[Slackbuilds-users] using $DOWNLOAD for alt. purpose

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Fri Aug 4 00:54:36 UTC 2023

> So I've got a few scripts that are 64bit only and have different binary 
> files to download for amd64 or aarch64. The scripts are setup to fail on 
> 32bit and I'd like to know if it'd be possible for me to use the 
> $DOWNLOAD for the aarch64 files, so I don't have to omit a otherwise 
> working script for the platform I mostly use.
> As-is this works with the tool "sboui" on my machines and automatically 
> gets the $DOWNLOAD on aarch64 and the correct one on x86_64 as well.
> Would it be acceptable to have the script itself fail on 32bit rather 
> than marking $DOWNLOAD=unsupported so we can offer support for the 
> aarch64 platform?
> Side note: is there any future plans to add a $DOWNLOAD_AARCH64 to the 
> .info?

As far as i can tell, no
Not all admins have access to ARM machines to test the script, so the 
best thing we can do is to offer parameter  flags for ARM architecture.



Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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