[Slackbuilds-users] fltk should not be in SBo?

Christoph Willing chris.willing at iinet.net.au
Sun May 27 09:17:15 UTC 2018

On 27/05/18 17:42, Matteo Bernardini wrote:
> 2018-05-27 9:35 GMT+02:00 Christoph Willing <chris.willing at linux.com>:
>> Since there is an fltk package in extra, should SBo still have
>> libraries/fltk in its repo? The version numbers are identical so I don't
>> see any added value and I have a vague notion that we don't replicate
>> packages which already exist in stock Slackware.
> we assume our scripts are run on Slackware full installations and
> those don't include stuff in /extra, so we provide also SlackBuilds
> for things that you can find there (like flash, jdk, fltk...) in
> particular when they are needed as dependencies of something else.

OK, fair enough. I guess an advantage of the SBo versions is that they
could be updated, or other build options included, if desired (whereas
Slackware -stable packages need a strong reason to be changed).

At the same time, it can be confusing to have multiple versions around -
see the recent thread "Odd Directory Name in
OpenSceneGraph-3.5.5.tar.gz" as an example - unless one already knows
about them. Perhaps it would be good to add something about this in each
relevant README, including what the advantage of each package might be.
In the case of fltk, the versions are identical and it's not clear what
the advantage(s) of one over the other might be.


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