[Slackbuilds-users] anyone comtemplating a lightweight vim build?

Grant bugsplatter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 21:24:41 UTC 2006

On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 15:44:08 -0400, "Martin Lefebvre" <dadexter at gmail.com> wrote:

>I know this goes against slack packaging standards, and that I'll probably
>get my a** flamed, but back before we had vim 7.0 I had made a vim7
>package... the binary was called vim7, and I put it in /usr/local/bin (and
>properly documented in the slack-desc why it was put there)

Raises an interesting issue, I believe all add-on packages to a distro 
are site specific, therefore belong in /usr/local, it is the correct place 
according to the <whatsit> standard.

My other project (junkview) is almost ready for a SlackBuild, but 
converting the installer and operation to /usr vs /usr/local was an 
eye-opener for me.  Changes the permissions scheme I was using.

Slack does some things 'the old way', or more harshly, plain wrong, in the 
case of kernel source (something I know about), and in requiring root to 
build packages.

But I work around that, it's 'mostly harmless'...  The kernel location 
perpetrates some deprecated notions, but that's part of slack's charm, no?


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