[Slackbuilds-users] fontforge

Dave Woodfall dave at slackbuilds.org
Wed Oct 21 17:47:08 UTC 2020

On 21/10/20 13:33,
B Watson <yalhcru at gmail.com> put forth the proposition:
> On 10/21/20, Matteo Bernardini <matteo.bernardini at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I was about to test it, but before trying I just want to be sure that
> > you have noted this bit in fontforge's README
> >
> > "NOTE: please remove previous version before building new version."
> I know from experience that trying to build a new fontforge without
> following this advice causes a build failure.
> A question for the maintainer: Why doesn't the SlackBuild check for
> this and abort or at least warn the user? It could be done with very
> little code, and would have saved however much time we've collectively
> spent thinking and writing about it, in this thread.

I'll add that this week.  I do something similar in Qt5 already.


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pinning you underneath.  At night, the ice weasels come.
	 --Friedrich Nietzsche
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