[Slackbuilds-users] Unmaintained builds - want any of these?

mcmurchy1917techy mcmurchy1917techy at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 2 11:59:19 UTC 2020

On 02/01/2020 08:41, Robby Workman wrote:
> Hello all,
> TL;DR version: if you would like to see any of the scripts on the
> following list stay around, please step up to maintain them.
> https://slackbuilds.org/DeadSBoBuilds
> Reply with which script you want, how you want to be listed in
> the .info file, and what email address you want listed there.
> Longer version: we're coming to terms with the fact that we
> simply don't have the personnel or the time to maintain all of
> the scripts here ourselves, so we (translation: B. Watson) ran
> through a got some lists of stuff that hasn't had any recent
> commits by their listed maintainers. The list posted above is
> NOT all of them - it's only the first batch (we're trying to keep
> this in bite-sized chunks). We don't have a specific timeline
> in mind at this point, but I'm thinking that any of these not
> claimed within a month or so will be removed from the repo.
> As always, thanks to our community for your support over the
> years!
> -RW
I use rdiff-backup. Had a look at it's most recent changelog and there's 
been a bit of activity recently. If I stepped up and offered to maintain 
it I might need a discussion on how to get started. I cloned it's git 
repository and tried to compile it, it complained about me not having 

perl-xml-libxml is in the DeadSBoBuilds list, but is a requirement for 
get-iplayer which is not in the DeadSBoBuilds list. How's that going to 


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