[Slackbuilds-users] Chromium in Slackbuilds

James Diamond jim.diamond at acadiau.ca
Thu Dec 20 00:57:37 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 17:40 (-0700), Jeremy Hansen wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 5:06 PM James Diamond via SlackBuilds-users <
> slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 16:00 (-0700), Jeremy Hansen wrote:

>>> On Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 1:55 PM JCA <1.41421 at gmail.com> wrote:

>>>> Why not simply officially adopt the AlienBob version?

>>> His SlackBuilds typically go against SBo requirements, namely downloading
>>> things within the SlackBuild script. There's nothing wrong with doing
>> that,
>>> it's just not allowed by SBo.

>> Just out of curiosity, why is that not allowed?  I can see a certain
>> virtue in consistency of action, but at the same time, there are
>> things to be said for reducing tedious activities.  (Thus, I suppose,
>> the reason for tools that download the SBo information, figure out
>> what needs to be downloaded, downloading it if it is not already
>> downloaded, and then doing the build.)

> Between downloading the SlackBuilds tarball from the site and
> downloading the files in the .info, everything should be able to be
> done offline.  They do not want the scripts to be downloading things
> while they run...  everything that needs to be downloaded needs to
> be listed in the .info.

Sure, but that is more of a description of "what they say", as opposed
to "why they say it".  I'm really interested in the rationale,
although as you say...

> With a quick run through the site, I didn't see any official
> documentation that spells this out specifically, but I have seen it
> mentioned many times in this mailing list as something to be
> corrected when it slips by (many times with python packages).

Thanks for your thoughts.


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