[Slackbuilds-users] git clone instead of downloading a source tarball

Jeremy Hansen jebrhansen+SBo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 15:15:18 UTC 2019

On Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 6:05 AM Noryungi <noryungi at gmail.com wrote:

> One additional question, then: if a tarball is required, is it acceptable
> to download a git repo as a zip file and use that in a SlackBuild?
> Many projects hosted on GitHub offer pre-packaged "releases", but these
> are almost always zip files, and not ".tar.gz" files.

I have an example with the picard-plugins package I maintain. They don't
provide any releases, so I link to a certain commit on github and that is
used as the source. Check out the .info and .SlackBuild for an example.


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