[Slackbuilds-users] Issue building new lyx-2.3.7-1

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sat Jan 7 21:23:30 UTC 2023

On Sat, 7 Jan 2023, B. Watson wrote:

> Note that Slackware package version numbers are not allowed to contain the
> dash/hyphen character, so whatever you do will have to be a bit fancier
> than setting VERSION="2.3.7-1". You'll have to set VERSION to something
> like 2.3.7_1 and add a bit of code to the script to look for the tarball
> with the - in the name.

Yes, I changed the package name and build script version number to 2.3.7.
There were fatal errors much further in the build process.

Prior versions of lyx used only periods to separate release numbers, and the
build script had no issues with so I assume the problem is in the

> Also, from your description, this isn't a bug in the script. The upstream
> for lyx released a tarball with the wrong directory name inside it (or
> anyway, "wrong" compared to how they've done things in the past; it's
> their project, they can do what they want).

I'm not on the lyx dev list but I've passed the build error to one of the
lead developers. In the meantime, works just fine for me ... except
it isn't building the index for a KOMA-Script book class document.



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