[Slackbuilds-users] specifying slackware version in the slackBuilds

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Mon May 12 19:08:01 UTC 2008

pkw wrote:

> I'm potentially prepared to do the work, but I need to clarify one
> point.  It is only important to me if the meta-info of the target 
> slackware version lives *with* the package. [1]
> It would need to be in the package name itself or in the .SlackBuild.[0]

Well, if that's a requirement, then I think I should go ahead and
say this: I don't think we'll be adding it.

I just don't see a condition where that information is needed.
When doing a system upgrade, either the package still works or
it doesn't.  If it does, then leave it alone unless you just want
a newer version.  If it doesn't, then you rebuild it, ideally
checking for a newer version upstream and/or at SlackBuilds.org.

If you have a package lying around and it's not clear what version
it was compiled for, then you need a better system of organization.


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