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

David Woodfall dave at dawoodfall.net
Tue Mar 4 07:03:49 UTC 2014

>What do we -- users and maintainers -- think about this?  Is it worth
>being more consistent?

I think that two things are mandatory: reading the README and reading
the .info, for dependencies.

The web interface does this nicely and tools like sbopkg also have the

Should it be in the REQUIRES? 

1) I'm of the opinion that it only serves to remind people to do what 
they should have done already anyway.

2) I think REQUIRES should contain deps and only deps. It shouldn't be
a place to add notes.

Nevertheless, I do understand that it can be used to stop automated
tools from processing blindly. So I get that point of view too.

I wouldn't shed any tears if we stopped using it.

Just my tuppenny worth.


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