[Slackbuilds-users] libtorrent and cppunit

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Sun Sep 20 18:19:17 UTC 2015

On 20/09/2015 20:02, David Spencer wrote:
> As you can see the md5sums are unchanged, those tarballs are exactly
> the same as originally on the author's site.  No doubt this was done
> because the author removed the original tarballs from the original
> tarball's download site.  The author has every right to do that, but
> it is a massive pain for everyone. Thanks to Edinaldo and Willy for
> finding alternative downloads and fixing the .info files.

Oftentimes RH/Fedora or Debian host orphans and I am grateful they do.

Only issue: they often both store it and it can be hard hard at times
to know which maintainer consider oneself upstream. As a result some
bugs can be fixed on a repo but not the other (and some patches can
be applied by one distribution but not the other).

As an example a patch to link newt to the bidi library was discarded
by Fedora because it caused an issue with their installer, but is applied
by Debian to allow bidi in dialog that they use in their text installer, 
e.g. for a mix of English and Arabic.


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