[Slackbuilds-users] "orphaned" scripts

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Fri May 30 00:52:50 UTC 2008

Keith Richie wrote:

> This is why I never submitted any of my SlackBuilds for mjpegtools, or 
> DVDStyler + it's other depends. I wouldn't want to submit something, and 
> not be able to maintain it. Not exactly wise for myself to do, 
> considering I've only just switched back to Slackware a few months back. 
> As it stands now, I have no plans of using another distro. But that's 
> what I said with 10.0(.1?) and Vector, and Debian, and Ubuntu, and ..... ;)
> Seems like the SlackBuilds team has enough work as it is.
> Take a look at Arch Linux's AUR to see what orphaned build scripts can 
> cause. A bunch of unmaintained build scripts of older software missing 
> updates/fixes and not compatible with the current release. They also run 
> into problems with 3-4 different build scripts of the same software.

Well, worst case scenario is that one of two things happens:

1. someone else who uses the software decides to take over maintaining
    it, and all is well.
2. it won't build by the time the next Slackware release goes out, and
    we'll remove it.


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