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Old 10-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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man slackpkg - typos


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I know it's not really important and does not affect Slackware performance but still, I think typos should be corrected.

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Every time this list is changed, the update need to be run.
needs?

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If the template "includes" other templates, all of them needs to be in /etc/slackpkg/templates.
need?

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Like file-search, you can see whether the packages are installed or not; if not, you can download and instll them with other slackpkg actions.
install?

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Installation of a package is very simple. You need only type:
You only need to type?

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Be careful, this can put your machine in a unusable state.
an?
 
Old 10-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Wouldn't you report it to

piterpk AT terra.com.br?

slackpkg is not a slackware package.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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Wouldn't you report it to

piterpk AT terra.com.br?

slackpkg is not a slackware package.
You're right. Thanks.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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You're welcome.
 
Old 10-19-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
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Hehe, I guess you saw these typos while translating slackpkg's man pages in Polish

Just wondering: maybe we should internationalize slackpkg itself in the future...

Back to the topic, maybe you could register on sourceforge.net if not already done, then post a patch on sourceforge.net here (click on Create Ticket). I suggest that because Sébastien Ballet already did that to propose a fix. The ticket remained open for some time but the patch was eventually applied by Patrick Volkerding, as you can see in the Changelog for Slackware-current

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Back to the topic, maybe you could register on sourceforge.net if not already done, then post a patch on sourceforge.net here (click on Create Ticket). I suggest that because Sébastien Ballet already did that to propose a fix. The ticket remained open for some time but the patch was eventually applied by Patrick Volkerding, as you can see in a recent entry of the Changelog.
http://www.slackpkg.org/ has the latest version at 2.82 SF @ 2.81

Try an e-mail first
 
Old 10-20-2013, 01:19 AM   #7
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Wouldn't you report it to

piterpk AT terra.com.br?

slackpkg is not a slackware package.
How is it not a Slackware package? In the same way that Firefox is not a Slackware package (i.e., made by Mozilla)?
slackpkg was installed by default in my "Full Install" of Slackware. I did not add it in later on. What's an example of something that's a "Slackware package", then?
 
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I guess he means not a system package written and/or maintained by Pat. The Pkgtools are written and maintained by Pat himself, Slackpkg is not.

P.S. Slackpkg, whilst very nice, is not an essential, you could run Slackware without it. The same is not true without Pkgtools, the install scripts or anything else that Pat maintains. If you took them away it is not really Slackware anymore.

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Thanks guys for the responses/suggestions. I have emailed Piter.
 
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"You need only to type..." v "You only need to type..."

I'm the victim of a 1970's English comprehensive education so I'm not really in a position to advise on correctness, but the first one of those feels more natural to me. The rest of your corrections I agree with.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 05:24 AM   #11
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"You need only to type..." v "You only need to type..."

I'm the victim of a 1970's English comprehensive education so I'm not really in a position to advise on correctness, but the first one of those feels more natural to me. The rest of your corrections I agree with.
I'm a victim of 1950's Secondary Modern education, and favour the second one.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #12
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Exodus 14-14: The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Looks like the folks who wrote the bible order the phrase the same way as I do.

A quick google search suggests that the best approach is to put the 'only' as close as you can to the phrase you're trying to limit:
If that is true then: "You need only to type blah", is more focused than "You only need to type", but "You need to type only...." is better than both, though in this context it doesn't look like it changes the meaning of the sentence whichever way you order it. English is a stupid language.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #13
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In: Molière, Le Bougeois gentilhomme, acte II, scène 4:
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MAÎTRE DE PHILOSOPHIE.- On les peut mettre premièrement comme vous avez dit : Belle Marquise, vos beaux yeux me font mourir d’amour. Ou bien : D’amour mourir me font, belle Marquise, vos beaux yeux. Ou bien : Vos yeux beaux d’amour me font, belle Marquise, mourir. Ou bien : Mourir vos beaux yeux, belle Marquise, d’amour me font. Ou bien : Me font vos yeux beaux mourir, belle Marquise, d’amour.

MONSIEUR JOURDAIN.- Mais de toutes ces façons-là, laquelle est la meilleure ?

MAÎTRE DE PHILOSOPHIE.- Celle que vous avez dite : Belle Marquise, vos beaux yeux me font mourir d’amour.
...
 
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I guess he means not a system package written and/or maintained by Pat.
correct. It is upstream.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Looks like the folks who wrote the bible order the phrase the same way as I do.
If James I had had Oldhamers working on it, things might have turned out differently.
 
  


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