[Slapt-get-devel] [Slapt-get-user] slapt-get patches... [0.10.1 addons]

dan at mutagenix.org dan at mutagenix.org
Mon Feb 16 12:41:15 EST 2009

His patch does a number of things.   What part, specifically, are you  
talking about?

Also, out of curiousity, what does Shingoshi mean?


Quoting Xavian-Anderson Macpherson <Shingoshi at comcast.net>:

> It's about time someone figured out how to do this. I asked for this a
> long time ago.
> Thank you so very much!
> Xavian-Anderson Macpherson
> Shingoshi
> Brane F. Gračnar wrote:
>> On Friday 16 January 2009 22:25:34 you wrote:
>>> Hi Brane,
>>> I'll always take patches.  That sounds good as long as it is nice and
>>> clean.  Did you mean to attach it here?
>> Here are my patches. They apply cleanly to 0.10.1. I've also added nice
>> generate-slapt-repository script for generation of slapt repositories. It's
>> based on your script on the website, but it's more robust and it creates
>> subdir "mountable" slapt-get repositories.
>>>> - - posibility to add some
>>>> special variables to SOURCE directive example:
>>>> SOURCE=http://dist.example.org/repo/${ARCH}/${SLACKWARE_VERSION}
>>>> ... etc... What do you think? Best regards, Brane
>>> Not sure I follow the use of this.... where is arch and slackware version
>>> set?  What utility does it have over having just the name filled in within
>>> the source line?  I'm not sure the added parsing complexity is worth it.
>> Check out the patches... Why are they useful? I've got a cluster containing
>> hundreds of machines installed with various slackware variants (slackware,
>> slamd64 and bluewhite64) and i have only one
>> repository consisting all packages for all distributions and all archs,
>> separated in different directories - the problem was that i wasn't able to
>> use the same slapt-getrc on all those different slackware variants.
>> This patch enables this behaviour, becouse you can put a line like this in
>> your slapt-getrc:
>> SOURCE=http://repo.example.org/mirrors/${DISTRO_NAME_LC}-${DISTRO_VERSION_MAJOR}.
>> And this would expand to the following:
>>  http://repo.example.org/mirrors/slackware-12.2/:OFFICIAL      (slackware)
>>  http://repo.example.org/mirrors/slamd64-12.2/:OFFICIAL        (slamd64)
>>  http://repo.example.org/mirrors/bluewhite64-12.2/:OFFICIAL    (bluewhite64)
>> For complete list of variables that can be inserted in slapt-getrc see
>> Changelog or example slapt-getrc file.
>> Attached patch also adds support for more apt-get-like usage of   
>> slapt-get. All
>> command targets, that now need to be prefixed by double dash (--) can now be
>> specified without them. Example:
>> slapt-get --install <pkgname>    ==    slapt-get install <pkgname>
>> slapt-get --update               ==    slapt-get update
>> ... and so on.
>> Please consider the patches for inclusion in the next release of slapt-get;
>> perhaps more people would find these patches useful.
>> Best regards, Brane
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