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

David Spencer baildon.research at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 3 12:44:40 UTC 2014

I must say thank you to everyone who is contributing to this
discussion.  To be honest, my aim in asking was not really to get a
clear answer about what we should be doing, but to encourage
maintainers to think more deeply about their own scripts and to
refresh the community's knowledge, and to find out whether it was
worth obsessing over 'right' and 'wrong' ways to do it.  It seems like
it isn't worth obsessing about.  Everyone who has explained their
reasoning has really helped!

B Watson's work sounds really interesting:

> I actually went through all the builds with %README% (hey, it was my day
> off, I was bored), the attached text file is the result. Each package's
> reason for using %README% is listed, along with Y or N (whether it has
> anything else in REQUIRES besides %README%).

It will be great to see that attachment :D I've been running a script
across the repo, which is what started me moaning in the first place,
but you've done a much better job ;-)

Thanks again to everybody

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