[Slackbuilds-users] How to get source hostet?

Ben Mendis dragonwisard at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 12:29:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:34 AM, Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér <
mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk> wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 07:25:00 +0100
> David Woodfall <dave at dawoodfall.net> wrote:
> > But as I see it source checkouts are liable to break from time to
> > time. A SlackBuild IMHO should always point to a tested/working
> > source.
> Which is why checking out a specific revision would yield the same
> result at pointing at a tarball over HTTP/FTP? I fail to see the
> difference in anything but ports and agent. I was considering it for
> Umplayer as well.
> Much worse with a package like Chrome where 'latest' is a moving target
> to say the least.

That's not necessarily true. History in a repository can be re-written so
even a specific revision could change over time.

> > Having said that I do keep a few dynamic SlackBuilds in my own repo,
> > with a big warning about what they do and suggesting that users
> > keep a backup of the last, previously working packages.
> I have often thought that if one has builds that do not entirely follow
> SlackBuild requirements but otherwise follow the conventions, it would
> be nice to be able to search for. But of course, while having
> such a database would be a godsend, keeping it current would be a slice
> of purgatory...
> > D.
> All the best,
> Morten
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> Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér
> mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk * www.syntaktisk.dk
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