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

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Thu Jan 2 23:09:29 UTC 2020

On Thu, 2 Jan 2020 11:59:19 +0000
mcmurchy1917techy via SlackBuilds-users <slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org> wrote:

> 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 docker.

I'd recommend sticking to released tarballs if possible; oftentimes
the git checkouts require stuff that's only present in the upstream
developers' environments.

> 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 work?

perl-xml-libxml needs to have an active SBo maintainer. If it does
not get one, the intent is for it (and anything depending on it)
to be removed eventually.

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