[Slackbuilds-users] mplayerplug-in

Alan Hicks alan at lizella.net
Mon Apr 2 20:13:22 UTC 2007

Robby Workman wrote:
> On the surface, I understand what you're saying, but...
> I'm with Hameleers on this one - that's too much of a slippery
> slope IMHO.  Unless other admins have a set of good criteria to
> use in determining when to make exceptions (send to -devel list),
> I think we'll continue with the current setup.

I agree, even though we do have something of a precedence in my postfix
SlackBuild script.  There the README explicitly states that openssl must
be installed to build postfix, and that openssl-so-libs is not enough to
satisfy that requirement.

As for exceptions, I think those should be on a case-by-case basis only,
and have to go up against strong prejudice.  I don't want SBo to turn
into yet another dependency manager for Slackware after all.  However, I
can see some instances where an oddball dependency might sneak in and
cause trouble for some people.

I recall when Pat got sick and the SlackSec project started up, that
samba released a new version to fix a vulnerability in previous
versions.  Using Pat's build script, I couldn't compile samba on my
machine.  For some reason, it required xfsprogs[0], and seeing as I
didn't have an xfs file system, I hadn't installed that package.
Something that off-the-wall, probably deserves mention in the README.

[0] That dependency has since been removed.

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise,
Than for a man to hear the song of fools.
Ecclesiastes 7:5

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