[Slackbuilds-users] templates and guidelines

Petar Petrov slackalaxy at gmail.com
Mon May 29 17:28:59 UTC 2017

Hi to all,

SBo provides templates that cover different sources types, as well as
slack-desc, README, etc. How about guidelines about package file
install locations? Something similar to what CRUX has:


for example:
- when is it advisable to install things to /opt
- where should jar files go
- extra binaries? should they go to /usr/libexec or /urs/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}

It will be useful if there is a template for .desktop files, when
provided by the SlackBuild maintainer.

Another thing. Versioning of packages installed from git sources.
Should it be the commit itself, like here:

or just the first 7 symbols? If so, should there be a git indicaterd somewhere:

or/and the date:

Providing proper download links to git sources has been a pain not
just for me, I believe. I was so frustrated, I found it necessary to
write a blog post about this, for my future reference:

Maybe there could be some instructions about this at SBo?

just thinking...



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