[Slackbuilds-users] file ChangeLog requested by wine.SlackBuild not present in wine-1.0-rc4 source

Alan Hicks alan at lizella.net
Fri Jun 6 20:27:46 UTC 2008

Didier Spaier wrote:

> I tried to use wine.SlackBuild (inteded for use with wine-1.0-rc2)
 > with wine-1.0-rc4, after having changed version number in the script.
> Unfortunately after compilation, wine.SlackBuild stopped for a
> missing ChangeLog file to copy.

> True, there isn't any in the archive I donwloaded from winehq.org. I
> should have checked the diff file on their website first: it shows
> Changelog is replaced by documentation/Changelog.Beta -- may-be they
> could have included a symlink to it but anyway...

> Robby, may be you could test files existence in the archive before
> attempting to cp it, or advise the user to check their presence if
> he/she uses the SlackBuild with a newer version ?

I don't think this is going to happen, not only because I know Robby, but 
because it is in my estimation a stupid idea.  The SlackBuild scripts are 
tested on one and only one version.  If you want to use them for another 
version, you get to deal with any problems (which are rare) that entails.

Moreover, the idea of essentially truing any operation that might fail 
because a newer version has changed things removes the entire point behind 
explicit failures!  If we were to do your suggestion, then why would we use 
"set -x" or "|| exit" at all?

The problem you are hoping for us to fix is one caused by changed upstream 
between versions.  Attempting to anticipate any of these problems is simply 

Send all complaints to Chess Griffin <chess at chessgriffin.com>.

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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