[Slackbuilds-users] Updates - 20170326.1
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Sun Mar 26 13:18:07 UTC 2017
nevermind my previous email, i just found the second email by idlemoor...
2017-03-26 5:50 GMT+03:00 David Spencer <idlemoor at slackbuilds.org>:
> Ok, I'm going to explain some of the small fixes we just made, but you
> are welcome to delete this email if you're not interested.
> * Make .desktop validate
> freedesktop.org has standards for .desktop files and a validator. We
> have run the validator on all the .desktop files in our repository and
> fixed the problems it reported.
> * Allow VERSION override
> It should be possible to try to run the SlackBuild script with a
> different version, for example 'VERSION=1.2.3 ./script.SlackBuild'
> But some really old scripts had never been updated to support this
> properly, so we finally got round to fixing them.
> * i486=>i586
> We are slowly changing to build with Slackware 14.2's i586 flags, but it
> is not a high priority, so normally we just do this whenever we are
> changing the script for some other reason.
> * Remove template comments
> We like to have comments for anything unusual in a script, but the
> comments in the templates are really just to explain how things work the
> first time you create a script. Otherwise they are just unhelpful noise.
> * Fix shebang
> SlackBuild scripts normally start with '#!/bin/sh'.
> Don't use '#!/bin/bash' unless the script really needs to be bash
> (this is almost never necessary).
> Don't use '#!/bin/sh -e', because '-e' won't work when the script is
> invoked with 'sh ./script.SlackBuild' or 'bash ./script.SlackBuild'
> * Fix slack-desc
> * Fix .info
> We have removed unnecessary whitespace in the slack-desc and .info
> files, because occasionally this can cause problems for automated tools.
> Also we have made sure that all the slack-desc files have the same
> formatting comments at the beginning, because there are people who can't
> count to 11 and don't understand how to use the handy-ruler :(
> * TAG and PRGNAM
> We've made sure that these variables are defined consistently in all the
> So that's what we have done and why we have done it. We hope these
> small fixes will make everybody's life easier, or at least, more
> predictable :)
> Thanks for reading this, and thanks again to B "Urchlay" Watson for the
> hard work preparing 900 individual commits.
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