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Old 09-20-2013, 09:34 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by burdi01 View Post
Of course blacklisting the package will stop it from being overwritten by the repo version. But why requiring an additional action (the blacklisting) instead of a simple change (change the package name) to the script?
By creating package-versionX and the use of blacklisting you can just upgradepkg package-versionX. By renaming it to package-yourstring-versionX you're creating a package that conflicts with a stock one which has a different name. It's a bit messier IMO. By taking the extra step of blacklisting the package you won't have to worry about having the stock one re-installed accidentally e.g. by slackpkg, and have your files overwritten. Plus, it's easier to keep track what's going on in your system.

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:00 AM   #32
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Indeed it is pretty standard to tell the difference between an official package and a non official one by using a tags. Many people (myself included) use their initials, others use something that makes sense to them, e.g. AlienBob uses 'alien' and uses '_SBo'. This makes it easy to blacklist groups of packages from the same author (or project). It seems pretty odd to introduce a new method when the current one has (and continues to) work pretty well after all these years.

EDIT: Tags also make it easier to list collections of packages by the same author/project.

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