[Slackbuilds-users] Metacharacters in package names

Chris Abela kristofru at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 20:13:26 UTC 2018


I have written a short script that lists built packages on which no 
other package depends: 

It assumes that the user is using sbopkg and relies on rigorously 
maintained queue files.

The script wrongly lists tolua++ as an "apex package" as egrep (at line 
52) interprets the "+" metacharacter. May I suggest to avoid 
metacharacters in package names. In this case toluapp would have been a 
better choice, as per homepage: https://github.com/LuaDist/toluapp.

Thanks to all that maintain scripts. You make Slackware a better experience.

Chris Abela

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