[Slackbuilds-users] 13.1

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Thu May 27 03:12:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, 26 May 2010 10:08:58 +0300
Ozan Türkyılmaz <ozan.turkyilmaz at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2010/5/26 Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org>:
> > On Wed, 26 May 2010 03:12:06 +0100
> > Eugen Wissner <belka.ew at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> we decided to use .tgz at least for 13.0
> >> http://lists.slackbuilds.org/pipermail/slackbuilds-users/2009-July/004281.html
> >
> >
> > As it turned out, we *did* make it configurable by passing an
> > alternate value to PKGTYPE when invoking the script, and that's
> > still the case.
> well because variable defined at the end of the script, any ordinary
> user can't see if PKGTYPE is a changable variable simply. moving to
> more user seeable place next to TMP etc would be much better.

An ordinary user doesn't care and won't be changing it anyway.
An ordinary user will accept the default.
An ordinary user that happens to be a bit extraordinary will 
know to edit the makepkg line, at which point (s)he will see
the PKGTYPE usage, at which point we're back to my previous

Sorry, but we're not changing this in the foreseeable future;
there's a consensus among the admins (and Pat too, for that
matter), so the issue is settled - let's all move on :-)

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