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Old 05-26-2018, 05:02 AM   #1336
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And one downvote. I can't see the point. They're just a 'curl/wget' away if you want them.
I'll reemphasize one point. For people running current sometimes development can move quickly and if you don't update right away the installed scripts could entirely change in the source tree compared to the packages that are currently installed, for example when libinput move to meson. Now say package 'foo' changes their build system and somewhere in the upstream changes they introduced a regression that is not immediately apparent. Now having the old build script could be very useful when someone wants to bisect the changes so that a solution can be found upstream or a temporary workaround is made in Slackware if the issue is serious enough.

Then there is always that every SBo script has this and it would make it a lot more convenient if looking in the documentation directory held consistent results instead of working half of the time. Or that the user may not always have a reliable or existing internet connection which is common in some parts of the world.
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:10 AM   #1337
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I'll reemphasize one point. For people running current sometimes development can move quickly and if you don't update right away the installed scripts could entirely change in the source tree compared to the packages that are currently installed, for example when libinput move to meson. Now say package 'foo' changes their build system and somewhere in the upstream changes they introduced a regression that is not immediately apparent. Now having the old build script could be very useful when someone wants to bisect the changes so that a solution can be found upstream or a temporary workaround is made in Slackware if the issue is serious enough.
maybe you missed this git repository (courtesy of Adrien Nader) that seems perfect for the task you describe, I'll link it here again for your convenience

http://cgit.notk.org/adrien/slackwar...rrent.ext.git/
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:20 AM   #1338
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I didn't, but thanks for bringing it up again.

I think its good that there is more than one way to deal with an issue. One size fits all solutions historically always end up as inadequate and I think that Slackware accommodates so many use cases is one of its better qualities.

Personally I find the git repo a bit unwieldy for two reasons, its not immediately clear what script built the package on my system and I already have an abundance of large git clones with a dwindling amount of remaining hard drive space...

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Old 05-26-2018, 06:02 AM   #1339
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Orbea, the problem with your idea is that the slackbuild file is only a small part of it. Many builds rely on patches and other sundry files and without those the slackbuild may be meaningless, so they would also need to be included (at which point you've pretty much got the entire build directory- sans the distfiles(to borrow a BSD ports term)). I understand the "reverting a package" scenario you're wrestling with, I just don't believe your solution will actually address it in any meaningful way.
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:18 AM   #1340
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Not sure of its been requested yet, but maybe look into adding f2fs_tools into the official package and installer choices since f2fs has stabilized a lot and is geared for SSDs and other NAND based media.
 
Old 05-26-2018, 08:29 AM   #1341
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whois-5.3.1:

https://fossies.org/linux/whois/debian/changelog
http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/ma...s_5.3.1.tar.xz
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:43 AM   #1342
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@GazL That is not an issue with scripts at SBo, why would it be an issue in the main tree? The source tree exists for people who want to build a package themselves, the documentation directory is for people who want to find information on the package.
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:31 PM   #1343
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Has anyone mentioned P7zip? Maybe?
 
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:19 PM   #1344
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Last I checked the Slackware is a distribution shipped as binary packages, and precisely it is not Gentoo!

I believe that those who want to study the Slackware's sources, should look into "source" directory and that's all folks!
Well... I always take a look into 'source'. But, when offline... the 'doc' dir is our safe place
 
Old 05-27-2018, 12:52 AM   #1345
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Request Kernel 4.16 (so we can get the stupid Radeon Vegas to work).


If the maintainers are feeling generous, repackage (or make a slackbuild for) amdgpu-pro
 
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:46 AM   #1346
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Has anyone mentioned P7zip? Maybe?
Yes, p7zip is a nightmare ...
https://landave.io/2018/05/7-zip-fro...ode-execution/
https://landave.io/2018/01/7-zip-mul...a-rar-and-zip/
Does anyone have a p7zip package with all patches up to date?
Debian sources contain the required patches but not the one for CVE-2018-10115!
 
Old 05-27-2018, 05:55 AM   #1347
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I like the new --terse modes for upgradepkg/installpkg. How about setting the default to the screen width rather than 80?
Code:
TERSELENGTH=${COLUMNS:-80}
 
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:42 PM   #1348
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libnftnl-1.1.0:

https://git.netfilter.org/libnftnl/log/
http://ftp.netfilter.org/pub/libnftn...-1.1.0.tar.bz2
 
Old 05-28-2018, 02:25 AM   #1349
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bison-3.0.5:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bi...018-05/msg0005
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/bison-3.0.tar.xz
 
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:25 AM   #1350
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p11-kit-0.23.11:

https://github.com/p11-glue/p11-kit/releases
https://github.com/p11-glue/p11-kit/...0.23.11.tar.gz
 
  


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