[Slackbuilds-users] Updating a slackbuild

Dave Woodfall dave at slackbuilds.org
Tue Jan 19 12:33:22 UTC 2021

On 19/01/21 12:08,
Slackbuilds Users <slackbuilds-users at slackbuilds.org> put forth the proposition:
> Hi,
> I'm new here so please be gentle!
> I've updated the hyperscan slackbuild to use the latest version 5.4.0 and i
> noticed that by default the slackbuild won't build HSCollider which is an
> important testing module in Hyperscan. This is because Slackware64-14.2
> doesn't ship the required PCRE 8.41. Hyperscan will build and use PCRE 8.41
> if the source code is available in the hyperscan build directory and i've
> made a simple patch for this, but my question is whether it's frowned upon
> to wget files from within a slackbuild script ?
> Regards
> Iain

Hi Iain,

Slackbuilds are usually intended to work without needing a network
connection.  What we tend to do in cases like this is add the extra
source(s) to the .info file, and the slackbuild can move it to
wherever it needs to be.

Of course if it is something for your own use, you're free to do what
you like with it.  I have some on my website that clone from git, but
they would never be accepted by SBo.

Out of interest, did you test hyperscan with our pcre2, which is at
10.35 at the moment?



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