[Slackbuilds-users] Is it worthwhile for a ports like package manager for Slackware

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Sun Feb 18 20:47:28 UTC 2018

Le 18/02/2018 à 21:19, B Watson a écrit :
> On 2/18/18, Didier Spaier <didier at slint.fr> wrote:
>>> When installing software, if a package is available through slapt-get,
>>> it will install it, otherwise it will install it through slapt-src. If
>>> any SlackBuild dependencies are available through slapt-get, it will
>>> install them through slapt-get.
> This sounds like a recipe for disaster.

Possibly,indeed, it it's misused. 

> SBo packages are tested with
> dependencies from SBo, this thing would install binaries from elsewhere if
> it can find them?

>From elsewhere but not from anywhere.

I did my best to warn at least the Slint users, cf.
which links to:

But have all users read the docs won't happen, I know...
> Right now there's a guy on IRC complaining that alienbob's vlc package
> segfaults, and it turns out to be because he's using SBo's qt5 instead
> of alienbob's. Mixing and matching repos is the cause, in other words.

Yes. Incidentally that's why I ended up including in the Slint repo a
vlc-2.2.8 package built against qt4, using Eric's SlackBuild.

Cheers, Didier

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