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authorJason Woodward2003-11-13 20:32:13 +0000
committerJason Woodward2003-11-13 20:32:13 +0000
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@@ -153,11 +153,12 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
always be defined strictly by library dependencies. Applications, rather than
libraries may be required, such as the case with man and groff.
- I have sent Pat a request to include a requires field in the PACKAGES.TXT
- file that is shared with all the mirrors. Since this information is known
- when the package is created, this is the best time/place to make that data
- available. It is a simple progression from making a note within the package
- description such as the one already within the man package:
+ I have sent Pat a request to include a slack-required file in the pacakge.
+ Then the data from that file could be used to generate a field in the
+ PACKAGES.TXT file that is shared with all the mirrors. Since this information
+ is known when the package is created, this is the best time/place to make that
+ data available. It is a simple progression from making a note within the
+ package description such as the one already within the man package:
man: man (format and display the on-line manual pages)
man:
@@ -197,7 +198,8 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
./install/slack-required
- This follows the existing convention pioneered by the slack-desc file.
+ See FAQ # 19 for an example on how to generate a slack-required file. This
+ file follows the existing convention pioneered by slack-desc.
He has declined the request at this time, citing a "niche" for a
distribution without "dependency hell". I believe leaving out the requirement
@@ -216,8 +218,8 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
slapt-get can resolve dependencies via the slack-required meta data. Already
there are packages being submitting to linuxpackages.net supporting this
additional file within the slackware package. Scripts that generate
- mindful PACKAGES.TXT files are available (such as the one in this FAQ,
- see #17).
+ mindful PACKAGES.TXT files are available, such as the one in this FAQ,
+ see #17.
11. What about multiple package sources, ala linuxpackages.net?
@@ -388,8 +390,8 @@ Frequenty Asked Questions:
Most mirrors use ./slackware/{disk set} as the directory for the set. Thus
to install every package from xap:
- ./slapt-get --search '^\.\/slackware\/xap$'|awk '{print $1}'| \
- xargs -r ./slapt-get --install
+ slapt-get --search '^\.\/slackware\/xap$'|awk '{print $1}'| \
+ xargs -r slapt-get --install
19. How can I add dependency information to my packages?