[Slackbuilds-users] KeePass.SlackBuild

Doogster thedoogster at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 22:53:13 UTC 2016

I would have suggested adding a KEEPASS_VERSION option to the plugin's

On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 12:39 AM, B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/26/16, Thomas Szteliga <ts at websafe.pl> wrote:
>> they should be placed in:
>>       /usr/lib/KeePass-${VERSION}/
>> And we can't really determine the version of Keepass
>> a user has installed in an extension SlackBuild, can we?
> Never used KeePass, but to play the devil's advocate...
> Why not? There's surely a way for a shell script to determine the version
> number. Maybe by running 'KeePass --version' or similar, or maybe even
> by just looking for the existence of /usr/lib/KeePass-* and using cut
> or whatever to get the version number. Not saying that's a great idea,
> but it's at least possible...
>> My suggestion is to install KeePass in
>>       /usr/lib/KeePass/
>> or just symlink /usr/lib/KeePass to /usr/lib/KeePass-${VERSION}
>> in doinst.sh.
>> This would make the creation of extension/plugin SlackBuilds
>> easier, or better - possible.
> Whether or not that's a good idea partly depends on whether compiled
> plugins are compatible from one KeePass version to another. If they are,
> then your idea sounds like the best answer. If they aren't, then the
> user's going to have to upgrade every plugin after upgrading KeePass
> anyway, and if it's like e.g. perl or older versions of irssi, trying
> to load an old/incompatible compiled module might cause the whole thing
> to segfault...
> Not being a KeePass user I can't answer that (looks like KeePass
> is written in C# and built with mono, so I don't know enough to even
> guess), but it's something you might want to investigate before making
> any final decisions.
> I haven't got a horse in this race though.
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