[Slackbuilds-users] .info Feature Requests

Manuel Reimer Manuel.Spam at nurfuerspam.de
Thu Nov 15 20:25:55 UTC 2012

Klaatu wrote:
> This past summer we all discussed adding the REQUIRES field to .info, and I
> myself chimed in, saying that I could follow pre-determined conventions for
> dependency listings. Turns out, I've come to regret that a little, as I find
> it belabouring to cat both the .info and README files just to figure out what
> a pkg needs in order to get installed.

In best case, the content in the README would just be a copy of the REQUIRES line.

The real point here would be, that a machine readable REQUIRES field would allow 
tools like "sbopkg" to fully automatically install the program, you want, even 
if it has ten or more dependencies.



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