

Timothy Pollard timp at timp.com.au
Mon Jun 29 09:14:14 UTC 2009

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:10:59 +0200 (CEST)
Eric Hameleers <eha at alienbase.nl> wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jun 2009, Darrell Anderson wrote:
> > When 13.0 is released, will the slackbuilds.org build scripts continue
> > supporting the older tgz format, the newer txz format, or the option to use
> > either?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > P.S. I'm not a member of the list.
> >
> > Darrell Anderson
> > http://humanreadable.nfshost.com/
> It's really quite simple Darrell:
> We are a site that hosts SlackBuild scripts, not packages. It is not about
> supporting any particular package format. If you want to use the old .tgz
> packages, then by all means edit the last line of the script and change the
> extension of the package which is going to be created. These scripts are not
> set in concrete.
> When we start adding scripts for Slackware 13.0 in our repository, you can
> expect that they will (or should) support *all* of Slackware 13.0's features
> - which includes the new package formats. When we sign off a script after our
> internal QA round we will have tested it on a full install of Slackware.
> Regards, Eric

To clarify, are we going to be building .tgz or .txz by default? I'm in favour
of .tgz because they'll archive faster, and disk space if fairly cheap, but I
don't really mind either way.

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