[Slackbuilds-users] /usr/share/ package subdirectories: to version ID suffix or not?

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Tue Jan 11 18:54:20 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robby Workman [mailto:rworkman at slackbuilds.org] 
> Sent: 11 January 2011 23:50
> To: SlackBuilds.org Users List
> Cc: SlackBuilds at catcons.co.uk
> Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-users] /usr/share/ package 
> subdirectories: to version ID suffix or not?
> On Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:01:07 +0530
> <SlackBuilds at catcons.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hello  :-)
> > 
> > Listing the package sub-directories of /usr/share shows the great
> > majority named simply by their packages and a few suffixed 
> with their
> > version identifiers.  Is this something SlackBuilds could usefully
> > standardise -- to use or not to use version suffixes?  
> We do what upstream does unless there's a compelling reason to
> change it (and things will still work after the change).
> A "standard" is great right up to the point where implementing
> it breaks stuff.  :-)
> -RW

Thanks Robby :-)

In the case of the xapian-omega build I'm working on now (more input from
the developer today so please don't publish the pending SlackBuild), the
upstream build uses a version suffix but their own package for Debian strips
it, leaving me free to do ... whatever I like!  I'll strip it unless you
advise to the contrary.


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