[Slackbuilds-users] specifying slackware version in the slackBuilds

Andrew Brouwers abrouwers at gmail.com
Sun May 4 19:08:08 UTC 2008

Hi Phil,

What's the purpose, then, of segregating the repo's on
slackbuilds.org?  That's the reason why there are separate paths for
different slackware versions (and why not all scripts are available in
each of them).


On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Phillip Warner <pc_warner at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I think there should be something in the slackBuilds that says what
> slackware version the script was designed for.  I suggest specifying the
> slackware version in the .info file and the .slackBuild file.
> This can be useful for two purposes.  One, it can help you to use the right
> script for a certain slackware version (some differ in more than just subtle
> ways).    Second, it is also possible that having the version stated can
> help you determine what slackware version the package was built for.  This
> is possible if the slackware version is mentioned in the .slackBuild file,
> as it is included as a part of every SBo package.  So, to determine what
> version of slackware the SBo package is intended for, you can just look at
> that file in the package.
> --phil
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