[Slackbuilds-users] What if we `source`d the version number

Eugen Wissner belka at caraus.de
Tue Jan 4 21:40:33 UTC 2022

Yeah, would be nice. Slackware’s Slackbuilds try to determine the
version automatically based on the tarball in the directory, which
doesn't always work if I have multiple tarballs in the directory. And
the SBo SlackBuilds have the same information in two places; don't
repeat yourself.

On Wed, Jan 05, 2022 at 10:10:03AM +1300, Klaatu wrote:
> Why do we define the VERSION for a package in two separate files?
> What if we replaced this line in foo.SlackBuild:
> with this instead:
> . ./$PRGNAM.info
> The VERSION variable would get imported from a consolidated location (the 
> .info file).
> It seems to make more sense to me, and it makes trivial upgrades (the ones 
> where I go in and just bump a version number to something I want to build) a 
> one-file task.
> Thoughts?

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