[Slackbuilds-users] orphaned buildscripts

Christoph Willing chris.willing at linux.com
Tue May 16 12:38:09 UTC 2023

On 13/5/23 11:02, KB_SBo wrote:
> All:
> While assisting a friend in getting some software compiled, he emailed
> the currently listed SBo maintainer:
>> Benjamin Trigona-Harany, the former qgis maintainer, wrote that he dropped
>> all his SBo packages two years ago.
> Therefore it looks like these are all up for grabs:
> -----------------------------

> network/tornado

I'm not using tornado at the moment but some time ago I used it 
intensively on a large project and so, for sentimental reasons, I 
wouldn't like it to disappear from SBo.

The existing version on SBo dates back to 2018 and uses python2. The 
latest available version properly uses python3 and this is the version I 
would want to maintain.

However the existing (python2) version is depended on by some other 
SlackBuilds (libraries/toro, system/salt, python/tornado_systemd, 
system/graphterm, libraries/python2-matplotlib, system/butterfly), so I 
guess the python2 version of tornado would need to stay around for their 

I'd like to propose that I create and maintain a new SlackBuild for 
python3-tornado while the existing tornado could be renamed as 
python2-tornado or even remain as is (assuming someone else steps in to 
take it over).


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