[Slackbuilds-users] .info file variable expansion

Konrad J Hambrick kjhambrick at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 23:38:58 UTC 2023

On Sat, Feb 25, 2023 at 9:02 AM Jeremy Hansen <jebrhansen+SBo at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Feb 25, 2023, 6:23 AM Petar Petrov <slackalaxy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do not intend to sound nagging, but why not implement such a feature
>> in order to make maintainers' job easier?
>> -petar
> I can't speak on whether or not it's worth adjusting everything to support
> variables in there, but if it's just a simple version bump and the version
> is the only thing that needs to be changed in the url(s), you can use a
> script to update the versions pretty easily.
> I made my own script that will update all instances of the version number
> in the .info and .SlackBuild, reset the build number, download the
> source(s), calculate the md5 for those sources and update that field in the
> .info, and check the copyright year in the SlackBuild.
> https://github.com/bassmadrigal/scripts/blob/master/version-bump.sh
> It doesn't work for every script, but should work for most. Most of the
> time, it's a very quick way to update everything and not miss the little
> things (like resetting the build number). Occasionally, I'll still need to
> manually adjust the download link and calculate my own md5, but over the
> years I've been using this, it makes updating most of my SlackBuilds
> breezes. It's definitely made my job easier.
> Jeremy

Nice Script Jeremy.

It's a keeper.

I will use it to update my x.info and x.SlackBuild next time.


-- kjh
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