[Slackbuilds-users] Grip update recommended -> latest version builds, installs and runs just fine

David Woodfall dave at dawoodfall.net
Sun Jun 26 23:30:50 UTC 2011

On (11:12 26/06/11), Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr> put forth the proposition:
>The SBo repository currently holds a very ancient version of the 
>excellent audio CD ripper Grip. Version 2.96 has no GNOME 
>dependencies, but it's *very* old, it still relies on GTK1.

What does the new version do that older one doesn't?

>I just experimented a bit, and found that the latest (GTK2) version 
>of Grip has indeed some GNOME dependencies (as well as id3lib), but 
>it's only something like less than a dozen, and what's more 
>important, they're all currently on offer on SBo. In fact the "only" 
>explicit dependency is libgnomeui, but this package in itself relies 
>on gnome-vfs, which in itself etc. you know the song with GNOME libs.
>Some quirks to build the application are still the same. The Makefile 
>has to be patched so as to use the internal cdparanoia (while the 
>builtin cdparanoia works equally well, so it's just a matter of 
>personal taste). Aside from that, the application builds OK, the 
>*.desktop entry is now fixed and doesn't have to be provided.
>I'm only posting this as a hint to the current package maintainer, 
>since I don't want to appear as a maintenance usurpator. In my humble 
>opinion, it's worth the while to upgrade the SlackBuild for Grip to 
>the latest version. The application runs just fine here, and it has 
>quite some more functionalities than the old version. These GTK1 apps 
>all have this sort of North Korean look about them (except XMMS, 
>which I still hold high in my esteem).
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