[Slackbuilds-users] [RFC] Adding features to .info format.

Lockywolf for_slackbuilds-users_mlist_2023-04-21 at lockywolf.net
Tue Nov 28 09:21:10 UTC 2023

Hello, colleagues

There have been repeated discussions about two features that the current
.info file format is missing:

1. aarch64 architecture. If in the past slarm64 was still an unofficial
   port, with -current it is official, and quite widely available, given
   the number of RPi machines available.

2. urls of the form https://example.test/address/ and
   https://example.test/address/1.json , which are either not supported
   by wget or can be mixed with each other, if downloaded into the same
   directory, which is especially bad with Golang and Haskell builds,
   which have many package-components, called 1.json.

To address this issue, I propose a backward-compatible change to .info
files format.

1. add DOWNLOAD_AARCH64 and DOWNLOAD_X86, a space-separated
   bash-string-list, identical in function to DOWNLOAD and

   DOWNLOAD_X86_NAME, space-separated _optional_ strings, which, if
   present, specify what the results of download should be named. If
   they are absent, current logic is not changed.

Please, consider the upsides and downsides of this RFC.

Your sincerely,
Vladimir Nikishkin (MiEr, lockywolf)

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