[Slackbuilds-users] New site feature: Advanced Search

Andrew Payne phalange at komputermatrix.com
Mon Jan 27 01:52:34 UTC 2020

Great job on this.  I really like this new search option.


> This is something I hope everyone will find useful.
> On the main slackbuilds.org page, there's now a link to "Advanced Search".
> Clicking the link will give you documentation on what the new search
> types are for, so I won't copy/paste that here. Its main purpose is
> the reverse dependency search, which will allow you to easily check to
> see what builds depend on yours.
> It's been a chronic problem at SBo: someone updates a build, without
> checking to see whether the update breaks anyone else's build. This tool
> will help you avoid doing that.
> Before you update a build, *please* take the time to either check that
> your update doesn't break anything that depends on it, or at least send a
> heads-up to the maintainers of those builds so they can do some checking
> of their own.
> Also, you might do a Maintainer search on "orphaned", to find builds
> that need a home.
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