[Slackbuilds-users] Future Build Scripts
humanreadable at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 30 14:55:22 UTC 2009
Thanks for the reply Eric.
I'd like to offer a simple suggestion: make the package format a variable:
People then can modify scripts through a global environment variable for their preferred type of package format. Additionally, the variable can be set in sbopkg.conf.
Thanks everybody for your work and project!
--- On Mon, 6/29/09, Timothy Pollard <timp at timp.com.au> wrote:
> From: Timothy Pollard <timp at timp.com.au>
> Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] Future Build Scripts
> To: alien at slackbuilds.org, "SlackBuilds.org Users List" <slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org>
> Cc: "Darrell Anderson" <humanreadable at yahoo.com>
> Date: Monday, June 29, 2009, 2:14 AM
> On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 10:10:59 +0200
> Eric Hameleers <eha at alienbase.nl>
> > 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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