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Old 06-17-2020, 02:59 PM   #616
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@vtel57 should you wish to "re-activate" but not sure where to start editing or make clarification on errors i know exist, may i mentioned this contribution :

https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:mi...f_a_slackbuild

The idea is that its complementary "attempt" of an explanation of what goes on in a SlackBuild mainly aimed at less tech/able people (like myself) to complement a real life slackbuild that can be downloaded:

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...rch=latex2html

Its slightly out of date since i updated the SlackBuild taking into account new source release
 
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:36 AM   #617
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Hi @captain_sensible!

Are you the original contributor of that How-To on the docs.slackware.com site?
 
Old 06-19-2020, 03:01 AM   #618
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Hi @vtel57 thanks for reply. Eric set me straight at the beginning rather embarrassingly with English (i'm English he's not ) and syntax. Apart from that i'm the only contributor.


I did it after reading through template for slackbuild, trying to understand it and applying it to do a SlackBuild for Latex2html which i submitted.


it should really not be a "how to " since now you don't really write a SlackBuild anymore just adapt a SlackBuild template. Thus it was meant to be an explanation to go with the SlackBuild you can find on slackbuilds.Also that its meant for people like myself.


As you can see from my rating I don't have much ability but when I was trying to get my latex2html accepted I couldn't find an up todate explanation and i noted in the docs.slackware.com the line

"Who can help? Anyone can, from your uncle Ed who tinkers with Slackware on his old laptop to Linux gurus with development level skill sets." which i interpreted as, it doesn't matter if your not that able or clever your welcome and can still contribute.


There is a section which I tried to interpret but am probably wrong, which means there may be erroneous material. I did put a shout out to editors last line of

https://docs.slackware.com/talk:slackdocs:news discussion tab

Last edited by captain_sensible; 06-19-2020 at 03:14 AM. Reason: spelling and content
 
Old 06-19-2020, 07:42 AM   #619
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it should really not be a "how to " since now you don't really write a SlackBuild anymore just adapt a SlackBuild template. Thus it was meant to be an explanation to go with the SlackBuild you can find on slackbuilds.Also that its meant for people like myself.
That was a good write up. Enjoyed reading it.


I am one of those who does write my own scripts. Of course I started out using the SlackBuild scripts and SBo scripts before I branched out to do my own. I wanted some extras that SBo scripts don't and can't provide, plus my build environment is also different that SBo's.
 
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Old 06-19-2020, 09:06 AM   #620
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"Who can help? Anyone can, from your uncle Ed who tinkers with Slackware on his old laptop to Linux gurus with development level skill sets." which i interpreted as, it doesn't matter if your not that able or clever your welcome and can still contribute.


There is a section which I tried to interpret but am probably wrong, which means there may be erroneous material. I did put a shout out to editors last line of

https://docs.slackware.com/talk:slackdocs:news discussion tab

In the beginning, we had quite a few active editors to screen submissions. Nowadays, though, it's pretty much Eric H. and myself... and I've been somewhat remiss about keeping an eye on things there.


As Chris says above, I read your article and thought it to be quite well done. A long time in the past, I attempted a few SlackBuilds "from scratch", but I found that most SlackBuilds I needed on my system were already in existence, so I didn't bother anymore. For this reason, I cannot second guess your thesis on its technical merits. E. Hameleers or R. Workman or others are going to be MUCH more qualified to check on it for you. I'm good at grammar/spelling/punctuation. If there is erroneous information in the article, it's going to require a smarter person than I to detect and edit it.


On a submission-driven wiki like docs.slackware.com, there's always going to be some information submitted that's not necessarily accurate. It happens. Editors are supposed to catch it and correct it.


Anyway, all's well for the moment.


Have a great weekend! #Stay_Healthy!

Last edited by vtel57; 06-19-2020 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Amended ~Eric L.
 
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Old 06-19-2020, 11:29 AM   #621
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the erroneous material is i think my explanation :

If i understand the above block of code correctly its using the “find” on the basis of permissions and following symbolic links using the “-L flag”. If i understand this correctly its basically setting directories to 755 in order to enable a “cd” into them and files so that root can read write. If this is true I might have expected

-type d -exec chmod 775 {}

For directories and

-type f -exec chmod 644 {}
on the actual block :
Code:
find -L . \
 \( -perm 777 -o -perm 775 -o -perm 750 -o -perm 711 -o -perm 555 \
  -o -perm 511 \) -exec chmod 755 {} \; -o \
 \( -perm 666 -o -perm 664 -o -perm 640 -o -perm 600 -o -perm 444 \
  -o -perm 440 -o -perm 400 \) -exec chmod 644 {} \;

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Old 06-19-2020, 06:03 PM   #622
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Is there a way to get notified of new submissions to SlackDocs? I like reading contributions to it, but there aren't enough for me to add the site to my daily sites to check, because after so long without updates, I'll forget to keep going there.

I'll have to read through the SlackBuild article once I get some time.
 
Old 06-20-2020, 11:05 AM   #623
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> Is there a way to get notified of new submissions to SlackDocs?

I seem to remember as an Admin at docs.slackwere.com that I used to get email notifications of changes to the wiki. I do NOT get them as a regular Editor, though.

Eric H. (AlienBob) will have to answer this one, bassmadrigal. Sorry. I have insufficient data and/or memory.
 
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:19 AM   #624
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Is there a way to get notified of new submissions to SlackDocs?
There's a RSS feed but it's not limited to new submissions.
 
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Old 06-20-2020, 04:56 PM   #625
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Ah, yes! Thanks. I had completely forgotten about the RSS. Unfortunately, even that would require regular monitoring by those interested in the new submissions. I haven't loaded up my RSS feeds in months.
 
Old 06-21-2020, 10:15 PM   #626
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There's a RSS feed but it's not limited to new submissions.
Thanks. Maybe I'll have to get akregator up and running again. I used to use that, but it crashed at some point and lost me all my feeds and I was too lazy to set it back up.
 
  


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