[Slackbuilds-users] some newbie questions

slakmagik slakmagik at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 00:37:02 UTC 2010

On 2010-08-10 (Tue) 17:21:09 [-0400], Felix Pfeifer wrote:
> Hi,
> the w3m slackbuild is only available in 12.2 repository. And for 13.1
> i needed to patch the script. Is the normal way to get it into the
> 13.1 repository to write the maintainer and ask him if he agrees that
> i take over maintainance?

I announced I was letting that one go on 09-09-14. You're welcome to it.

> I would like to submit emacs-w3m, but w3m is a dependency for
> that, so i think w3m needs to be in the same repository, doesn't it?


> I submitted launchpadd and pd-extended. I found out that i made mistakes
> in both slack-desc files. What if i just submit it once more? Will the
> old files be overwritten, or do i have to ask someone to remove them?

You have to ask for them to be removed. As a general principle, I advise
joining #slackbuilds on freenode for such requests and reserve the
mailing list traffic for more useful, longer-lasting stuff, though this
list is also an option for those requests.

> And last question: pd-extended is actually the same like pd. It is an
> older version of pd and comes with a bunch of plugins (also called
> externals). Installing both can work, but i didn't test it, so not many
> people will install both (if any). What should i do in this case?
> (Pd-extended is never available in the same version than the
> vanilla version of pd. There are a few good reasons for a few people
> to run pd vanilla, but the mainstream user will work with pd-extended.)

Not sure how to answer this, as I'm completely unfamiliar with pd in
either version. I'll defer to an SBo-admin-type. But I'd guess that, if
they serve distinct purposes and don't interfere with one another, it'd
be accepted as just another package.

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