[Slackbuilds-users] Repology: a way to track potential updates
Konrad J Hambrick
kjhambrick at gmail.com
Mon Jul 2 19:10:46 UTC 2018
Nice touch Jeremy !
On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 1:56 PM, Jeremy Hansen <jebrhansen+SBo at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2018, 4:20 AM Matteo Bernardini <
> matteo.bernardini at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2018-07-02 12:08 GMT+02:00 Didier Spaier <didier at slint.fr>:
>> > <rant>
>> > Should we say "Thank you!" to a SlackBuild maintainer who provides an
>> > upgrade to a shared library so that the 172 packages that rely on it are
>> > now broken?
>> > </rant>
>> > Yes repology is an useful tool, but blindly upgrade all and every
>> > SlackBuild wouldn't be a good thing IMO.
>> > Have a good day,
>> > Didier
>> > PS Yes I know, the user has no obligation to apply an update. But not
>> > all users are aware of the possible consequences of doing that.
>> I totally agree.
>> let me say also that the ones who browse repology and then write to
>> maintainers "your SlackBuilds are outdated!" should take in account
>> the above: there could be a lot of different reasons why some packages
>> are not upgraded, not counting the false positives that repology often
>> list as "upgrades".
> I found I was losing track of what packages I was intending to keep at
> their current versions and for what reason, so I ended up creating a page
> on my github to allow me (and others) to easily see if I just wasn't aware
> of an update or if I specifically decided to not update that program and
> for what reason.
> That being said, I do use repology all the time so I can be made aware of
> some updates, then I can look over those updates and see if there's a good
> enough reason to update them. It's a great additional tool in the toolbox.
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