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

Konrad J Hambrick kjhambrick at gmail.com
Sun May 27 10:26:22 UTC 2018

Thanks for the interesting info Chris.

I didn't look for fltk in extra/ when I built it for FLSynclient -- I went
straight for the SBo fltk.SlackBuild.

And had I known about the official extra/ Package ... I would have been
confused without knowing why to use SBo over extra/

-- kjh

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 4:17 AM, Christoph Willing <
chris.willing at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> 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.
> chris
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