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Old 06-29-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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For Pat package slang1


Pat, just a question, are you sure slang1 is needed on slack-current now,

it seem just aalib, is linked on it.

thanks,

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Old 06-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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Some people might still be using it for other things too. Is there a reason you want it removed?
 
Old 06-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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After just a very cursory look, seems at least aaxine and any program that uses gst-plugins-good use it.

Like Stephen, I am puzzled by the remove request.
 
Old 06-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Yes, i agree, but it's probably, because these packages depend on aalib, and aalib depend on slang1 and slang.
 
Old 06-29-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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I think that Pat is pretty picky when examining requests for removal, and rightly so.

So, for your request be considered, I guess that you'll need a stronger rationale than "I don't need it"

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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Probably, but just a question, i think slang1 is obsolet, but maybe I'm wrong.
 
Old 06-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #7
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Probably, but just a question, i think slang1 is obsolet, but maybe I'm wrong.
If it is obsolete it could be replaced by something better whose introduction wouldn't break packages or applications that depend on it. Which one would you propose?

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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i think slang only.
 
Old 06-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #9
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Another raison slang1 is not present in fedora since fedora-6, no present in debian, in archlinux, probably gentoo and other...........
 
Old 06-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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Another raison slang1 is not present in fedora since fedora-6, no present in debian, in archlinux, probably gentoo and other...........
If this reason is adequate, let's remove init.
 
Old 06-30-2013, 01:20 AM   #11
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sysvinit is used and maintained, but slang1 is probably useless and also unmaintained since 10 years
 
Old 06-30-2013, 06:45 PM   #12
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sysvinit is used and maintained, but slang1 is probably useless and also unmaintained since 10 years
sysvinit is not in slackware. how can you remove it?
 
Old 06-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #13
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sysvinit is not in slackware. how can you remove it?
Where did you get that impression? Sysvinit is Slackware's process 0, it is just used with BSD style scripts:
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tobi ~ ☺ $ slackpkg info sysvinit

PACKAGE NAME:  sysvinit-2.88dsf-i486-2.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION:  ./slackware/a
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed):  76 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed):  200 K
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
sysvinit: sysvinit (init, the parent of all processes)
sysvinit:
sysvinit: System V style init programs by Miquel van Smoorenburg that control
sysvinit: the booting and shutdown of your system.  These support a number of
sysvinit: system runlevels, each with a specific set of utilities spawned.
sysvinit: For example, the normal system runlevel is 3, which starts agetty
sysvinit: on virtual consoles tty1 - tty6.  Runlevel 4 starts xdm.
sysvinit: Runlevel 0 shuts the system down.
sysvinit:
 
Old 06-30-2013, 07:37 PM   #14
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Sysvinit is Slackware's process 0
PID 1 actually.
 
Old 06-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #15
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PID 1 actually.
Of course.
 
  


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