[Slackbuilds-users] Audio SlackBuilds

David Spencer baildon.research at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 20 14:29:45 UTC 2018

Sorry for the thread-drift, and of course thank you for the music Heinz :)

>   Could a script using curl and run by cron.weekly (for example) search
> source URLs, check whether the downloadable version differs from the local
> version, download it if it is, and send a message to the user that an
> updated version has been collected?

This is fundamentally flawed, because the existing URL is (hopefully)
version specific, so to find a new version you'd have to guess the URL
template and guess the next version number. It's futile. So of course
Fedora tries to do it this way with Anitya

A different approach is Repology https://repology.org/ which uses the
many eyes of multiple distros and catalogues the available versions --
of course the above Fedora method is included by reference ;)

But a really good maintainer will subscribe to the upstream projects'
mailing lists.


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