[Slackbuilds-users] recordmydesktop

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Sat Dec 3 13:03:26 UTC 2016

Le 03/12/2016 à 12:24, David Spencer a écrit :
>>> SBo provides a SlackBuild script for recordmydesktop. This software is
>>> already present in Slackware's [extra] repository.
>> Thanks
>> it slipped through our radar
>> It's removed in my branch along with DEP update in other packages
>> requiring recordmydesktop.
> But flashplayer-plugin and fltk are in extra/ ... and jdk :)
> It's really easy to forget about extra/ -- there should be a note in
> README if we are going to remove recordmydesktop (and fltk).
> Maybe we should keep flashplayer-plugin, because it needs to be
> updated regularly. And we should keep jdk, because we would need to
> explain where to find it, and what the difference is between jre and
> jdk, etc etc
About dependencies...

The guidelines say that REQUIRES "should not contain anything that is
part of Slackware itself."

So, strictly speaking the packages in extra/ being part of Slackware
should not be mentioned in the .info file.

But probably many users (including myself) assume that if they did a
"full" installation they already have all they need to build the new
package, but what REQUIRES and the README mention.

That's how I read the answer #23 of the FAQ and maybe I am not alone.

So I suggest that the packages in extra/ be listed in the README, as
dependencies and/or as "needed but available in extra/", case occurring.

And in that case it wouldn't hurt to mention them in the REQUIRES field
of the .info for the benefit of tools like sqg.

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