[Slackbuilds-users] Dependency cleanup after package removal

Kyle Guinn elyk03 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 01:33:13 UTC 2020

On 6/23/20, Erich Ritz via SlackBuilds-users
<slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> On Jun 23, 2020, 5:27 AM, Fellype < fellype at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all!
> Just a comment/suggestion related to reverse deps:
> Then, it would be useful to have a field called "OPTIONAL" or
> "USEDIFINSTALLED" in the .info files for cases like this.
> Best regards,
> Fellype
> Hi Fellype,
> The problem is everyone's list of optional deps they actually use will be
> different. If you are using sbopkg or slackrepo (or other tools I'm not
> familiar with), then you will have a list of your optional deps locally.
> That's why the suggested solutions so far make use of this user-created
> information.
> Erich

The main purpose of putting these in an OPTIONAL variable is to assist
with automated searching.  Nobody wants to look through the README to
try to find these programmatically.


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