[Slackbuilds-users] REQUIRES="%README%"

Erik Hanson erik at slackbuilds.org
Sun Mar 2 06:55:03 UTC 2014

On Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:15:52 +1300
Klaatu <klaatu at straightedgelinux.com> wrote:

> I don't recall the exact nature of "%README% actually being declared
> when it got started back in 2012 due to this message:
> http://lists.slackbuilds.org/pipermail/slackbuilds-users/2012-July/008898.html
> In my understanding, it notes that there is additional info required in
> order to make good use of the build. Could be anything - optional
> dependencies, alternative dependencies, special setup notes, special
> VARIABLES that might be added before the build command...whatever.
> I think the idea that a README file ought to be read was brought up in
> that thread already, as well, but the REQUIRES line was still added to
> .info, so I feel that using %README% as a more generic flag makes sense.
> In other words, it's sort of a boolean, in my view:  either this build
> is safe for blissful, blind parsing of REQUIRES, and automatically
> building - or else it is not.

It being viewed as a boolean, as you described above, was the original
intention. %README% should be listed alone, not mixed in with deps. That
was a decision made specifically to stop automated scripts. I realize it's
not always used this way, and that's unfortunate.

Erik Hanson
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