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

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Thu Jan 31 19:01:22 UTC 2019

> Could I ask: Is it at all acceptable to submit an entry which does not
> download a source tarball but does a 'git clone' instead? Browsing
> through existing packages I could not find any which do this but it
> seems an obvious way to keep an entry up-to-date without maintainer
> updates to the Slackbuild script, albeit at a higher risk of future
> changes to the source breaking the build ?

We prefer a released tarball

If upstream doesn't release any tarball, the maintainer must make one by
cloning the repository at some point and host it somewhere public.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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