[Slackbuilds-users] Advice on guide lines for Slackbuilds of old (workable) code

Nick Warne nick at linicks.net
Mon Nov 4 17:29:30 UTC 2013

Nick Warne wrote, On 03/11/13 12:11:
> On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 10:52:03PM -0500, Robby Workman wrote:
>> On Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:18:48 -0400
>> B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> So wouild it be acceptable for me to host it, and do a buiold
>>>> script for other users?  Or is that not acceptable?
>>> If we're voting, I vote yes... assuming the license allows you to
>>> redistribute (e.g. sun/oracle java doesn't allow redistrib, even tho
>>> it's a free download from their site).
>>> Following the pattern of existing build names, I'd call it
>>> "googleearth-legacy" or similar.
>> Yeah, what he said.
> OK, I just looked inside the untarred file structure, and there is no licence statement as such, just a copy of gplv2 (gpl.txt).
> So I guess it will be ok to redistribute.
> I am just waiting on someone else who showed interest to download it and test all is Ok on his lowly laptop.
> If so, I will look at doing a package.

Well, I still need someone to test this for me if it does work on 
old[er] machines other than mine.

If you are interested:


Full instructions included.

But thinking, it really doesn't need a slack package... thoughts?


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