[Slackbuilds-users] suggestion for READMEs

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 18:32:50 UTC 2015

On 10/22/15, David Spencer <baildon.research at googlemail.com> wrote:

> You are welcome to steal from download_src in
> https://github.com/idlemoor/slackrepo/blob/master/libexec/functions.d/srcfunctions.sh

Thanks, that looks pretty thorough.

> The crucial thing is that Dropbox will do the right thing if and only
> if the user-agent string is 'wget' ... unfortunately some other sites
> will work only if the user-agent string is *not* wget. We can't win!

Needs to actually be 'Wget/1.14 (linux-gnu)' or similar, for dropbox. My
fingers are in the habit of typing "--user-agent wget" for sourceforge,
which works there, but not dropbox...

>> - Sourceforge URLs should never mention a specific mirror site,
> This is an excellent summary... wasn't this an official SBo Policy long
> ago?

I remember it being mentioned, but not sure if it was mentioned in the
submission guidelines on the site.

> For me, the biggest problem of all is the ever increasing number of
> SlackBuilds that only work with filenames that were downloaded without
> content-disposition.

I like doing this in my builds:

tar xvf $PRGNAM-$VERSION.tar.gz || tar xvf v$VERSION.tar.gz

Maybe another item for the guidelines?

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