[Slackbuilds-users] Future Build Scripts

Niklas 'Nille' Åkerström nille.kungen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 09:38:52 UTC 2009

Timothy Pollard wrote:
> 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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Scripts doesn't gain anything from the new format since the space and 
bandwidth doesn't matter on SlackBuilds. (and i can't see that the few 
sources that SBo host would use the new compression format due to 
backward capability since then they would need to have them twice on the 
And since the only difference is .txz or .tgz in the builds then you can 
use what you want when you build them.
So i don't find this very important and i don't think that the SBo team 
decided yet but as far as i care .tgz will still be fine.
Thats my 2cents


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