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Old 03-12-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Request for 13.37: Change to slrn slackbuild

I have noticed that PV and team are currently very receptive to proposed changes and additions for the upcoming Slackware 13.37 so I thought I would add my own request as well .

On reinstallation or upgrade the stock slrn slackbuild overwrites the vital configuration file for slrnpull: slrnpull.conf. This file contains not only the newsgroups requested for reading but also the numbers to be downloaded as well as the time the posts will remain in the spool. This can be avoided quite simply by altering the existing:

cp -a $PKG/usr/doc/slrn-$VERSION/slrnpull/slrnpull.conf $PKG/var/spool/slrnpull

cp -a $PKG/usr/doc/slrn-$VERSION/slrnpull/slrnpull.conf $PKG/var/spool/slrnpull/
and then adding the following to the

A small change but it saves scrabbling for backup copies of slrnpull.conf
Old 03-12-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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It couldn't hurt to post a message to the mailing list.

EDIT: oops, I didn't realize that it is part of the official distribution.

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by andrewthomas View Post
EDIT: oops, I didn't realize that it is part of the official distribution.
Indeed . I actually build the svn slrn, although there is not too much difference between it and the release version at the moment, but I have incorporated this change in my own slackbuild. Just thought all the other slrnpull users might benefit as well...


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