# [Slackbuilds-users] requirements in README files

insomniactoo at localnet.com insomniactoo at localnet.com
Mon Jul 9 23:29:27 UTC 2012

On Mon, 9 Jul 2012 23:57:40 +0100
"Greg' Ar Tourter" <artourter at gmail.com> wrote:

<snip>

> Adding dependency management is the not slackware way of doing thing
> and it is a can of worm that most people here would not want to see
> open. Slackbuilds.org follows very closely the way Slackware works and
> the slack-required file is not part of slackware package standard and
> therefore doesn't really have a place in the slackbuild packages made
> available here.
>

<snip>

>
> ArTourter
>

+1. Sure, having a few tabs open can be a PITA, but I'd rather do it that way
than have software that can't possibly do it correctly, no matter how good it
is. Doing it all myself I *know* it's done right and that I have all I need
and that it all built right and got installed correctly. Besides, those of us
on dial-up couldn't do the 'dependency software' thing without it tying up
the phone line for who knows how long. That's a major reason I came to
Slackware - the dependency stuff isn't *mandatory* like on many other
distros. I can get the one app I'm looking for and the 1 or 10 dependencies
that that app *only* needs, not 30 that my whole system needs to make it run
and would take days to download on dial-up.

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