[Slackbuilds-users] Proposal for build scripts

Andrew Payne phalange at komputermatrix.com
Tue Mar 9 17:55:13 UTC 2021

I have a script here to do this. Like you, I don't use the automated 
tools, I just wanted to automate the download and checksum process, 
especially with sprawling dependency lists.


On Fri, 5 Mar 2021, UpNort wrote:

> Hi All,
> Proposal: SBo build scripts check locally for the downloaded sources and 
> validate the md5sum.
> I always hen-pecked my way through SBo to build the packages I want. Doable 
> on a single package basis. Now that I am trying to help test Current with at 
> least the packages I use, I notice some inefficiency at my end.
> The Current git clone (fork) does not contain the sources. That's ok and I 
> don't expect that, even with the parent SBo site.
> Yet when I copy a specific SBo package directory to a build environment, the 
> sources still do not exist locally. While the parent SBo site has links to 
> the sources, with the git clone I have to open the info file to find the 
> upstream location and manually download.
> Perhaps all SBo scripts could automate this. Before executing the tar command 
> verify the sources exist in $CWD. Use the info file to download as necessary. 
> Then validate the sources with md5sum from the info file.
> I realize third party packages automate this, but for people manually 
> installing SBo packages the modifications would save time and offer nominal 
> security.
> Just a thought.
> Thanks.
> P.S. I am not a member of the list.
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